Why You Should Love Fall (or at least consider it)

It has come to my attention recently (ahem, Mom) that not everyone loves fall as much as I do. Apparently, many people prefer summer to fall. Having lived all of my life in New England, which I consider to be the Queen of All Things Fall, this perplexes me. Summer on a Connecticut beach is a wonderful thing, but in general, fall wins every time. Why? Here are a few things to look forward to in the glorious time of autumn in New England:

  • Local apples. Nothing is tastier than a fresh, locally grown apple. My whole family loves apples, and it’s so nice to have a reprieve from the somewhat mushy, sort of flavorless ones shipped in to us during the rest of the year.

    Macouns are a favorite here!
    Macouns are a favorite here!
  • Connecticut Farms. Farms shine in the fall. Nothing is better than harvest season! There are so many corn mazes, pumpkin patches, orchards, hayrides, etc to visit that it would be impossible to see them all. Our favorites are the events at the cooperative of farms in The Farmer’s Cow dairy co-op. Check out their fall farm events!

    We <3 Cows
    We ❤ cows!
  • Cooler, drier air. My kids love nothing more than being outdoors. I remember loving summer as a kid, but these days, I just can’t handle the heat and humidity. I love the cooler temperatures and lower humidity of late September through early November. I don’t mind being outside for hours when it’s comfortable out!

    Enjoying the breezy 60s instead of the humid 90s
    Enjoying the breezy 60s instead of the humid 90s
  • Beautiful foliage. You can’t think about fall in New England without thinking about the leaves! My kids love making leaf crafts: leaf prints, sun catchers with leaves and crayon shavings ironed between sheets of wax paper, leaf rubbings, etc. Here are more fun leaf crafts!

    Gorgeous colors!
    Gorgeous colors!
  • Delicious treats. This is mind-boggling to me, but not everyone loves pumpkin flavored things (I do, however). However, fall is when we all break out the caramel apples, cider, cocoa, and pies. Yum!

    Cocoa after playing in the crisp air
    Cocoa after playing in the crisp air
  • Thanksgiving. More than Christmas, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love food, and I love the idea of stopping to be thankful for what we have, and I look forward to cooking up some family favorites each November.

    My speciality dish!
    My speciality dish!
  • No gear! This is a new benefit I’ve discovered as a mom! All winter, it’s a struggle to get out the door with the gloves, hats, coats, boots, etc. All summer, it’s a marathon of slathering sunscreen on unwilling kids, packing swimsuits, towels, bug spray, sunglasses, etc. Fall is easy! Just walk outside, with maybe a sweatshirt. Done.

    No coat, hat, gloves, boots...ready for fun all the time!
    No coat, hat, gloves, boots…ready for fun all the time!
  • Fair season. Maybe, just maybe, this has to do with growing up with the Durham Fair, but I love fair season! My kids love visiting the animals, eating fresh cider donuts, and riding the rides. I love entering crafts and food in the judged contests, meeting up with old friends, and people watching.  You’re never too old to have fun at the fair!

    You can't not love this.
    You can’t not love this.

Any other fall fans out there? There’s nothing like it! Bring on the hot cider!

7 thoughts on “Why You Should Love Fall (or at least consider it)

  1. I’m with you. Fall is awesome. And thanks for pointing out the no gear thing. It’s so true. Easy as pie (apple of course) to leave the house and hit the orchard, farm or fair! Great list Sarah!

  2. I looove fall! It is definitely the most beautiful, wonderful time of the year (along with back to school). Thanks for all the great reminders!

  3. Yes, yes, yes! I love fall! And it’s such a reminiscent time as well. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. And I totally just forgot about the fact that I can do leaf projects! I’m off to Google how to make sun catchers and do crayon shavings ironed between sheets of wax paper. Also, CP has some pen pals in other parts of the country and I thought it would be neat to send them leaves! Maybe now we’ll preserve them before we send them!

  4. I am one of those summer-lovers, but you do make some good points…. 🙂 And I am a big fan of Thanksgiving!!

  5. Great insight. It is also the return of homework, sports & activities and packing lunches. Childcare expenses drop as kids in school full-time just need before & after school coverage.

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