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Halloween 2017 in Massachusetts: from pumpkin picking to terrifying tours of gallows and cemeteries, Halloween is juicy in 2017

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 12, 2017 2:51:40 PM / by Mary Lhowe

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Like other New England state’s Massachusetts does Halloween 2017 for people of all tastes.

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Escape to the Cape for Wellfleet Oysterfest 2017 October 14-15. Beautiful, uncrowded time to tour Cape Cod

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 10, 2017 9:42:27 AM / by Mary Lhowe

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It's a short work week and the warm weather is still beckoning us outdoors. Visit Cape Cod in the fall  when it's cool and uncrowded for the Wellfleet OysterFest 2017, coming this weekend, October 14-15. 
This two-day street party celebrates Wellfleet's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions and brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and big time fun. Highlights include local cuisine, arts and crafts, children's activities, educational exhibits, live music, and the Oyster Shuck-Off competition. There are a number of satellite events planned like beachcombing and bird walks. Map 

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Columbus Day Weekend is near: find an outdoor festival for mountain hiking, beer tasting, music, art, antiques, and fresh air among the foliage

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2017 9:55:13 AM / by Mary Lhowe

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Columbus Day holiday arrives early this year. Be prepared! Many places in New England host outdoor events celebrating foliage, food, music and the chance to get together in gorgeous weather. Here are some of our favorites:

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Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Fall Foliage from a Mountain Chair Lift or Hot Air Balloon

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 3:16:19 PM / by Mary Lhowe

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Enter our Fall Foliage Photo Contest to win Amazon gift card and your photo on VisitNewEngland.com

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 3, 2017 9:11:20 AM / by Mary Lhowe

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Calling all #photographers!  Celebrate the beauty of #autumn in New England. Post your fall photos on  Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #VNEFallFoliage17 to be entered into our  Fall Foliage Photo contest

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Halloween fun covers every taste: adult parties, zoo animals, cemetery tours, pumpkin patch parties, terrifying train excursions. Costuming is fun, and optional

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 2:36:05 PM / by Mary Lhowe

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Halloween is a month-long celebration of fall-themed hijinks that can appeal to every age and taste, from pumpkin play for todders to outlandish parties for adults, and everything in between.

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Try this for fall foliage viewing: do it while flying from treetop to treetop on a zipline course

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 2, 2017 10:52:28 AM / by Mary Lhowe

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 Fall foliage? Get cheek-to-cheek with that stuff and reconnect to the outdoors on the  zipline canopy tour offered by Zoar Outdoor in Charlemont, Massachusetts. The three-hour canopy tour includes 11 zip lines, 2 sky bridges, and 3 rappels. You'll experience progressively faster zips and a variety of tree-top platforms as you proceed through the course. Two guides for every eight guests. Your kids will love it! Map.

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Find the most beautiful fall foliage running trails in northern New England with help from Great Runs

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2017 12:43:24 PM / by Mary Lhowe

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Our friends at Great Runs sent a note describing their favorite foliage-viewing running trails in northern New England. We here at VisitNewEngland.com are couch-loving people, but you running people: have at it! Fill your lungs with autumn air and gaze at everything around you!

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Plan a foliage day trip with a destination: mountain vista, orchard, vineyard, gift emporium, artist’s workshop, nature museum

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 26, 2017 10:42:30 AM / by Mary Lhowe

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You’d love to take a leaf-peeping day trip but don’t want to spend an equal amount of time strategizing all your options. We understand. Hop directly to our Top 20 Foliage Day Trips page to find a day-long getaway in a neat little description. A few samples:

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Joyful news for Mark Twain fans: a new Twain book is published based on notes by Twain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 25, 2017 1:26:24 PM / by Mary Lhowe

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