As the sweltering heat of summer gives way to the crisp, cool breeze of autumn, nature paints the world in hues of gold, red, and orange. The Northeastern United States stands as a front-row seat to this breathtaking spectacle, offering travelers an opportunity to immerse themselves in the magic of fall foliage and a plethora of autumnal activities. Let’s take a journey through some of the best destinations to experience the wonders of fall in the Northeast, from charming lakeside getaways to historic coastal retreats.
Mill Falls at the Lake: A Lakeside Haven for Autumn Enthusiasts
Nestled by the serene shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, New Hampshire, Mill Falls at the Lake is an enchanting all-season resort that beckons travelers to embrace the beauty of autumn. Whether you choose to cozy up in a private lakeside cottage or venture into the great outdoors, this timeless destination promises a memorable escape. From pontoon boat charters to kayaking, guided hikes, and relaxing yoga sessions, the resort offers a plethora of outdoor activities to suit every preference.
For those seeking relaxation, the Cascade Outdoor Spa Deck invites you to indulge in soothing spa treatments amidst the backdrop of the lake’s tranquility. As the leaves turn, nearby attractions such as Gunstock Mountain’s scenic hikes, Hermit Woods Winery’s wine tastings, and the charm of apple picking at Moulton Farm await. Don’t miss the chance to partake in New Hampshire’s Pumpkin Festival in downtown Laconia on October 27 and 28 – just a short drive from Mill Falls.
Danfords Hotel & Marina: Waterfront Luxury in Port Jefferson
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Port Jefferson, New York, at the newly renovated Danfords Hotel & Marina. This waterfront property offers an idyllic setting to enjoy the sights and sounds of fall. Overlooking the historic harbor, guests can relish in specially curated cocktails and local cuisine at the refreshed Ferryman’s Grille. Additionally, the recently launched The Grille at Waterview at Port Jefferson Country Club adds to the culinary delights of the area.
Port Jefferson invites you to savor the slower pace of waterfront living. Schooner tours along the Sound, wine and beer tastings, and the wholesome experience of pumpkin picking at Benner’s Farm family homestead await travelers seeking to embrace the autumn spirit.
Nantucket Resort Collection: Discover Autumn’s Charms on Nantucket Island
Autumn casts a captivating spell on Nantucket Island as the crowds disperse, leaving behind a tranquil paradise for those who seek it. The Nantucket Resort Collection, comprising three charming bed and breakfasts in Old Town, welcomes visitors with open arms. Experience the cozy comfort of the Sherburne Inn, indulge in pet-friendly accommodations at the Regatta Inn’s ‘VIP (Very Important Pet) Program,’ or admire the classic design with modern twists at Chapman House.
As the island’s pace slows down, enjoy leisurely walks on quiet beaches and explore the historic streets adorned with fall foliage. The crisp air and off-season rates make Nantucket an irresistible autumn escape.
Greyfinch Chatham Inn: A Cape Cod Retreat to Remember
In Chatham, Massachusetts, Greyfinch Chatham Inn offers travelers a chance to savor an authentic Cape Cod experience against the backdrop of the Atlantic’s grandeur. Freshly unveiled in June 2023, this historically rooted coastal retreat beckons with its New England charm. With easy access to beaches, local delicacies, and coastal activities, Greyfinch is the perfect setting for an autumnal getaway.
As the summer crowds dissipate, embrace the tranquility of Chatham’s coastal beauty and the warm hues of fall that paint the landscape in a mesmerizing tapestry.
Champlin’s Marina & Resort: A Block Island Delight
On the picturesque Block Island in Rhode Island, Champlin’s Marina & Resort awaits with open arms to bid farewell to summer and usher in the beauty of fall. With one of New England’s largest marinas overlooking the Great Salt Pond, this 44-room resort-style property offers a newly renovated and heated pool, dockside dining options, a private beach, and stunning views of the marina.
As summer transitions to autumn, Champlin’s ‘New Year’s Party’ on September 3 promises a festive celebration of the season. And what better way to unwind than sipping on the resort’s famed mudslides while gazing at the tranquil waters?
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