Oct. 2020 | Travel

6 Fall Writing Spots to Visit with Your PSL

In honor of my favorite season, I've assembled a new list of places to write. So grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte, it's time for Fall writing!

It’s finally Fall! I enjoy this season for many reasons. Fall is the time of year when children go back to school, families stay home (at least until the holidays), the weather cools down and we’re given some exciting new coffee options. I can’t state enough how much I enjoy this season. So in honor of my favorite season, I’ve assembled a new list of places to write - Fall Edition.

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Being stuck indoors for the spring and summer months has left us craving time outdoors. And, and with winter just around the corner, it is more important than ever to take advantage of the beautiful “in-between” weather. Thankfully, we are creative people and, while some see the “family friendliness” of the locations on this list, I’ve found the “writing-friendly” possibilities.

Grab your Pumpkin Spice Latte, it's Time for Fall Writing!

Small Towns

Small towns are great places for writers and fall is a perfect time to explore them. Take a day trip (or weekend) and spend time window shopping, speaking to locals (maintaining social distance, of course) and learning about a small town. Find a cafe or restaurant, take out your laptop and bask in the treasure trove of characters, settings and plots you’ve accumulated. For horror writers in need of some spooky inspiration, I suggest a long weekend in Salem, MA.

Parks (do they ever get old?)

Writing in your favorite park need not stop just because the weather is cooler. Not only are parks significantly more quiet during the fall (thanks to school), you’ll also have plenty of space to get out and find the perfect writing spot. All you need is a warm sweater, a PSL and you’re set for a peaceful day of non-stop outdoor writing.


That’s right! Kayaking (not white water rafting) is a great way to get the creative juices pumping. The slow pace of floating down the water, the spectacular views of the fall colors and the sounds of nature are the perfect way to spark a thrilling adventure novel, a budding romance or maybe a mashup of both. Bring a pen and paper (laptops not recommended) to jot down thoughts from your adventure.


Fall is all about farms - picking things at farms, eating things at farms, attending events at farms, but did you know you can also write at a farm? Many farms offer places to sit on their grounds and, if you’re lucky enough to find one with a stand or shop, you can grab lunch (apple cider donuts?) and enjoy a day of writing surrounded by the peaceful sounds of the country.

Museums/Historic Houses

Fall is the perfect time to explore historic homes and unique museums. These historic locations often have large plots of land with magnificent views perfect for writing while embracing the fall foliage. Pack your essentials bag, bring a lunch (and your PSL) for a full day of fall-inspired writing.


I know, this one was also on my summer writing list, but with great views and plenty of fall themed drinks, they are still a great place for writing. In addition, most have acres of beautiful land and require long, peaceful drives perfect for thinking about your next short story. That means views of those fall colors people obsess over and, best of all, spiced wine (or spiked cider). Go during the week for some of the most serene writing you could ever imagine.

Happy Writing!


Lucas Horn

Lucas Horn is a creative designer who is attracted to men and True Crime, a trifecta which profoundly influenced his debut novel, The Midnight Blaze. When he isn't designing or writing, Lucas likes to travel and search for unique writing locations.

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