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Ultimate Family Fall Fun Guide

Get out and enjoy the leaves, pumpkins, apples, and more while you can!

Not to alarm anyone, but have you noticed the subtle shift? The leaves have started to change colors. The morning air is crisp (and delightful!). Pumpkin-spice everything is back. And like it or not, the sun is setting sooner. Ah, fall. Welcome, and stay a while.

Along with the stunning changes in scenery we can expect over the next few weeks, there’s also a shift in our activities. We trade in our summer traditions and make way for apple picking, s’mores around the campfire, trips to the pumpkin patch, hayrides, haunted houses, football games, and fall hikes.

We know fall passes in a flash, so we’ve curated a list of family-friendly fall destinations to check out so you don’t miss a single thing. Revisit some of your favorites and make time to create new autumn traditions as well.


Spend a day at the pumpkin patch



This one is a classic. Pumpkin patches are the perfect, simple way to spend a fall day and offer a variety of activities. Enjoy a hay ride, explore the corn maze, visit the animals at the petting zoo and find the perfect pumpkin in the patch to decorate or carve for Halloween.


Apple orchards are ripe with fall's sweetest fruit

We’re lucky to have quite a few awesome family-run apple orchards in NEPA, making this a must-do fall activity. Ride a wagon into the orchard, sip fresh-squeezed apple cider and devour apple cider donuts. The best part is that you’ll get to take home some fresh apples to turn into delicious, fall-flavored treats.



Get lost in a maze of corn

What is it about getting lost in a corn maze that makes for the very best autumn tradition? Finding your way through a corn maze at a local farm is the ultimate family-friendly bucket list activity you can’t miss.


Haunted attractions: Enter if you dare

It’s spooky season! If you’re bunch is feeling brave this Halloween, head to a local haunted attraction. So many of our local haunted experiences donate a portion of their earnings to charity or directly benefit area nonprofits. From haunted wagon rides to spooky walk-throughs, there’s no shortage of good-natured scares to get you in the Halloween spirit.

It's what the season's all about: Tricks & treats

It’s simply not Halloween without tricks and treats. Of course, hitting up your neighbors on Halloween night is a requirement, but there are also plenty of opportunities to dress up and tell your best jokes at local trunk or treats and Halloween festivities.

Make the most of the season with festivals & events

In NEPA, there’s never a shortage of awesome autumn activities going on. Plan your weekends around the many events happening locally showcasing and celebrating fall and all things spooky. There’s harvest festivals, amusement park outings and haunted light shows, wine festivals, pumpkin train rides, crafts fairs and heritage celebrations galore.


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