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4 Exciting Fall Openings That Should Be Worth the Drive From Boston

These new spots will soon be mini-destinations

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Before the arrival of New England fall foliage and the apple-picking season that precedes it, there are still many reasons to jump in the car and venture out of town for food and drink adventures with family and friends. From a tour of an artisanal chocolate maker to a new expansion of an acclaimed local brewery, here are some exciting spots opening up this fall that are worth the trek.

Goodnow Farms Chocolate Tour

80 Goodnow Road, Sudbury

Award-winning Massachusetts-based chocolate producer Goodnow Farms (you may have seen their chocolates at Boston Public Market) will be open to the public for tours, giving attendees the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Goodnow’s production. The by-appointment tours will run on Thursdays; the $20 admission includes one bar of chocolate.

Anticipated opening timeline: Mid-September 2022

Article Fifteen Brewing

406 VFW Drive, Rockland MA

Weymouth craft brewery Article Fifteen is finding its new home in Rockland, MA. The new spot is three times the size of its original brew house, which allows the brewery to increase its brewing capacity and offer more food and entertainment options for customers.

Anticipated opening timeline: September 2022

Don Patron

820 Boston Post Road, Marlborough

Marlborough is getting a new Mexican restaurant that has a connection with a restaurant under the same name in Western New York, according to sources. The new spot will take over the space that formerly housed Halfway Café, a local restaurant of 23 years that was forced to close last year due to labor shortages.

Anticipated opening timeline: October 2022

Tree House Tewksbury

1880 MA-38, Tewksbury, MA

Massachusetts-based craft beer brewery is adding a fourth location in the Merrimack Valley, about 40 minutes north of Boston. The beer hall and retail space will take over the former Tewksbury Country Club, offering beer-to-go in the fall. The brewing company currently has three other locations in Charlton, Sandwich, and Deerfield, Massachusetts.

Anticipated opening timeline: Fall 2022