Wildwood~Summer into Autumn

 

As Summer into Autumn slips

And yet we sooner say

“The Summer” that “the Autumn” lest

We turn the sun away…Emily Dickinson

 

 

As summer slips into autumn, the sun shines brightly on pumpkins majestically perching on sandy beach chairs. Fall’s foliage will soon be in full bloom as the scent of fresh-baked pies mingles in the sea air.  Surrounded by maple leaves, scarecrows outnumber seagulls, as bursts of orange, green, and gold magically color the seascape, proving summer is merely a prelude to fall’s vibrant light.

Along the multi-colored coast, shorter days transition in to longer starry nights with the Harvest Moon as the ultimate guide. Traveling through town, it quickly becomes clear that the time that FALLs between summer and winter should not be missed; as melancholy moments take a back seat to fall’s brightest events. Consequently, gathering a Top Ten list of Fall’s Finest was not easy. Luckily, no matter how you chose to spend your days, no seaside time is misspent during this softest of seasons…

Top Ten Wildwood-Worthy Things to do This Fall

10.  Cruise through one final Craft Show

9.    Follow your roots leading to the Irish Fall Festival

8.   Feel young in time at An Olde Time Italian Festival

7.   Admire the timeless among us at the Annual Boardwalk Classic Car Show

6.   Bring your sweet tooth to Ed’s Funcade Treasure Hunt & DQ Ice Cream Eating Contest

5.   Arrive with an appetite (and appreciation for music) to the Seafood and Music Festival

4.   Go retro at the Fabulous ‘50s Celebration

3.   Get a workout at Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run

2.   Find your courage at Morey’s Fears- “Terror on the Boardwalk” Halloween Event

1.   Enjoy each sundrenched day, moonlit night, and all the moments in between!