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Enjoy Fall in New England

Take One of These Day Trips

School work and cold weather getting you down? Take a well-deserved day off from homework and enjoy the beauty of fall in New England with a day trip. Even if you don’t have a car, most of the following destinations are easily accessible by the subway and commuter rail. For train schedules and directions, visit <http://www.mbta.com>.

Witch Museum in Salem, MA

With Halloween around the corner, no other city around is more bustling than Salem. The site of the infamous 1692 witch trials, this historic coastal city offers many seasonal attractions and events. For more information, visit <http://www.salemweb.com/>.

Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, MA

Feeling patriotic? See where it all began and feel what it was like for early settlers to be fresh off the boat at Plymouth Rock. The state park offers a view of Plymouth harbor with the Mayflower II (a replica of the original) docked at the shore. There are also other attractions nearby, like Plimoth Plantation, where time is turned back to colonial days. For more information, visit <http://pilgrims.net/plymouth/> and <http://www.state.ma.us/dem/ parks/plgm.htm>.

Walden Pond in Concord, MA

Throw your graphing calculator out the window and get back to nature at the location that inspired Robert Thoreau’s classic literary masterpiece Walden. For more information, visit: <http://nanosft.com/walden/index.html> and <http://www.state. ma.us/dem/parks/wldn.htm>

Cape Anne in Gloucester, MA

Take a (chilly) walk on the beach, go on a whale watch, or go camping at Cape Anne Campsite within walking distance of the commuter rail station. Be sure to dress warmly, though! For more information, visit: <http://www.cape-ann.com/>.

This information was compiled by Eun J. Lee.