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It's that time of year where we set out on adventures in search of that perfect pumpkin to carve, we get scared walking through haunted houses and enjoy all that fall brings, you know, like hot apple cider, YUM. 
Since fall, and the cool weather that comes with it, is just about here...we put a handy list together to help you find just what you're looking for during our 2021 fall adventure! 

All locations are following the COVID-19 Guidelines

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes & Orchards

They offer over 50 different varieties of pumpkin/gourds of every shape and size. You can pick your selection of pumpkins from our pre-picked selection, or take some clippers, provided by the farm, and cut them right off the vine! They offer children’s area, corn & bean mazes & petting zoo. Every Friday night through October they will be doing an outdoor showing the movie “Hocus Pocus” at part of their Friday Nights at the Farm event. (Fido Friendly)
Opening September 24th. Open Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

They have pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, a corn maze and hayrides. They provide wagons and clippers for you to go into the patch and pick your own pumpkins. It's fun for all ages! (Fido Friendly)
Friday: 2 pm - 6 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 6pm

Indian Knoll Pumpkins  (Mechanicsburg)
This patch has over 55 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash. They offer free indoor activities, wagon rides through the patch, outdoor barnyard obstacles and a game area. (Fido Friendly)
Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Apple Barn (Chatham)
Offering apples, apple cider, pumpkins, baked goods, décor and more. (Fido Friendly)
Daily: 7 am - 6 pm

Offers in season veggies, apples, fall decorations, including mums and tons more.
Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm and Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

They offer hayrides, barrel train rides, kid corn maze, u-pick pumpkins and more.
Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 5 pm, Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday: Noon - 6 pm  

This patch features 70 varieties of pumpkins, farm animals, a corn maze and hayrides.                                                                                           
Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm (Monday - Friday: by appointment)


Hayrides & Haunted Trails

Take a bumpy, fast-paced and fun ride through the woods. Watch out for trolls and headless horseman!
Every Friday & Saturday in October 7 pm - 11 pm

This is no amateur operation – we’re serious about scary! Our creepy crew works on our haunted haven all year; putting their sinister minds to work as they create a high tech, theatrical environment that evokes blood-curdling screams and spine-tingling terror.
Friday & Saturday: 6:30 pm - 10 pm 

Haunted Walks

This 90-minute, 5 block lantern lit walking tour uses the Lincoln sites as the backdrop for strange & bizarre stories surrounding Lincoln’s life and his death. Lincoln’s bizarre dreams of death, Spiritualism, Mary’s seances in the White House, and skullduggery at the Tomb. This is a factual history tour that includes some of the ghostly lore surrounding the Lincolns. (Fido Friendly)

How about just getting out and enjoying nature? The fresh crisp air, the smells, the beautiful colors all around and the strolls through the fallen leaves as they make the rustling sound, how can you not love fall?!  Check out a few locations below where you can do all of this and more!! Want more ideas?? Click for our Enjoy Nature blog

Fall Events: Check out a full list of events here


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