Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SpotlightOn - Fall(ing) in New England

Camden Harbor photo by Claudio Latanza
(Image via Distinctive Inns)
I have been fortunate this year in that I was blessed with new individuals that came into my life and enabled me with the opportunity to discover so much more of what New England has to offer. We are now in my favorite season: Fall!! The leaves are starting to change colors, we have had a few crisp days and the jackets are out.(Ahh - boy do I love fall jackets and snuggling under the covers on chilly nights!) So if you happen to be making the trek up to see the beautiful New England foliage, which is unlike anywhere else, here is my list of favorites discovered along the way.



Beach Day in Ogunquit, Maine: Take a break on the coast, walk the Marginal Way and have a meal overlooking Perkins Cove at Barnacle Billy's. I never knew going to the beach and not getting into the water could be such a great and fulfilling experience.

Gould Hill Farm  - October 2016
 (image via TripAdvisor)

Apple Picking in Contoocook, New Hampshire: A drive up the Merrimack Valley is quite picturesque and apple picking at Gould Hill Farm will just add to that. On clear days, the farm offers 80 mile insanely beautiful panoramic views of New Hampshire, including Mount Washington. Some days horse drawn carriage rides are offered (sadly not when we were there), but, I did get to try their amazing cider donuts and do some apple picking throughout their vast orchard.


Birthday weekend in Camden, Maine aka The Jewel of the Maine Coast: One word - WOW! It started with a sail out in Penobscot Bay, then a little rest in our room at Whitehall and topped the evening off with the most amazing dinner ever had at Natalie's at the Camden Harbour Inn. I highly recommend visiting Camden for any romantic getaway or celebrations. It was such an escape here in New England with the most amazing cuisine, beautiful harbor and cute town.
Compost Heap Breakfast dish
(image via RiverHouse Cafe)

Hiking Pack Monadnock (easier than Mount Monadnock) and discovering great food in the New Hampshire Monadnock region. If you are in the area for a good hike HIGHLY recommend Taqueria Odelay in Keene for some of the best tacos I have ever had (trust me I know my latin food) or for a pre or post hike Brunch (which doesn't seem to exist outside of metropolitan cities) try Riverhouse Cafe in Greenfield with delicious breakfast plates, cute decor and yummy mimosas.

Happy Trails!
*Photo credit given to those due. Recently I have been leaving my phone behind and focusing on savoring the moments. Photos shared closely resemble items and experiences lived.

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