Don't Miss These Fun Fall Events

Harvest Fun

Pick your own apples

Don't miss the last apple picking weekend of the year at Bear Swamp Orchard & Cidery, Oct. 6 - 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pack a picnic to eat outside, or pick up some sweet treats there. They have hard cider tastings and cidery tours, and an array of products inducing jams, jellies and maple syrup. 1209 Hawley Road, Ashfield, Mass. BEARSWAMPORCHARD.COM

Fall Foliage

Community hike

It's time for the annual Columbus Day hike to the highest point in Massachusetts. Enjoy some fall colors and beautiful vistas during the Greylock Ramble, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the top. Park at the Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., and take the shuttles running to and from the trail head. EXPLOREADAMS.COM

Fall Festival

Fun for the whole family

Take a hike and tour the residence at Chesterwood Columbus Day, or bring the kids to enjoy pumpkin carving and a scavenger hunt. There will be live music by Mamma's Marmalade and a dance performance by Sayer Mansfield and Shawn Ahern, a birding presentation, and a lit pumpkin walk. Admission is $10, $5 for teens, children are free. 1 to 5 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.


Take a hike

Merck Forest and Farmland Center is holding a guided hike up Mount Antone, Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 11 a.m. Dress for the weather and pack a cold lunch and enjoy a picnic at the top, $3. This is a difficult hike, go prepared! 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. MERCKFOREST.ORG

Family Fun


Bring your little ghouls to Main Street in Bennington for store-to-store trick-or-treating, face painting, a petting zoo, the Vermont Arts Exchange Art Bus and more. Take a ride on the Roaming Railroad, or carve a pumpkin. There will also be a live music and a bouncy house, Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main Street and Route 7, Bennington, Vt. BETTERBENNINGTON.COM


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