With fall rapidly approaching, New Englanders are starting to think about cool temperatures, warm apple cider, pumpkins, vibrant leaves and, of course, the upcoming ski season.
But for some, autumn means one thing: adventure. As the leaves begin to change, the leaf-peeping crowds take over many of New England’s small towns, making it more desirable to head off the beaten path in search of solitude and excitement. And with the departure of summer’s hot temperatures, the weather is perfect for long days and nights spent outside.
Whether you are looking to try out a new extreme sport such as downhill mountain biking or experience the fall colors in a way you haven’t before, there is no better time than fall to go on an adventure in New England.
Take a guided rock climbing trip
Due largely in part to films such as “Free Solo” and “The Dawn Wall,” coupled with the increasing popularity of climbing gyms, rock climbing has been launched into the mainstream in recent years. And while many associate outdoor climbing with the big walls of Yosemite, New England — New Hampshire, in particular — has some of the best climbing in the country.