Monroe Falls into Autumn

By LAUREN CHIPDEY

From apple picking to eerie sights, Connecticut is full of great ways to celebrate this fall. With many events reopening despite Covid-19, whether you prefer to stay home or venture out there’s an activity for you. Here are some Masuk student fall favorites. 

It’s that time of year again, and apples and pumpkins are back in season. Head to Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard or Jones Tree Farm in Shelton,  or Silverman’s Farm in Easton. Andreea Rusu, a sophomore at Masuk says, “I love apple picking, Silverman’s Farm is my favorite and we go there every year.” With several locations to choose from, pick yourself a variety of apples and pumpkins, big and small. These treats are perfect for carving, baking and more, so get out there before the season’s up.

Beardsley’s Cider Mill & Orchard

Benedict’s Home and Garden hosts many activities during their Fall Fun event, and there’s something for everyone right here in our home town. Lasting September through October, Benedict’s has corn mazes, weekend hay rides, a straw maze and nature trails for visitors to enjoy. The corn maze is a perfect activity to get your mind and body moving, and all of the above are great ways to enjoy the fall scenery. Visit Benedict’s website for more information on pricing and updated Covid-19 protocols. 

Festive or frightening, two local fall events are the Apple Festival and Legends of Fear. From Sept. 11 to Sept. 12 the Apple Festival is being held on our very own Monroe Green. The festival has everything from craft vendors to food stands, with an abundance of apple based treats. And starting on Sept 25, the crowd favorite Legends of Fear is being held in Shelton. They offer three different activities, the walking trail, haunted hayride and spooky night lights. Check their website for more scheduling and pricing information, and be prepared to be scared. 

You don’t have to travel far to find plenty of fun fall activities. Our local area has much to offer, and you can always enjoy watching a scary movie, carving a pumpkin and more right in your own home. Enjoy your fall!

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