Keep Warm This Fall in Merrimack Valley

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Fall weather in New England is brisk, refreshing, and a delight to the senses, but it’s also chilly. That’s why it’s important to keep warm while visiting Merrimack Valley, whether by wearing the right clothes or knowing where to go to get toasty. Follow our advice to keep warm this fall and you’ll have a great time as you celebrate the season.

Wear Warm Autumn Accessories

Harvard Alpaca Ranch

If you’re looking for handmade, snuggly accessories this fall, Harvard Alpaca Ranch in Harvard, MA is the place to go. Alpaca wool is incredibly warm and much softer than sheep’s wool, so knitted gloves, scarves, and hats made from the stuff delivers peak warmth and comfort. The Ranch’s store has wonderful alpaca wool items made in both South America and the U.S.A., but also has the yarn itself if you’re the crafty type who prefers to knit them yourself.


Crafty Yankee

Another place to pick up cute and cozy apparel to beat the cold is Crafty Yankee in Lexington, MA. This local favorite is a hub of stylish and trendy goods, including accessories like scarves and socks. The many artisans they feature offer a great selection of styles so you’re sure to find something that will make you look fashionable as well as warm and comfy.

an exterior image of the Crafty Yankee storefront
Photo Credit: The Crafty Yankee Facebook


Drink A Hot Cup of Coffee

When you’re feeling cold, there’s no better way to warm up than from the inside-out. That’s why you should pop into Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus in Lowell, MA for a steaming hot drink and something to eat. Your body is like a furnace – it needs fuel to burn to keep you warm, so make sure you eat well if you’re planning on going out for the day.

brew'd awakening outdoors
source: brew’d awakening facebook page

Step into the cafe to instantly be warmed by both the heat and the friendly atmosphere. Step up to the counter to order a hot drink and a fresh-made treat. You’ll feel toasty and energized with a hot cup of coffee, espresso, tea, cider, or hot chocolate. These hot beverages will heat you up instantly and keep you warm when you go back out into the fall weather.


Cold Outside? Play Inside

Sometimes, it’s just too cold outside to play. When the New England weather is too frosty, head over to Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Tewksbury, MA to stay warm and have fun. The establishment features an indoor arcade, bowling lanes, golf simulators, and more so you and your friends or family can enjoy a ton of activities while staying toasty.

If that’s not enough, you can stop by the Firewater Tavern for hot food like burgers, steak tips, fries, and soup. The delicious selection of American cuisine ensures that everyone will find something that will fill them up so they can keep playing the games.

As you plan your visit to Merrimack Valley, be sure to remember all the ways you can keep warm this fall. New England is beautiful and fun every autumn, so don’t let the cold keep you from having a blast and enjoying the area to the fullest.

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