Fall in New England is something that everyone should experience at least once. From colorful foliage to great weather to family fun like pumpkin and apple picking, fall offers a perfect time to get outside and enjoy the region.

Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston  is in the perfect location for a family getaway to New England. Just about 30 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts, Andover offers both a quaint New England downtown and common as well as farms, hiking trails, orchards, and parks.

Fall in New England

For easy, family-friendly hiking, head to the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, not far from the Sonesta ES Suites. The Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary is accessible from the campus and is open to the public.

Andover, Massachusetts

Wide paths are perfect for walking or running and can accommodate the use of a jogging stroller.

hiking in Andover, Massachusetts

A walk through the Cochran Sanctuary will take you through fragrant pine forests, past ponds, a ropes course, and if you’re lucky, even an art installation!

Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary

It’s easy to spend a couple of hours enjoying nature in this beautiful space, which feels far away from the city and offers a true New England fall experience.

Cochran Wildlife Sanctuary

Following your hike, head to nearby Smolak Farms in North Andover for food and fun the whole family will love. The farm setting is a classic New England scene, and there’s plenty to do and to eat.

Smolak Farms

pumpkin picking

During the autumn months, the time is right for apple picking, choosing the perfect pumpkin, exploring the corn maze, and participating in activities such as hayrides.

apple picking near Boston

A large variety of types of apple trees planted in an expansive area on the farm make for hours of apple picking and sampling fun.

apple picking New England

Smolak Farms helps visitors to get in the spirit of Halloween with its own pumpkin tree, kid-friendly Halloween decorations, and more.

Smolak Farms

Fall Festivals at the farm occur every weekend in September and October and include bounce house, slides, face painting, access to animal areas, and more. And of course, you can’t miss out on delicious fall treats like cider donuts, candy apples, pumpkin pie, apple crisp. . . the list goes on!

When you’ve had your fill of playing outside among the trees, wind down in a comfortable suite at Sonesta ES Suites Andover Boston. One-and-two-bedroom suites give families plenty of space to stretch out, a kitchen to enjoy meals in, free WiFi, free parking, and a free hot breakfast to start the day.