Sunday, October 1, 2017

My top MUST-DO Activites this October


Good morning, happy Sunday, and happy October! 
There's so much I love about fall, and majority of it happens during October. It's a beautiful time to witness mother natures transition and take advantage of all that her beauty has to offer! I thought it'd be fun to share a few of my personal MUST-DO activities that are on my list this month. 

#1) Take a Hike..LITERALLY

I'm so not one for hiking..BUT there are a few exceptions I cave for, fall foliage being one of them. There are too many beautiful trails around the NJ/NY area not to take advantage of ESPECIALLY during the fall. With the air a bit crisper, and the beauty of the changing leaves surrounding you, there's such a peacefulness to getting out there to experience it all!  

#2) Enjoy a Scenic Weekend Getaway:

Nothing feels more like fall to me than enjoying a weekend getaway surrounded by the cozy charm of a historic town. Cities like Philadelphia PA, Newport RI, & Boston MA are not too far away and have tons to offer during the fall season. This year my top getaway destination is New Hope, PA..I've been wanting to go for the past 5+ years! New Hope is nestled right on the Delaware river and is packed with tons of character. From hiking trails, antique shops, and restaurants galore, there is always something to do. I'm hoping to book an airbnb for one night this month stat!

#3) Take a Local Day Trip:

Can't get away for a whole weekend? Take a day trip! Places like NYC are just a hop away and yet I often overlook them for fall activities. I've been dying to go for a gondola ride in Central Park Lake followed by dinner at the Loeb Boathouse. Why not see the beauty of the park in Autumn while someone else does all the rowing?! The Boathouse will stop serving dinner at the end of the month so it only makes sense to enjoy it before it's too late! 

Other great day-trip ideas on my list: A local October Festival/ Apple Festival,  Hike/Spa Day at Mohonk Mountain House (New Paltz NY), Fall Foliage Cruise (from NYC to Cold Spring NY & back) 

Central Park Lake

Mohonk Mountain House Hotel & Spa

Fall Foliage Cruise 

#4) Experience some Halloween-Related Fun: 

October would't be complete without good ol' Halloween. This year we opted to skip the whole haunted house route and got tickets to a pumpkin show instead. The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze is a spectacular showcase of over 7,000 carved pumpkins arranged in all various shapes & forms. Everyone should experience the magic of Halloween, no matter how young/old you are :)

Where: Sleepy Hallow NY

TICKETSHurry this event sells out super fast (every weekend in Oct is already sold out!) 

Thanks for stopping by & I hope you have the best OCTOBER yet!

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