Calling all workaholics, overachievers and those plagued by cabin fever: If your dream for a relaxing mini vacay has drifted away with the waves of the summer, read on, and rest assured that our favorite mini-breaks will have you fishing for that same dream and turning it into reality.
It is the first day of Fall and already we’re craving apples. Not those store bought, Gristedes-esque apples, but the freshly picked treasures that are plucked by your own hands. Although we just missed peach season, there is still plenty of fruit, ripe for the picking. You have a choice of plums, tomatoes, apples, pears and pumpkins. How does it work, you ask? Easy, you get a bag and pick to your heart’s content, then your pickins’ are weighed (charge is per pound so be sure to get what you need- although we know how enticing it is to fill as many apple bags as possible.) That’s not all there is to do at Dubois Farms. If you’re with your sweetie, kiss in the dead end corners of their corn maze, check out the wagon ride around their expansive farm, or visit the bakery for delicious homemade treats (we’re talking fresh from the oven) like pumpkin pie, apple pie and preserves. For the kids, bring them to “Tiny Town,” a miniature, brightly colored, village, delight them with pony rides and a visit to the farm animals. With tons to do plus a barbeque each weekend until the end of the season (November), you’re bound to love this family friendly farm. For more information, go to http://www.duboisfarms.com/