Need an excuse to get out and enjoy the gorgeous fall colors that are blanketing our wonderful little corner of the world right now? We’ve compiled a short list of fall activities for you to enjoy before winter sets in.
Always a classic, apple picking has never lost its charm for me. I went to Showalter’s Orchard and Greenhouse and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You can pick your own apples, while enjoying the beautiful scenery, buy pre-picked apples, buy a plethora of apple products (if you don’t buy their apple cider, then you are sincerely missing out), and (for adults) partake in a tasting of hard cider from Old Hill Hard Cider.
You still have enough time to pick pumpkins… or make a pumpkin pie before the pre-Thanksgiving rush on pumpkins. I went to Mulberry Hills Farm Pumpkin Patch. The scenery is lovely, you can pick pumpkins and gourds (or buy pre-picked), and you can visit the resident farm animals.
If you’re looking for an all around family-friendly good time, I would suggest checking out Back Home on the Farm. They have every fun fall activity you could think of – including (but not limited to) the Hess corn maze (see above), farm animals to feed, a right-turn-only maze (seriously though, you have to try this one), a pumpkin patch, hay rides, a vintage carousel, a hay chute slide, and a sling shot game. If you go at the right time, you can even see pig races.