The Top Activities to Embrace Fall in the Main Line

Father and daughter smiling having a picnic during autumn in the Main Line area of Philadelphia

Fall is around the corner, which means it’s not long before we’ll be sipping pumpkin spice lattes, getting our sweaters out of storage, and feeling the crisp autumn breeze sweeping through the streets of Philadelphia. The Main Line area offers a range of enriching and entertaining activities and adventures for couples and families to experience the magic of the season. 

Country Roads

Escape the bustle of the city and check out the colorful tapestry of reds, oranges, and golds with a scenic drive in the backroads of Amish country. This part of the state is not only incredibly picturesque but also unbelievably peaceful. You’ll drive past rolling farmland, farm stands, babbling brooks, covered bridges, and even a horse-drawn buggy or two. The following routes are guaranteed to delight the senses with stunning landscapes and quaint and charming small towns.

Want to stretch your legs? Lace up your hiking boots and discover the region’s most beautiful trails, such as the Schuylkill River Trail, the Valley Forge National Historical Park, or the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Time in nature is proven to be good for the body, mind and soul! And of course, it’s FREE so you can venture out knowing that your budget is happy and healthy, too.

Fright Nights

In our book, it’s never too early to plan for Halloween. Ring in spooky season with a frightful ghost tour from Grim Philly, or if you’re feeling really brave, explore the “Terror Behind the Walls” in an abandoned prison. It’s true! Every evening in September through November, the Eastern State Penitentiary opens its cell blocks to create an immersive and terrifying experience full of thrills and chills. In addition to five different haunted house attractions, the historic site also features educational and interpretive tours and themed bars and lounges with live music. Trick or treat, indeed!

Fun on the Farm

The fall season simply wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the pumpkin patch. Head to one of the dozens of nearby farms and orchards to pick the juiciest apples or the perfect gourd for carving or decorating. Sure, you could stop by your local grocery store for these, but if you want the full fall experience (and to support local business), you’ve got to get it straight off the vine. 

These farms also offer delightful corn mazes, hay rides, pony rides, and apple cannons that promise a fun-filled day for the whole family. Don’t forget to come hungry, because you can also enjoy the freshest culinary delights like hard-pressed apple cider, cider donuts, and warm apple pies topped with homemade ice cream. We’re salivating just thinking about it!

Party in the Streets

One of our favorite places to experience the magic of fall is Peddler’s Village, a 42-acre attraction in Bucks County that offers year-round shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment. They have so many memorable seasonal events for the whole family and they all kick off on Labor Day, when more than 100 scarecrows, ranging from silly to scary, pop up all over the village as part of an annual competition for local residents and organizations. Make sure to also pencil in their annual OctoberFeast party featuring local food trucks, beer tastings, and traditional folk music.

Want more? Every autumn, the streets of Philadelphia and the Main Line come alive with fall festivals and harvest celebrations featuring local artisans, heritage crafts, live music, seasonal treats and activities for all ages. For the full round-up of events in the area, check out these sites’ online calendars:

Fall Primping & Pampering

This time of year it’s more important than ever to practice self-care, especially with school back in session, the temperatures dropping, and the chaos of the holiday season just around the corner. 

Let us pamper you with a spa day! Claytor Noone Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr offers cosmetic treatments to help you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. 

Philadelphia Top Doc and double-board certified plastic surgeon Dr. R. Brannon Claytor and his team of medical aesthetic experts have endless treatment options to help you put your best face forward for the fall season. Their Skin & Laser Center provides a full selection of rejuvenating skin treatments to give you beautiful and natural-looking results. 

  • Injectable wrinkle treatments including dermal fillers and Botox
  • Anti-aging and skin rejuvenating treatments such as a customized Hydrafacial, chemical peel, light therapy, or microneedling
  • Laser treatments such as hair removal or fractional skin resurfacing

We also offer surgical options for the face, breast, and body if you’re interested in a more dramatic transformation to your appearance.

To set up your personal consultation and learn how Dr. Claytor can help you achieve your aesthetic goals for your upcoming wedding, call our practice at 610.527.4833 or reach out to us online today.

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