Fall is a magical time in New England and is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful places in the United States to see the foliage. Yet, there are also some fall foods and drinks to look out for on your visit! Join us for some of our favorite seasonal items that you can easily find at local farms and breweries. We’ll take you through the best pumpkin, maple, and even fall desserts with apples. Enjoy!
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New England Travel Inspiration
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- Best Food in Rhode Island: 11 Famous Eats from the Ocean State
- 10 Fun Things to do in Lenox MA: Tanglewood, Nature Walks, & More
- Hiking Monument Mountain: Guide to the Best Hike in the Berkshires
- 18 Fun Things to Do in Newport Rhode Island
Best Fall Desserts in New England
1. Endless Pies
There aren’t many better and more traditional fall desserts than a warm slice of pie! Now what type of pie you get is completely up to you. Our personal favorite is apple!
However, you can get everything from tangleberry and pumpkin to blueberry and pecan pie for fall desserts. Sold throughout New England at local farms and supermarkets, you can’t go wrong with a quick slice or whole pie to takeaway.
2. Apple Cider Donuts
If you’ve never had an apple cider doughnut then you’re in for a real fall foods treat! While they can be found year-round, as soon as fall hits they somehow taste more delicious. Apple cider donuts are one of the best fall desserts to enjoy as you’re cruising around New England embracing the colorful leaves.
3. Candy Apples
Ready for more fall desserts with apples? Candy apples will immediately transport you back to your childhood if you grew up in New England! You can go for the classic caramel coating or truly elevate your fall desserts experience with chocolate caramel and nuts.
4. Maple Candy
Maple syrup is a staple of every household in New England. Nevertheless, when fall hits these sweet maple candies start appearing everywhere. Who doesn’t love a good maple sugar candy after lunch?!
5. Maple Creamy
When you first think about fall foods you’re probably not considering something cold. Fortunately, when it comes to Vermont, maple creamies can be enjoyed year-round!
For us, they are just as delicious in the summer as they are on a brisk autumn day. There’s just nothing like a maple creamy when you’re talking fall desserts!
Delicious Fall Drinks in New England
6. Apple Cider
When the leaves turn red and orange there are few things that quench your thirst quite like a glass of apple cider. There are so many amazing fall drinks, but we love how this one can be served warm, too. After reading about the fall desserts with apples in this article you should know apple cider is just as delicious!
7. Hard Apple Cider
While similar in name, trust us when we say this hits slightly different! An alcoholic version of apple cider is sure to take the chill out of any crisp fall day.
Throughout New England, there are so many great breweries to try these popular fall drinks. We’ve even noticed that local farms are starting to make their own hard apple cider!
8. Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin lattes have a cult following in New England and are starting to make their way around the rest of the United States. As soon as there is the slightest chill in the air it’s time to switch from a normal latte to pumpkin spiced! Before you enjoy all the best fall desserts make sure to start your day with this pumpkin coffee specialty.
9. Seasonal Beer
Just like with your coffee, when fall hits it’s time for those seasonal beers! One of the most famous in New England is a pumpkin beer that is served with the cinnamon sugar rim. You can also taste many Oktoberfest-inspired beverages around this time of year at local bars and breweries.
What fall foods, desserts, and drinks do you look forward to this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!
Brigitte & Jake
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Where To Stay in The Berkshires
Ultra Luxury – Miraval Berkshires Resort & Spa – Take in some luxury in this historic Wyndhurst Mansion turned resort. Enjoy golfing, spa treatments, and views of the beautiful Berkshire countryside.
Fun Vacation – Courtyard by Marriott Lenox – Just a quick drive from downtown Lenox, this is the perfect spot to relax after a fun day of exploring. While there are plenty of historic hotels and Airbnb’s in the area, we enjoyed having the modern amenities and swimming pool at the Courtyard by Marriot.
Bed & Breakfast – Chambery Inn – This beautiful bed and breakfast is situated out in the countryside of Lee, but still close enough to walk to local restaurants and shops. You’ll also be just a few miles from attractions such a Tanglewood and Butternut Ski Resort.
Historic Hotel – Red Lion Inn – This historic hotel is a landmark in the town of Stockbridge. Stroll through town which is right at your doorstep, or simply watch the day pass you by while sipping on drinks on the front porch.
For more places to stay in The Berkshires you can explore the latest prices here!
USA Travel Planning
Massachusetts Guides: 10 Fun Things Stockbridge – 6 Best Berkshire Small Towns – Bash Bish Falls – Ramblewild – Hancock Shaker Village – Clark Art – Berkshire HorseWorks – Olivia’s Overlook
Flights: We always find great flights using Skyscanner and Kayak. This way you can plan your trip around the cheapest and most direct routes.
Accommodation: Compare multiple sites to get to the best deal such as Booking.com and Agoda! Also, Hostelworld can be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget.
Rental Car: We use Discover Cars when traveling. Consider renting a car in one city and dropping it off in another for an epic road trip!
Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for hundreds of activities around the country. Book a tour of Fenway Park in Boston, skip the line at the Empire State Building in NYC, or go on a Sea Cave Kayak Tour in La Jolla California!
Travel Insurance: Never travel abroad without being covered! We’ve been using SafetyWing for the last few years and they are there when we need them.
Packing Lists: Find all the inspiration you need with our Amazon packing lists. Including our electronics and camera gear, must-have medical items, and long flight essentials!