Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Celebrating Fall in Ipswich, MA

Ipswich's Crane Beach is one of my favorite summer weekend destinations. Little did I know that autumn here is spectacular too.

Pumpkins for sale at
Russell Orchards. 

Here you can also find the famous cider donuts that grace the cover of this month's Edible Boston. Unlike the cider donuts of my youth in New Jersey, these don't come covered in cinnamon sugar. But they are very cakey and perfect with a cup of coffee.

Twenty-five varieties of apples grow here too. According to Michael Pollan in Botany of Desire, there used to be many more. Learn more about the apples at Russell from how2heroes.

A view over the fields and salt marshes all the way out to the sea, from the Inn at Castle Hill. The colors of fall on this part of the North Shore are absolutely stunning.


AndyO.C.Husbands said...

nice work!

Rebecca Hansen said...

If you happen to get one last late season urge to go apple picking, Honey Pot Hill Orchards does have cinnamon sugar cider donuts, and they are divine!

Samantha said...

Ally and I stopped here one day - it's beautiful! Just beware the Rhubarb Wine...