Fall Bucket List


Posted: October 13, 2017

The days might be getting shorter, but Central Mass is full of life this time of year. Put on your best fall flannel and get to work on this autumn to-do list.

Enjoy Country Roads and Cranberry Wine

Hardwick Winery
3305 Greenwich Road
Hardwick, MA

Take a ride down a winding country road to visit Hardwick Winery at the two-hundred-year-old Giles E. Warner mansion. Enjoy a true New England creation with the Massetts Cranberry as you admire the stunning foliage of the Quabbin. +more

Sip a Maple Latte

Birch Tree Bread Company
138 Green Street
Worcester, MA

We’ve got nothing against Pumpkin Spice, but it’s the Maple Latte at Birch Tree that really has us excited this autumn. Made with local maple syrup (Pure BS Maple Shack) from Auburn, this latte is the perfect accompaniment for a crisp morning stroll around the Canal District. +more

Collect Vibrant Leaves

Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook
414 Massasoit Road
Worcester, MA

Take a hike through Broad Meadow Brook’s 400 acres and pick out your favorite leaves to press and save as a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. Trails are exceptionally well marked in this urban wildlife sanctuary and they’re perfect for beginners.  The Mass Audubon also maintains the Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary - also worth a trip! +more

Pick Apples

Brookfield Orchards
12 Lincoln Road
North Brookfield, MA

Meadowbrook Orchards
209 Chace Hill Road
Sterling MA 01564

Locally grown apples, fresh baked apple dumplings, and unique apple preserves are all waiting for you at Brookfield Orchards, in No. Brookfield, or Meadowbrook Orchards, in Sterling. When you’ve picked your fill, it’s time to hit the picnic tables for a warm bowl of chili. +more

Make Your Own Costume

Crompton Collective
138 Green Street
Worcester, MA

Get some Halloween inspiration at Crompton Collective where the air is always thick with creativity. This hotbed of vintage treasures is the perfect spot to craft your own costume. +more

Tailgate at a College Football Game

College of the Holy Cross Athletics
1 College Street
Worcester, MA

Fire up the grill! The Premier Lot opens for tailgating three hours before Holy Cross football games. Don’t forget to wear your purple and white. +more