The first day of fall is just one week away, and we are so excited. Doesn't it feel like this year has just flown by? We were thinking the same thing.

Fall is a favorite time of year for this writer for countless reasons. Not only is the foliage beautiful, but we can enjoy seasonal activities and treats like pumpkin beverages and baked goods, comfy sweaters, leaf peeping, corn mazes, and more. Then of course, there's Halloween and all the fun things that come with the holiday, like ghost stories, haunted houses, spooky movies, costumes, and trick-or-treating (or if you're past the trick-or-treating age, getting a free excuse to eat extra candy).

We could go on and on. Fall is a special time of year, and there's nothing quite like experiencing it in New England.

A popular fall activity for folks of all ages is apple picking. At this point, yours truly has made it an annual tradition to go to the local apple orchard, get a bag, and load it up to the brim with delicious apples each fall. To top it off, many of these orchards also have farm stands selling baked goods, so you bet that a fresh loaf of pumpkin bread or a batch of apple cider donuts always ends up coming home as well.

So, where are some popular places to go apple picking in the Granite State? Here are the spots locals recommended. Did your go-to orchard make the list?

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