Fall Fun

Autumn is knocking. Whether you want to go out and enjoy the crisp, cool air or stay nice and cozy inside we have tons of activities, craft ideas, and recipes to fill your Fall!  

Fall Activities

Get ready for Fall with these awesome activities. 

  • Start a new family tradition and create unforgettable blanket forts with the kids. Pick a new theme every few weeks to change it up. One night could be space themed–hang twinkling lights and paper mache planets.

  • Uncover some clever ways to add fall flair to your porch.  
  • Check out these incredible tips on how to host a fall backyard gatheringIf you set a buffet, don’t forget to disinfect the serving utensils.  
  • Get festive and get decorating 
  • Apple picking is a great activity to do while practicing social distancing. Try out some of the apple recipes below and donate a basket of apples to those in need. 
  • Create your own family board game. Use the bottom of a cardboard box as the board and create little pieces of out clay. Make your own little world with silly rules and fun twists.  
  • What better thing to do with all that fall foliage than have a pet photoshoot? Don’t forget to film a slow-motion video of your pet plunging into a pile of leaves.

  • Host a virtual paint and sip night! Pick a fall-themed subject to paint and send it to everyone before you start. Everyone can paint on a canvas or regular paper while catching up and sipping on warm apple cider or wine. 
  • We all could use some serious comfy relaxation time. Discover great tips on how to make your home cozier for Fall.  

 Fall Crafts

Below are some craft ideas you will Fall in love with.  

  • Click here for some unbeleaf-able crafts using leaves.
  • Fall is all about getting cozy! Since we’re spending more time inside, discover how to make a weighted blanket so you can stay warm and comfortable 
  • Create your very own leaf-shaped dish to hold jewelry or change. Press a leaf that you like onto a rolled-out piece of clay. Using a knife, carefully trace the leaf. When you’re done, slowly pull the leaf off and gently curl the sides up. Place newspaper around the edges, so it holds its shape and looks like a dish. Once it’s dried, paint it any color you want and seal it with a gloss or matte sealer to protect the finish 
  • Here are some simple fall crafts and handmade ideas to make your home ready for autumn.  
  • Discover gourdgeous farmhouse fall decor ideas.   
  • Treat yourself! Make your own Fall scented candles such as cinnamon, pumpkin, or apple. First, find a glass jar you want to use as the container. Double the amount of wax you would use to fill the container and melt it in a double boiler while stirring frequently. Mix in whatever fragrance oil you choose. Place the wick on the bottom of your jar and slowly pour in the wax. Secure the wick while the wax hardens by sandwiching it between two chopsticks. You can also glue cinnamon sticks onto the outside of an old candle to make your home smell incredible. 

  • Find festive fall decoration ideas here. 
  • Make a variety of pinecone creations! Create cute little hedgehogs by making a face and limbs out of clay. Adhere the face onto the pinecone and glue on googly eyes and a small black nose. You could also make a flower bouquet by gluing pinecones to the end of sticks and painting each one a different color. Another option is to design a wreath using pinecones and colorful leaves and flowers. 

Fall Recipes

Stir up some delicious food and drinks. 

Ways to Give Back

Fall into a charitable spirit with these ideas on how you can give back.  

  • Spring isn’t the only time for cleaning. Go through your summer gear and gather things you can donate. 
  • Be neighborly. Check on your neighbors and see if there is anything you can help them with. Rake the leaves in their yard, clean their gutters, or pick up their groceries.  
  • Make blankets to donate to the homeless and others who need to keep warm. You can recycle your old clothes to create a DIY t-shirt blanket as well.  
  • October is National Book Month so set aside some time to go through all of your books and make a donation box.  

First published at https://www.bhgre.com/bhgrelife/fall-fun/

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This wonderful roomy farmhouse with rich local history is conveniently located near the village of Grantham, close to Rte. 89, and a short distance to Lebanon/Hanover to the north and New London/Sunapee to the south. Once part of an over 500-acre working farm, this 4br/2ba home sits along a beautiful stretch of Stocker Brook. The 3.2 acre mostly-level property features perennial gardens, shrubs, trees, and an open pasture area suitable for livestock or horses. The attached outer buildings were once used as an ice house and farm storage, later as horse stalls and snowmobile storage (with drive out and direct access to miles of trails maintained by the local snowmobile club). Other features: FHA Propane heat (new 2016), 4-bedroom septic (new 2020), double pane windows with screens, a standing seam roof, and a great screened porch in shade of an old maple tree. Excellent opportunity for someone who would enjoy its history and charm and undertake some 21st Century updates. Offered at $229,000.

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Take a look at this mostly level, wooded, 6.1 acre lot in wonderful Wilmot.  Peaceful, well-established neighborhood.  Walk to nearby Pleasant Lake and the lovely village of Elkins.  Minutes to New London shops.  Convenient to Route 11, I-89 and Route 4A for an easy commute to Concord or the Upper Valley.  Mount Sunapee skiing and Mount Kearsarge hiking - a fifteen minute drive away!  Live here and play here!  Offered at $89,000.

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Create a lifetime of lakeside memories.  This quaint, seasonal cottage is located on 75 feet of prime Lake Sunapee frontage.  Plenty of room for your power boat and water toys in the recently rebuilt boathouse.  Water depths around the L-shaped dock are shallow enough for youngsters to enjoy, but deep enough to do "cannon balls".  A level yard is perfect for croquet, badminton or fireside stories with friends in the evening.  The property also includes a deeded share to Snow Beach Association in Chandler Cove.  Minutes to Mt. Sunapee State Park's recreational offerings.  This lakeside property is ready to enjoy!  For more photos and details, visit www.NHLakefrontLiving.com.  Offered at $995,000

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Love the Fresh, Fall Air?

PICT1097 (2)Don't miss the Fall Festivals coming up on October 10 and 11.

The Town of Warner will have their annual Foliage Festival with entertainment, carnival rides, fine crafts and more throughout the town.  And don't forget to visit the NH Telephone Museum there with free admission.  For more information, visit www.wfff.org

Mt. Sunapee Resort will also host their annual Fall Foliage Festival and Pig Roast from 11:30-5pm.  There will be pulled pork and chicken, all day games, activities and prizes.  You can also take advantage of the aerial sky ride to the summit, weather permitting.  For more information, visit www.mountsunapee.com

Get out and enjoy the beautiful colors!

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Six Tips for Winter Home Showings

Donna and Maxi 044Now that winter is here, it brings a new set of challenges for sellers.  In order to keep your home in showing condition, here are a few common sense tips to follow.


  1. Keep your driveway plowed and entryways clear.
  2. Keep walkways and stairs clear of snow and ice.
  3. Don’t let snow pile up on the roof and decks.   At some point, too much snow on the roof can cause ice dams, leaks, and even structural failure. The same goes with decks.
  4. Keep a vacant house heated to at least 50 degrees. A warm house holds more appeal and will allow buyers to take their time looking.   Buyers will rush through cold homes and it leaves a negative impression.  If you are an absentee seller, set up fuel for automatic delivery.
  5. Have a good map to show where your septic system is.  If your house goes under contract and a septic inspection is scheduled, it will speed along the process.
  6. Have a backup plan for extended power outages.  This holds especially true for absentee sellers.  Having the power out for even a day can cause pipes to freeze.

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Wonderful contemporary on Chalk Pond offers two master bedrooms with baths and plenty of overflow room.  Beautiful interior details, decks, and a screened porch.  Minutes to Mt. Sunapee Resort and Lake Sunapee State Beach.  AND, it's being sold furnished, so just pack your clothes!  Offered at $379,000.  Make your appointment today!

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Are You Ready for this Year's Winter Carnival in Newport, NH?

The theme is Mythology and events begin February 2 through 9. There will be plenty of fun for all! Click here for schedule of events.

Looking for some Halloween Hauntings?

Don't miss out on the Haunted Harbor Halloween in Sunapee Harbor this Saturday, October 27th, from 4:30-8:30pm.  Get out your costumes and join in the parade.  Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, prettiest, funniest, most creative, and best group.

There's a pirate ship at the dock, raised from the bottom of the lake with pirates still on board!  Beware the sinister spirits in the graveyard and things that go bump in the night!  There will be ghostly games, a magical corn maze and tailgate trick-or-treating.  Volunteers are needed - to help, contact info@projectsunapee.org.