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Fall Into Step With Autumn Activities

October 8, 2018

Fall Into Step With Autumn Activities

Autumn has finally arrived in Northeast Pennsylvania. Celebrate the crisp air and changing leaves by exploring the activities local farms and cider mills have to offer.

Burger’s Farm Market

Bring the family to enjoy the fall scenery with a hayride around the farm. Guests also can choose from several seasonal products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, pumpkins, canned goods and decorations such as Indian corn and fall flowers.

Where: 371 St. John’s Road, Butler Twp.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: 570-788-1773 or the market’s Facebook page

Maylath Farm and Orchard

In addition to being able to pick from a selection of fall food favorites such as kettle corn and cider, guests can play in bounce houses, explore the corn maze, take a pony ride and try to hit targets with the Corn Canon. Hayrides also stop at the farm’s pumpkin patch.

Where: 608 Rock Glen Road, Sugarloaf Twp.

Hours: Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Details: 570-708-1090 or maylathfarm.com

Ritter’s Cider Mill

Take your pick of several types of apples and even watch how cider is made. Apples usually are pressed for cider Saturdays and Sundays until 1 p.m.; however, guests are encouraged to call ahead to verify times. Visitors also can explore the hay barn, roam through the corn maze, feed the farm animals and try shooting with the apple slingshot.

Where: 117 Wimmers Road, Jefferson Twp.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Details: 570-689-5144 or ritterscidermill.com

Ritter’s Farm Market

Looking for a large selection of farm-fresh fall produce? This market offers a variety of fruits and vegetables as well as honey and free-range eggs. Ritter’s also makes its own wine and hard cider, and guests can stop by its bakery or taste some fresh-pressed cider if in the mood for a sweet treat.

Where: 1459 Mount Cobb Road, Jefferson Twp.

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Details: 570-689-5151 (Jefferson Twp. store) or rittersfarmmarket.com

 

Roba Family Farms

Enjoy a freshly baked cider donut as you get lost inside the 4.5-acre Mega Maze or cheer on your favorite contestant at the Hillbilly Pig Races. Guests also can take a wagon ride, feed farm animals and pick out pumpkins. Farm admission fees vary.

Where: 230 Decker Road, North Abington Twp.

Hours: Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Details: 570-563-2904, robafamilyfarms.com or Roba’s Facebook page

Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch

On Friday and Saturday nights, guests can get lost in the Moonlight Corn Maze, then visit Saturdays and Sundays during the day to enjoy hayrides, pick out pumpkins and explore the free hay fort.

Where: 3369 Route 29, Noxen Twp.

Hours: Corn maze, Fridays and Saturdays, 5 to 9 p.m. (guests must enter by 8); hayrides and more, Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.

Details: 570-298-0962, whistlepigpumpkin.com or Whistle Pig’s Facebook page

Pumpkin Hill Produce Farms

Pick out your perfect pumpkin and shop for fresh produce when you visit this local farm, which offers a variety of seasonal produce including fruits, sweet corn and peppers. You even can pick your own peppers from the wide range available.

Where: 250 Wapwallopen Road, Nescopeck Twp.

Hours: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Details: 570-379-2106 or the farm’s Facebook page

Brace’s Orchard

Guests can enjoy wagon rides on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. If in the mood for a sweet treat, you can shop the selection of pies and fresh cider donuts available. Brace’s Orchard also makes fresh apple cider year-round from a blend of at least 10 types of apples.

Where: 444 Brace Road, Franklin Twp.

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Details: 570-333-4236 or Brace’s Orchard on Facebook

Contact the writer: kmoore@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9127

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