With school back in session and the cool breezes of fall setting in, summer is already a distant memory. But before you begin to pine for the days of sand and sun, remember that there’s plenty to enjoy this season — especially in our neck of the woods.From apple picking and haunted hayrides to Hudson River cruises and wine tastings, here are some must-do items for your fall bucket list. It’ll keep you busy until it’s time for — gulp — holiday shopping season.Grab your binoculars and watch broad-winged hawks make their way through our region as they head south to Mexico. You can join fellow bird-lovers at free lookout spots in Montclair, Alpine and Warwick, N.Y. Fresh & Fancy Farms in New Milford is hosting a family pizza night on Sept. 22; guests have their choice of three seasonal pies, plus salad and dessert. Info: freshandfancyfarms.comPassaic County's second annual Paws in the Park will take place Oct. 7 at … [Read more...] about Fall bucket list: Everything to see, do and eat this season in North Jersey and beyond
Fall bucket list
Rebecca King North Jersey Record Published 6:10 AM EDT Oct 10, 2018 There’s only a month and a half left of autumn, so it’s time to start ticking things off your fall bucket list. It won’t be long before the city sidewalks are decked in holiday style. Before the red and green creeps in, enjoy the brows, yellows and burgundies of fall a while longer with these sweater-weather activities. More: Peak fall foliage season is almost here "Frankenstein" turns 200: Fort Lee celebrates with many film versions Meals: Fall-friendly meals that will get you excited for sweater season Go on a hay ride Is there anything more quintessentially fall than a hayride? We’re not sure what it is about sitting on a bunch of sticks and being towed around by a tractor that gets us pumped for fall, but it’s undoubtedly a must-do activity. Head to Abma’s Farm for hay rides, a petting zoo and more. Go: abmasfarm.com Down some brown liquor It’s that time of year … [Read more...] about The North Jersey places that should be on your fall bucket list
Victoria E. Freile Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 8:53 AM EDT Sep 26, 2019 Fall has officially arrived, and with the harvest comes a bounty of outdoor family-friendly activities. Here are seven activities or events to include on your fall bucket list: Apple picking Head to the orchard and pick apples straight from the tree at numerous area orchards. U-pick farms and orchards are a hit with families — it's a fun activity that even the smallest children enjoy. Plus you'll head home with fresh, tasty fruit to enjoy. Some popular area orchards include: The Apple Farm, 1640 Route 444, Victor, Ontario County. Open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. thevictorapplefarm.com G&S Orchards, 825 Atlantic Ave., Walworth, Wayne County. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and Columbus Day (Oct. 14). gandsorchards.com. Green Acre and West Wind Fruit Farm, 928 Manitou Road, Hilton. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. greenacreupick.com … [Read more...] about 7 must-dos for your fall bucket list in Rochester NY
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!
1. Hike into the Grand CanyonThere are countless ways to see the Grand Canyon (pictured above) - you can fly into it on a helicopter, drive up to its edges or kayak deep within its core. But if you have nerves of steel and a couple of days to spare, then hiking down into its belly is a once in a lifetime experience… the original, and still the best. While you're at it: Check out the lesser-known Antelope Canyon in Arizona - its undulating colours are out of this world. Do it: Arizona Outback Adventures offers guided hikes. See aoa-adventures.com. 2. Eat a proper New York slice of pizzaWant to start a fight in New York? Strike up a debate about the best slice in the city. It's no secret that New Yorkers love their pizza, and boy, do they do it well - huge slices come fresh from the embers, with a charred, chewy crust and bubbling cheese. You could get fancy, but in my opinion the best slice is one that costs $3, eaten while standing at the counter. Try Joe's Pizza … [Read more...] about The US Bucket List: 30 things to do in America before you die
Story highlights Bucket lists are more popular as Americans live longer Sometimes, bucket lists that focus on helping others can be the most effective It is one thing to have a bucket list at any age. It is something else entirely to have a bucket list that sends you to college for the first time at 92 -- or that sends you on your maiden flight at the controls of a single-engine airplane at 97. These are the bucket list accomplishments of Cecile Tegler (92) and Mildred "Milly" Reeves (97). And neither of them is done yet. "I never even thought about having a bucket list," said Reeves, a resident at Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, N.Y., who became familiar with the insides of airplanes in her 20s, when she was a small-parts inspector for Bell Aircraft during World War II. After the war ended, she stayed home and had seven daughters -- so the notion of ever flying a plane solo grew increasingly distant. Assisted Living residents Sandra Leaming, left, Marge Reinard … [Read more...] about Building a better bucket list, even in their 90s