By Abby Beddow
Autumn is here which means that Pumpkin Spice and Ugg boots are back in style for about two months and there’s a week of beautiful multi-colored leaves before they end up covering entire neighborhoods in a crunchy blanket. While this time is short, there are still many activities to fill this beautiful season with.
101 Market: One of the main attractions at 101 Market is their corn maze. Every year the owners create an extravagant themed corn maze open this year from September 22 through October 28. What makes this place so unique is the plethora of other activities they also provide including a corn pit, potato slinger, petting zoo and a corn canon.
ValleyScare: Held on the Valleyfair grounds, the much more terrifying ValleyScare park holds spooky night attractions during the weekends from September 22 through October 27. Their main appeals include mazes, shows, and live performances.
Pine Tree Apple Orchard: Don’t let the name fool you, the Pine Tree Apple Orchard not only grows apple but also strawberries. Apple trees are everywhere along the property, which is full of delectable bright red apples ripe for picking, and in case that wasn’t enough, they also have a bakery full of delicious baked goods such as cakes, donuts, tarts, pies and more.
Dead End Haunted Hayride: Open only in the chilly autumn nights, the Dead End Haunted Hayride takes its guests on a spine-chilling ride tour through the woods of Pine Haven Farm, only to stop at the Sunnyvale Asylum where patrons have to make their way back on foot, but not without a few encounters from the residents of the asylum and the surrounding forest.
Waldoch Farm: Open to all ages, the Waldoch farm is known for their sizeable corn maze (designed as a green tractor this year), their pumpkin patch, delicious food, barnyard with horses, goats, sheep, chickens, donkeys, peacocks and pigs and dozens of other activities.