Escaping the City for a Fall-Filled Weekend
I love the change of the seasons and fall is probably my most favorite. It’s no secret that I have an affinity for pumpkin errthang #basic and I can’t turn down a festive autumn cocktail.
As a last minute idea (we literally decided the morning of) my guy and I headed up north for a fall-filled weekend! I was on the hunt for the perfect apple cider doughnuts and some leaf peeping before it was too late.
Where could we go within a 2 hour radius of the city to experience fall at its best? It was a no-brainer to head up to the Berkshires. Our destination for a 24-hour escape from the city was confirmed when the Innkeeper informed us that the best cider doughnuts in Massachusetts could be had just 15 minutes away from the Inn. Score!
Here’s a little roundup of our fall-filled weekend in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
The drive up to the Berkshires was the most beautiful part of the trip- foliage and rolling hills abound. How often do we really take the time to unplug and appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer? A quick pit stop to grab some coffee on a horse farm was much needed. It was a great place for Jack to run around and release some energy. Oh, did I mention that we brought the 90 pound Irish Setter on our road trip?
Skipping breakfast and bringing no snacks on a road trip is a big no no with me. But due to our last minute decision to go, we just wanted to get on the road. So, a big lunch was in order and well worth the wait!
Offering a cozy New England atmosphere, The ‘6 House Pub satisfied more than just our hunger. It’s the perfect option for elevated bar food. I mean, they cut the sweet potato fries fresh that day and get their ingredients from some of the local farms.
As someone who plans a lot of her travel around food, I am happy to report that Williamstown did not disappoint! Pumpkin beer on tap served with a pumpkin-cinnamon- sugar rim was perfection. Who’s thirsty?!
The signature appetizer at The ‘6 is Apricot, Bourbon chicken wings. they are nice and meaty with just the right amount of sauce. I’m salivating just thinking about how yummy they were.
For entrees we shared a French Dip sandwich and Burger with fresh chips. The sweet potato fries were out of this world- my favorite food item from the whole weekend.
The ‘6 offers al fresco dining and even serves a doggy menu on their festive patio!
After fueling up, we were on the hunt for some good photo opps and dessert of course. Apple cider doughnuts, here we come!
Apples and Cider and Doughnuts, Oh my!
Our hunt for apple cider doughnuts was over upon arrival to Lakeview Orchard. This small, family owned orchard had a great variety of apples and most importantly, hot, freshly baked cider doughnuts. My fall season was complete.
Check out the Purple Pub– A classic Williams College bar offering great fall cocktails such as hot Kentucky mulled cider and caramel apple martinis with a salted caramel rim.
Eat at the Water Street Grill for fresh seafood like garlic clams and tuna tartar.
We couldn’t leave without visiting Mount Greylock. Boasting an elevation of 3,491′, it’s the highest point in Massachusetts. On a clear day, you can see 90 miles away. The scenic road closes from November to June, so you can imagine how swervy and steep it is! Although it was quite foggy when we went, it was worth the drive to the top. In the warmer months you can hike, lodge, and camp out at Mount Greylock.
Grab another quart of cider and a dozen cider doughnuts at Bartlett Orchard on your way out of town.
The foliage is quickly disappearing and the holidays will be here before you know it! What have you done this season? Have any more fall festivities coming up? Share with us on the instagram page or comment below to let us know!