Anyone who knows this writer knows that fall is one of her favorite times of year.

Not only is the foliage beautiful, but one can enjoy seasonal activities like apple picking, corn mazes, and leaf peeping, while also savoring treats like pumpkin beverages, baked goods, 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. We could go on and on. Fall is a special time of year, and there's nothing quite like it in New England.

One of the universally popular symbols of fall is pumpkins. They are, in short, awesome, because there's so much you can do with them. You can use them as decorations inside or outside your home. You can sit down with your family and carve jack-o-lanterns or other creative designs. You can bake pumpkin bread and other sweet treats. And of course, the Dunkin' lines go out of the parking lot when those ever-popular pumpkin spice lattes are reintroduced to the menu each year.

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So, it goes without saying that a trip to the pumpkin patch may be just what you need to kick off the fall season with your loved ones. Most pumpkin patches exist on or near various farms and apple orchards, which means that you'll have even more festive fall things to do once you've selected your pumpkin(s).

So, let's have a look at some popular pumpkin patches in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Which one is your favorite?

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