If you’re looking for the classic fall New England experience, you cannot miss Ipswich, Massachusetts. Surrounded by rustic landscape that turns vibrant colors in the autumn, this coastal town is stunning and filled with traditional New England staples for you to enjoy.
If you’re visiting New England, you can’t skip out on the classic food. Ipswich has some incredible seafood and breweries that shouldn’t be skipped over by the hungry traveler.
If you’re looking for the finest local clams and seafood in Ipswich, the Clam Box is the place to be! Built in 1935, this seaside restaurant has been a coastal landmark for nearly a century. It’s a place locals swear by and that has earned a stellar reputation for both friendly service and incredible seafood.
How good is the food? Their appetizing dishes have been featured in magazines and TV shows, such as Yankee Magazine, Phantom Gourmet, US Airways, The Food Network, and WCVB Channel 5’s Chronicle.
The Clam Box is open from March through December, so you won’t want to miss them when you visit this fall.
True North Ale Company
Craving a cold brew? Come to the taproom at True North Ale Company for locally-brewed IPAs, lagers, stouts, pale ales, and more. Meet new friends and enjoy full pours and flights from the 20 taps for on-site consumption. While you drink and socialize, you can munch on the bar snacks available, or you can bring your own food to pair with your drinks. Canned beer and growler fills are available for takeaway.
Fall is harvest season, which is always worth coming to New England to experience. From fresh apples to pumpkins to other autumn crops, the farms in Ipswich are full of the freshest fruits and vegetables you could ask for.
Russell Orchards has an abundance of fall fun to experience. Delicious apple cider is pressed fresh every week between September and November. Check out the winery and sip on flights on Friday through Sunday, or purchase bottles of wine at the farm store. It’s not fall in New England if you don’t indulge in some fresh-baked apple cider donuts. Not hungry? Come to the barnyard to see the assortment of adorable animals like chickens, potbellied pigs, and even peacocks. Just be sure to get to Russell Orchards before the Sunday after Thanksgiving, otherwise you won’t be able to come again until it reopens in spring.
If you love baked goods and fresh coffee, start your day at Marini Farm. Their bakers bring the farm’s hand-picked, seasonal produce into their pastries, so you’re sure to get something fresh. The Farm Stand is transformed into a holiday destination for Christmas on The Hill, so it’s a great place to get your holiday shopping done early.
If you’re looking for the quintessential New England fall experience, Ipswich is the place to be. Plan your next visit and make sure to come hungry and thirsty for good food and fun.