Fall is the "apple of my eye"!
I love October. The air is crisp in the mornings which is great for clearing your head during a brisk walk and in the evenings, lending great times for a fire in the fire pit on the patio. The colors are earthy, like the pink and orange sunsets and the beautiful yellow and amber colored leaves on the trees and on the chrysanthemums in the yards of the neighbors who seem extra likely to offer a good day to you. The fruits from the orchards turn into warm, cozy spiced deliciousness straight from the oven. Here are three ways we enjoy this time of the year.
Find an Apple Festival
At Shoaff’s Mill, in Little Buffalo State Park, on the third weekend in October, there is the Old Fashioned Apple Festival. A fully functioning mill where you can see how corn is ground and made into cracked corn and cornmeal (I asked where the grits were; being from the south that was a very important question). Apples are made into apple butter right in front of your eyes in large copper pots stirred by people who have obviously done this before and pressed into cider by the century old water powered press. Enjoy live music and activities for the whole family on your walk over to the lake.
Take a stroll around Children’s Lake
This seven acre lake is home to ducks and swans, our wonderful native brown trout and sits right beside a part of the Appalachian Trail. With benches and many trees, it is a great place to walk or just sit and enjoy the quaint houses and feed the ducks. With activities like birding, boating, fishing and hiking, we always come away from this lake feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Pick a restaurant and enjoy a seasonal special
Over 2 dozen restaurants abound within walking distance of the front door. Mouthwatering smells will lead you to the doors of these places of culinary delight. Many farm to table options bring the plethora of winter squash and apple dishes from your fork to your mouth fresh from farms within 10 miles of the town. Any door you choose will leave you pleasantly satiated. That is why it is very hard for us to pick a favorite. A short walk through a charming historical town will bring you back to our door.
Carlisle House Bed and Breakfast will be your home for the night or weekend. Our luxurious sheets and gourmet breakfast will send you home ready to tackle your holiday season.
Come visit us soon……