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What’s Trending? Fall Favorites

fall1Kristen Lindner ’15

Staff Writer

The plaid flannels, vests, and riding boots are out as everyone’s favorite season, fall, brings the start of the cold weather.

Are you and your friends looking for some fall activities to do around this area? Smolak Farms, which is located in North Andover just a few minutes away from school, is one of the best places to go for apple picking and hay rides. They are open 7 days a week from 7am-6pm. Senior Nikki Wanless says, “I have not been there yet but I have only heard good things about Smolak Farms. There has been a lot of hype about their caramel apples and apple cider donuts. I will definitely be making a visit there soon to try them!”

Another great place to go for fall activities is Canobie Lake Park is in Salem, New Hampshire, which is about 20 minutes away. They open in the early afternoon and run till 11pm. If you are looking for something that is going to be fearful and fun, this is the place for you! They are now offering events such as Screemfest and Rocktoberfest. If you are looking for haunted houses and rides, look no further. Screemfest at Canobie Lake Park is where you can enjoy these spooky scenes.

Senior Lindsey Maher expresses interest in the event saying “I love rides and haunted houses, so the fact that they turned Canobie Lake Park into a Halloween themed event makes it even more exciting. I love the idea of creating spooky rides, it puts a little edge on the average ride. I am looking forward to going here with my friends before Halloween.”

One of the other offerings at Canobie Lake Park is Rocktoberfest, which includes 6 weekends of different live bands. The 6 bands coming to play live at Canobie are cover bands impersonating Bon Jovi, Led Zepplin, ACDC, The Police, Van Halen, and Journey.

Tickets must be purchased prior to attending the event. Senior Ariel Eromin says, “I am excited to attend Rocktoberfest, it gives my friends and I something different to do on the weekend! Sometimes it’s hard to find things to do around here and this is a fun concert for everyone to attend.”

If you are looking for activities to do right here on campus join us at Macktoberfest on Saturday October 25 from 3-6 in O’brien Plaza. At Macktoberfest there will be food and novelties, a cornhole tournament, fire pits and lawn games, live music, and a beer truck!

Fall is in full swing in New England everywhere you look there are pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin muffins; it’s hard not to get in the spirit of Halloween!

Have a favorite fall treat? Share it with us by tagging us on Instagram @MCBeacon

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