May 6, 2021

by: Megan Schinella 
New Canaanite and Mommy Blogger (@campbymama)

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to change color, it’s time to start thinking about what this Fall season has to offer. Fall activities are a great way to introduce a new season, a season of change, and all the fun that comes with it. Here are six incredibly awesome local Fall activities for toddlers, couples, friends, and the entire family.

1Visit an apple orchard
Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard
130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem, NY

This is an old school autumn classic. Harvest Moon sells bushels of apples or, better yet, pick your own. Appointment for self-picking is recommended, so call ahead.

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2Go on a nature hike to view and admire Fall foliage
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Reservation Rd, Pound Ridge, NY

The 4,315-acre park makes Ward Pound Ridge Reservation the County’s largest park. Enjoy the varied terrain, stunning landscapes and miles of wooded trails.

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3Shop the local Farmers Market
New Canaan Farmers Market
South Avenue/Maple Street/
Main Street in New Canaan, CT
The New Canaan Farmers Market offers a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers, breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more. All straight from the farm. Pre-registration is required for the first hour (10:00am-11:00am). Pre-ordering is available, but not required. Runs until Thanksgiving.  

4Walk the trails at the Nature Center
New Canaan Nature Center 144 Oenoke Ridge, Route 124, New Canaan, CT
The New Canaan Nature Center is a seasoned botanical garden, beautiful arboretum, and very pretty nature preserve. Trails are open through Covid. 

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5Go Horseback riding
Limelight Farm
550 Guard Hill Road, Bedford, NY

Work on your equestrian skills or book a ride through a local stable. Or join the Bedford Riding Lanes Association for only $175 a year and enjoy!
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6Pick out a pumpkin or gourd
Pound Ridge Nursery & Garden Center
6 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, NY

Pumpkins and Gourds come in a variety of sizes, colors and flavors. Each is unique. 

7. Sign up for community solar

Sign up to enable locally generated   solar energy and get 10% off your electric bill. Use the opportunity to teach kids about how they can have an impact on   the environment. Find out more at

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