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  • First Day of Fall: Local Fall Activities

    First Day of Fall

    It’s September 22nd and that means Fall is officially here! It is a well-known fact that there is no better place to spend this season than in New England. The air is crisp, the leaves are colorful and Pumpkin Spice is everywhere!

    Read on for a few must-do local activities this Fall season!

    • Apple Picking: There is no lack of places to go apple picking for a fun day with friends or a date night out with your significant other. Fairmount Fruit Farm located on Lincoln Street in Franklin is open 9am-5pm on the weekends and offers visitors both apple picking and hay rides!

    • Corn Maze: Just a few towns over in Mansfield, Flint Farm hosts a corn maze on the weekends from 12pm-5pm. Flint Farm also offers other fun Fall activities such as hay rides and pumpkin picking. Don’t forget to check-out their ice cream stand while you’re there to try their delicious apple crisp and pumpkin ice cream that is only available during September and October.

    • Athletic Events: Cheer on your fellow bulldogs at a home game! Visit the Dean College Athletics Page to find out when our teams are playing!

    • Fall Foliage: Take a short road trip with friends to the Blue Hills Reservation and spend the day hiking the hills and taking in the fall foliage. Blue Hills overlooks the Boston skyline and stretches over 7,000 acres with over 125 miles of trails to explore.
    • Enjoy Fresh Apple Cider: The Big Apple in Wrentham offers the best fresh apple cider in the area. Visitors can go apple and/or pumpkin picking, enjoy a hayride, and finish off the day with some hot apple cider. The Big Apple also offers other delicious baked goods such as cider donuts, caramel apples, and pie.
    • Franklin Common Farmers Market: Enjoy the last few weeks of the Franklin Farmers Market! Every Friday until October 27th, vendors fill the Franklin Common (just down the street!) from 12pm-6pm selling a variety of items such as fresh produce, artisan breads and cheeses, pottery, candy, and more.
    • Haunted House: If you like to be scared, visit a haunted house! Take the haunted tour of Dean College on October 23rd starting at 8:00pm from Bourret Hall. If you’re looking for even more of a scare, Mitchell House will be hosting their annual haunted house on October 26th from 8:30pm-10:30pm. 

    Dean provides students an ideal New England campus offering the best of both worlds - a small college without being isolated. For more information on student life on and off-campus, visit our student life page

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