Learning through fall harvests

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Fall harvests open up opportunities for learning about food production, agriculture, and New England history. Sienna Wildfield, Founder of HilltownFamilies.org joined us with more.

Pick-Your-Own Apples
Early Autumn: Apples (Apple Cider & Apple Pie)
Mid Autumn: Pumpkins (Halloween, Baking)
Late Autumn: Tree Farms (Holiday evergreens)

The changing of the leaves offer phenology-based learning.
Explore the landscape from vistas and get curious. Why do leaves change colors? Why orange for some and red for others? Discover with your kids which trees’ leaves turn colors first and in which order to species’ leaves fall.
Vistas for Leaf Peeping
Holyoke: Mt. Tom State Reservation
Deerfield: Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation
Greenfield: Historic Poet’s Seat Tower
Shelburne: High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary
Ashfield: Pony Mountain

Fall Festivals
Each fall festival is a celebration of culture.
Soak in the learning that comes from simply engagement in an annual event.

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival (Orange, MA)
September 26-27

Festival of the Hills (Conway, MA)
Sunday, October 5

Ashfield Fall Festival
October 10-12

Westhampton Fall Festival

Franklin County CiderDays
November 7-8

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