Fall Bucket List
Fall is one of the best times to visit Dartmouth, and coincidentally, one of the most popular. With applications open, our office sees a lot of visitors as seniors are deciding where to apply to college. If you happen to be visiting Dartmouth this fall, here is a list of some off-campus activities you need to experience! There are all things that I have done during the first five weeks of the term :)
- No. 1
Pick Apples and Pumpkins at Riverview Farm
Riverview Farm is a popular location for Dartmouth students to escape and enjoy (even more) nature. Located on the bank of the Connecticut River, Riverview Farm is known for its pumpkin patch and apple orchard during the fall season. Last Wednesday, fellow blogger Catherine and I took the afternoon off to explore Riverview Farm. We picked the perfect pumpkin, spent time exploring the apple orchard and ended the afternoon with a cup of homemade, hot apple cider. It was the perfect fall day and I can’t recommend this little adventure enough! To read more about our trip to Riverview Farm, make sure you check out Catherine’s blog post!
- No. 2
Gile Fire Tower
Hiking is a popular activity in the Upper Valley regardless of the season. Fall, however, may be the best time to take in the views of the New Hampshire. The trees and changing foliage are beautiful from the ground, but even more beautiful from above the tree line. One of my favourite hikes is the Gile Fire Tower Hike. The trail head is a short 20-minute drive from campus, through the quaint town of Norwich, Vermont (just across the Connecticut River)! It's a short 30-minute walk to the base of the fire tower and then a climb to the top of the tower. The climb up the tower brings you above the tree line and offers incredible views of the surrounding areas. If you're scared of heights, however, this may not be the best hike for you.
- No. 3
Brunch at King Arthur Flour
King Arthur Flour is also located just across the Connecticut River in Norwich, Vermont! Affectionately known as "Big KAF" (there's a smaller King Arthur Flour at the Baker Library), a trip to this location is a great way to get off-campus. I love heading to KAF to do homework or to catch up with friends on the weekend. My favourite thing to order is a glass of their locally-sourced chocolate milk or a maple latte.
- No. 4
Vermont Flannel Company
Fall isn't complete without the purchase of a cozy flannel shirt. One of my favorite places to shop during the fall is the Vermont Flannel Company in Woodstock, Vermont. They sell everything from flannel blankets, to pants, to shirts, to hats, to name a few. Last week I headed to Vermont Flannel for the first time and bought the coziest flannel shirt. I'm so excited to wear it as it gets colder outside.