27 Outdoorsy Things To Do
Along with the somewhat frosty change in weather comes (almost) everyone’s favorite time of the year – Fall season is here! And right here, right now we have the best 27 Outdoorsy Things To Do.
You know what that means? There are not only countless hayrides, pumpkin patches, corn mazes but spooktacular events and experiences too – just a stone throw away! Browse through our list of 27 Outdoorsy Things To Do this Fall and stay tuned for more!
Fall Fest at Shady Brook Farm
Family Fun at Grim’s Orchard & Family Farm
Harvest Days at Merrymead Farm
Family Fun Center at Freddy Hill Farm
Farm Fresh Picks at Maple Acres
Adventures at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Snap insta-worthy pics at Weaver's Orchard
Hop on The Barnyard Express at Duffield's Farm
Monster Truck Fun at Ort Farms
Harvest Moon Hayride at Alstede Farms
Pig Races at Country Barn
Aerial Adventure Park at Hellerick's Family Farm
Horseback Tours at Hickory Hollow Farm
The Monster Coaster at Camelback Mountain Adventures
Pumpkin Harvest at Milky Way Farm
Visit Johnson's Corner Farm
Check out Harvest Land at Varner Farms
Wine about it at Bishop Estate Vineyard & Winery
Live Music at Crossing Vineyards & Winery
Sip on some goodness at New Hope Winery
Try the Newest Wine at 1723 Vineyards
Wine and Yoga at Folino Estate
Enjoy the Views at Mountain View Vineyard
The Bates Motel & Haunted Attraction
Wander through Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres Farm
Haunted Hayride at Field of Screams
To Do With Kids
Fall Fest at Shady Brook FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Shady Brook Farm October 1 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Fall Fest is back at Shady Brook Farm this season!
Visit the conveniently located farm for fun activities ranging from Sunflower, Apple and Pumpkin Picking (while supplies last), to Wagon Rides, finding your way through a Giant Corn Maze, Live Music and so much more.
Lots of open space to spread out, lots of fresh air and bucket loads of fun – what more could you ask for this fall season?When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:$12 - $20
Family Fun at Grim’s Orchard & Family FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Grim’s Orchard & Family Farm September 12 - November 1, 2020View Tickets
Take a short trip to have some family fun in Breinigsville, PA. At Grim’s Orchard you can expect more than just a farm experience, they provide guaranteed family fun too!
This season you can enjoy their annual Fall Festival corn maze, flashlight maze and many fall decorations including Colorful Mums, Pumpkins, Indian Corn, Gourds, Jack-Be-Littles, Corn Shocks and Straw Bales. Weave your way through their corn maze which consists of a 6-acre field in which many paths were created, to see if you can find your way out!
This farm offers so many amazing activities to choose from including a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, Sunflower picking, Hayrides, Bounce Pillows, Pedals Carts and more!
Regulations have been implemented to ensure a safe experience in the open air for everyone involved.When:Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM - 7PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $16.95
Harvest Days at Merrymead FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Time Out October 3 - October 25, 2020View Tickets
Colorful leaves, frosty fresh air, Harvest Days, Lighting of the Great Pumpkin, Thanksgiving Turkey and Pies…oh the loveliness that comes with Fall! Now, how happy would you be if I told you all this can be found a short car ride away from Philly? Ecstatic!? I thought so!
Join Merrymead Farm every Saturday & Sunday in October for their 37th annual Harvest Days! With an abundance of fun activities, experiences, and Apple Cider Donuts – there is guaranteed excitement family and friends are sure to enjoy!
Upcoming events include weekday Cornstalk Tunnels, Hayrides, evening Hayrides, 5-acre Moonlight Cornfield Maze and so much more!When:Saturdays (11AM - 5PM) and Sundays (12PM - 5PM)Get Directions:Cost:Free - $6
Family Fun Center at Freddy Hill FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Freddy Hill Farm Fall 2020View Tickets
The difficult choice was made in light of the continued COVID-19 pandemic to cancel Freddy’s Fall Fest for 2020. But have no fear – Freddy Hill Farm still offers fun and safe activities that you and your family can enjoy this season!
Opened 7 days a week for your enjoyment – you can attempt to whack a hole-in-one at mini golf or learn to hit the tees with some golfing lessons, work on your batting in the batting cages (hey batta-batta!) and more!
Afterwards, why not top off your exciting day with some dipped ice cream! The flavors are endless – ranging from Butter Pecan, to the classic Vanilla, Chocolate, Birthday Cake, Cookies n’ Cream and many more!When:Monday - Sunday, 9AM - 9PMGet Directions:Cost:$3 - $11
Farm Fresh Picks at Maple AcresPhoto Courtesy Of Maple Acres Farm Fall 2020View Tickets
Especially during these difficult times it is important to turn to your local farmers and small businesses and support their fine, flavorful and fresh produce. I think we can all agree that nothing beats the flavor of locally grown produce – farm fresh picks from the fields straight to your table.
Maple Acres has something for every season, from home-grown asparagus and other seasonal veggies, to fresh-picked herbs and fresh-cut zinnias (sense the “fresh” vibes) and so much more!
Maple Acres invites you to also be a part of their monthly farm tour! Every first Saturday each month, head to Maple Acres Farm for a Hayride/Farm Tour experience. Visit the greenhouses, the animals, and many more interesting areas this farm has to offer!When:Monday - Sunday, 8AM - 6:30PMGet Directions:Cost:Pay as you go
Adventures at Cherry Crest Adventure FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Lancaster County Magazine September 18 - November 7, 2020View Tickets
Equipped with a pumpkin patch, slides, wagon rides, a petting zoo and so much more, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is the place to be this season!
There are so many activities and fun games the whole family can enjoy! Get lost in the Cherry Crest 5-acre corn maze – want more of a challenge? This season, Cherry Crest added a corn maze after-dark experience! Find your way through the maze after dark using only a flashlight.
Adults can sit back, relax and indulge in the local wines, ciders and craft beers. Yes, you heard that right! You can enjoy these treats at the farm or take select bottles (by the box load – more my liking) home with you!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:Free - $42
Snap insta-worthy pics at Weaver's OrchardPhoto Courtesy Of Weaver's Orchard Fall 2020View Tickets
Curious about what awaits you at Weaver’s Orchard this season? Even though things might be a bit different this year, Weaver’s Orchard has come through for another exciting year of entertaining activities and experiences.
With an expanded garden center and pumpkin displays, food sheds with outdoor seating, pony rides, the chance to see alpacas, goats and chickens, pick-your-own fruit, and a brand new photo tour – Weaver’s Orchard welcomes you and yours to another season of family fun memories.
The new Photo Tour experience allows you to capture special moments in the orchard through a self-guided 6 station walking tour. Each station is designed to offer a unique theme and scenic setting! SNap some insta-worthy pictures and learn a bit about Weaver’s Orchard.When:Monday-Friday (8AM – 7PM), Saturday (8AM – 5PM)Get Directions:Cost:Free - $8
Hop on The Barnyard Express at Duffield's FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Duffield's Farm Market Fall 2020View Tickets
All aboard the Barnyard Express! The Fall season not only brings the colorful trees, pumpkin spice scent hovering in the air, hayrides and more, but at Duffield’s Farm you can hop on the Barnyard Express and enjoy a tour of the farm!
Take a short drive to soak in some sunshine, fresh air and outdoor fun with your family and friends.
Each Saturday, Duffield’s Farm invites you to enjoy their warm apple cider donuts, homemade cup of soups and lively Fall activities (I don’t know about you but they had me at donuts).When:Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:$5 - $12
Monster Truck Fun at Ort FarmsPhoto Courtesy Of Best of NJ Fall 2020View Tickets
Yet another Fall Festival is upon us, folks! No matter how big or small you are – Ort Farms promises fun for everyone! With lots of fun activities, from hayrides, pumpkin patches, to a corn maze and a fun haybale maze for the youngsters, it is safe to say that a dun, memorable time is guaranteed!
Pay a visit to Ort Farms and soak in the stunning fall season the best way possible! Embrace the fun by also feeding the friendly farm animals, hop on a train or pony ride – looking for a bit more excitement? Well here you go: Try the thrilling Monster Truck Ride Ort Farms offers!
For all the foodie fans out there, you can try the fall-season-favorite apple cider donuts, freshly baked pies, local apples and apple cider, pumpkin rolls, local ice cream, homegrown produce, and farm raised beef. Oh yes, food lover’s heaven.When:Monday - Saturday (8AM - 7PM), Sunday (8AM - 6PM)Get Directions:Cost:Free - $14.95
Harvest Moon Hayride at Alstede FarmsPhoto Courtesy Of Alstede Farms October 2 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Want to try something a little different from the usual corn mazes, pumpkin patch and hayride experiences? How does a Harvest Moon Hayride sound? Pretty sweet, right?
Then head on out to Alstede Farms and spend the night soaking in the moonlight! Discover acres of scenic farmland in a tractor-drawn wagon ride after-dark.
You can also weave through the usual (and forever favorite) corn maze by flashlight and afterwards get all comfy at a crackling bonfire with s’more making kits available for purchase, all the while listening to live music performances. Top it all off with your choice of hot or cold apple cider, food, and wine tasting (adults only where booze is involved!).When:Fridays & Saturdays, 6PM - 10PMGet Directions:Cost:$16.99
Pig Races at Country BarnPhoto Courtesy Of Penn Live October 2 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
This 82-acre farm is located in the beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here, you have the chance to take a step out of everyday life and into a stunning natural farm setting and breathe in the fresh air!
The Country Barn provides various authentic farm experiences, from fresh produce and baked goods available for purchase at the Farm Market, watching pig races and meeting other friendly farm animals at the Barnyard Kingdom, to knocking boots at a night of country line dancing and so much more!
This beautiful location offers more than enough space for you and yours to enjoy the outdoor experiences and activities safely and make memories you won’t forget!When:Fridays & Saturdays (10AM - 10PM), Sundays (11AM - 5PM)Get Directions:Cost:Free - $18
Aerial Adventure Park at Hellerick's Family FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Hellerick's Family Farm September 14 - November 3, 2020View Tickets
Head to Hellerick’s Family Farm for their annual Fall Festival! Equipped with Giant 100ft. Corn Chute Slides, a Giant Corn Box, a Tractor Pull, a Farm Obstacle Course, Goat Yoga AND an Aerial Adventure Park, it is safe to say that Hellerick’s Family Farm certainly promises an experience unlike any other!
Got guts? Challenge yourself and your friends & family both mentally and physically by maneuvering through an aerial course with 9 ziplines, crossing 21 bridges and free-fall leap off a 30ft. central tower.
Alrighty, so before you decide this may not be the safest thing for you – you ought to know that you will be equipped with a full body harness, a helmet and a detailed safety briefing before you take on the course via the most advanced safety system in the industry. Cue breath of relief.When:Monday - Sunday, 10AM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:Free - $37.50
Horseback Tours at Hickory Hollow FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Hickory Hollow Farm Fall 2020View Tickets
Any equestrians, horse enthusiasts, fellow Western movie lovers out there? No? Well, then why not embrace the “learn something new” mentality this year’s brought us, head to Hickory Hollow Farm and book yourself a tour with Trip Advisor’s #1 rated outdoor activity in Gettysburg!
This family run horseback trail riding company offers you the opportunity to tour the famous Gettysburg Battlefield by horseback.
Enjoy this unique experience, learn about the history, all the while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Does it get any better than this? Strap on those saddles and stirrups, folks and giddy up!When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:$40 - $90
The Monster Coaster at Camelback Mountain AdventuresPhoto Courtesy Of Camelback Mountain Adventures September 25 - November 1, 2020View Tickets
Are you looking for a good scare? Seeking the thrill and adrenaline rush that comes with the spookiest time of the year? Then Camelback Mountain Adventures is the perfect place for you!
Not only will you be able to experience the joys of the only Mountain coaster in Pennsylvania, The Appalachian Express Mountain coaster – zooming through the trees and down the steep slopes of Camelback Mountain – but this year you will also get to ride The Monster Coaster! As the USA’s only monster coaster, this adventure proves to be truly unique and spooktastic! Beware the creatures that come to life and lure the area, as you rush through the dark woods.
This trip also gives you the opportunity to try Lights Out Ziplines – a ziplining after-dark experience! Rushing through the night sky, avoiding all creepy creatures below, discover the 1000’ Double Barrel Zip Line.When:Friday & Saturday (6PM - 10PM), Sunday (6PM - 9PM)Get Directions:Cost:$20 - $50
Pumpkin Harvest at Milky Way FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Milky Way Farm September 26 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Halloween is upon us! Have you picked out a bunch of pumpkins yet? Whatever your answer, you should head to Milky Way Farm and get more! After all, there’s no such thing as too many pumpkins for Halloween.
While you’re there, you can get lost in a corn maze, snap some family pictures for Facebook or do it for the ‘gram, gather as many vegetables and honey products as your arms (I suggest bringing a wagon!) can carry and freely enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer!
It’s been quite a while, since we’ve been able to appreciate the fresh air and scents of pumpkin spiced everything.When:Weekdays (3PM - 5PM), Weekends (10:30AM - 8PM)Get Directions:Cost:$3 - $75
Visit Johnson's Corner FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Johnson's Corner Farm September 26 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Pick-your-own fruits, pumpkin patches, hayrides, corn mazes, Sunflower Celebrations, Instagram-worthy locations with pretty Fall colors in the background – these are only some of the many things we all look forward to in the Fall season.
Finally, it’s that time of the year again, albeit a little different but many of your favorite go-to Fall locations are doing all they can to ensure long-lasting memories and childhood experiences remain unaffected by everything going on in the world today.
One of the favorite locations is Johnson’s Corner Farm. Conveniently located about 40 mins out of Philly, this farm offers many activities and adventures the whole family can enjoy – keeping everyone’s safety in mind!When:Saturdays & Sundays, 10AM - 4PMGet Directions:Cost:$5 - $6.50
Check out Harvest Land at Varner FarmsPhoto Courtesy Of Varner Farms Fall 2020View Tickets
After being stuck indoors for what seems like a lifetime, it’s time to head out into the open air and soak in as much sunshine, frosty fall air and pumpkin spiced scents as you can! Why not a quick road trip to Harvest Land?
Varner Farms has got you covered with all the Fall season favorites – corn maze, wagon rides, playland, barnyard farm animals – the whole shabang!
Many safety and sanitary regulations have been implemented to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. So, what are you waiting for?When:Monday - Saturday (9AM - 7PM), Sunday (11AM - 5PM)Get Directions:Cost:$14.95
Vineyards & Wineries
Wine about it at Bishop Estate Vineyard & WineryPhoto Courtesy Of Trip Advisor Fall 2020View Tickets
It’s sure been a hell of a year so far, wouldn’t you agree? Lucky for us, we have booze (aka a hug in a bottle) to get us through it. So, while the kiddies enjoy the hayrides, corn mazes and other harvest celebrations – why not have an “adults only” harvest celebration?
Take a trip with some friends or family members to Bishop Estate Vineyard & Winery, enjoy some outdoor seating and sip on a glass full of happiness!
This stunning Winery is not only surrounded by beautiful foliage but also offers 20 delicious kinds of wine, outdoor seating AND they are open every day! (all the more reason to check it out!)When:Sunday - Thursday (11AM - 5PM), Friday - Saturday (11AM - 9PM)Get Directions:Cost:prices vary
Live Music at Crossing Vineyards & WineryPhoto Courtesy Of Party Space October 2020View Tickets
As we all know, this year’s events are definitely a lot different than we’re used to but that won’t stop us from making the best of it!
Crossing Vineyards and Winery, located in Newtown, PA, offers many public events throughout the year, these include food and wine pairings and tastings, holiday themed events, Ladies’ Nights, Picnics and so much more!
Upcoming events this season include but are not limited to – Live Music at the Vineyard, where you can enjoy some wines and beers by the bottle in the outdoor seating area while jamming out to live performances; Wine and Bundt Cakes (need I say more?); Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting and so much more!When:Monday - Sunday, 12PM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:$30 - $50
Sip on some goodness at New Hope WineryPhoto Courtesy Of New Hope Winery October - November, 2020View Tickets
The New Hope Winery has been an established winery in Bucks County for over 25 years, and it is safe to say that the wine options and live music are nothing short of exquisite!
Visit the conveniently located winery, sit back, relax and jam out to live performances by Classic Stones: A Tribute To The Rolling Stones, Griffin House, Raul Malo and more!
While taking in the musical vibes, sip on some goodness! With options ranging from a refreshing and crisp Pinot Gris, to an imported Bogle Merlot, a bubbly Rapido Prosecco and more.When:Thursday-Saturday (11AM - 9PM), Sunday (11AM - 5PM)Get Directions:Cost:$15.99 - $35
Try the Newest Wine at 1723 VineyardsPhoto Courtesy Of 1723 Vineyards October 2020View Tickets
A bit of a drive from Philly but absolutely worth the journey! 1723 Vineyards is located behind the historical village of Kemblesville, Pennsylvania. This stunning vineyard was established in 2015.
1723 Vineyards has very recently announced a new release – their Traminette 2019! This wine is described as a “vibrate white with hints of lychee, pineapple, white peach, honey and floral notes”. Now if that doesn’t tickle your taste buds, I don’t know what will.
Head to 1723 Vineyards ASAP to try their newest addition, as they are offering it by the glass in the month of October. Sip sip hurray!When:Saturdays & Sundays, 12PM - 5PMGet Directions:Cost:prices vary
Wine and Yoga at Folino EstatePhoto Courtesy Of Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery Fall 2020View Tickets
Folino Estate is a vineyard, winery, restaurant, tasting room, and banquet facility. From baby showers, to graduation parties, to bridal showers, weddings, milestone birthday parties, and retirement parties, Folino Estate is the place people can come to to create everlasting memories.
This season – with fun events ranging from Fall Vineyard Harvest Celebrations, to Live Music, Wine and Yoga featuring Live Music and a Wine Club Pick Up Party – Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery is the place to be!
This gorgeous estate is known to be a great place to visit, drink delicious wines and pair these with fine dining options.When:Wednesday - Sunday, 11AM - 6:30PMGet Directions:Cost:prices vary
Enjoy the Views at Mountain View VineyardPhoto Courtesy Of Pocono Mountains Fall 2020View Tickets
Hayrides around the vineyard, Hallowine, Strut Your Mutt Parade and so much more – oh, what a time to be alive! And what a time to head to Mountain View Vineyard! With fun events like these coming up, stunning views and outdoor seating there’s really little to no reason not to visit.
Nestled in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Mountain View Vineyard provides their guests with only the finest products possible.
With wine options ranging from a semi-dry Aurore, to the sweet Niagara; and craft brews from IPAs to Hefeweizen, there is certainly something that will satisfy your taste buds!When:Monday - Sunday, 11AM - 6PMGet Directions:Cost:Prices vary
Halloween & Haunted Attractions
The Bates Motel & Haunted AttractionPhoto Courtesy Of Delco Times September 25 - November 1, 2020View Tickets
The Bates Motel invites all you ghouls and goblins to stroll through their new walk through attraction. New props, sets and amazing lighting effects are added to send chills down your spine!
Make sure to wear appropriate clothes (bring your spare undies!) and shoes and prepare to be guided through the trail by creatures awakened from their deadly slumber.
This attraction earned the vote of America’s Most Entertaining Haunted Attraction by America Haunts and CNN Travel last year and welcomes you back for another season of scares and frights!When:Sunday - Wednesday (6:30PM - 9:30PM), Thursday - Saturday (6:30PM - 10:30PM)Get Directions:Cost:$40 - $75
Wander through Sleepy Hollow Haunted AcresPhoto Courtesy Of Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres September 26 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Spooky season has crept up on us, ladies and gents. Finally, ‘tis the season to get freaky! It surely doesn’t get freakier than a haunted house, let alone a freaking haunted village!
Venture down to Sleepy Hollow Haunted Acres, discover abandoned gardens and wander into the depths to find crypts and catacombs hidden beneath the manor. Your visit is promised to be filled with “bone-chilling frights at every turn”. I doubt it gets spookier than a far-from-casual stroll through ruins of a bewitched village haunted by ghosts of the outlaws and outcasts that lived there in the 1800’s (meep).
This top rated attraction ensures a safe experience and bucket loads of scares and frights. Your adventure will primarily take place outdoors – masks and social distancing are a must!When:Friday - Sunday, times varyGet Directions:Cost:$2 - $24
Night of Terror at Creamy Acres FarmPhoto Courtesy Of Creamy Acres Farm Night of Terror October 2 - October 31, 2020View Tickets
Pay a visit to Night of Terror Haunted Attraction, #2 of the Best Places In The Northeast To Celebrate the Halloween season – second to the city of Witches, Salem, MA!
Since the spooky season is finally here, this 100-acre park – the largest Halloween park in New Jersey – is crawling with zombies, killer clowns and chainsaw-wielding maniacs. What better way to protect yourself than with paintballs? Oh yes, hop on the Haunted Paintball Hayride.
Climb aboard a wagon, channel your inner zombie slayer and use paintball guns to defend the crew against live actors dressed as zombies and intricate moving props in a host of scenes over a 15-minute ride! Straight out of an action movie if you ask me.When:times varyGet Directions:Cost:$30 - $65
Haunted Hayride at Field of ScreamsPhoto Courtesy Of Lancaster County Magazine October 2 - November 14, 2020View Tickets
Welcome to your worst Nightmare!
As America’s #1 Haunted Attraction and home to The renowned Haunted Hayride, The legendary and absolutely terrifying Den of Darkness, The Frightmare Asylum haunted hospital, and the dark and demented Nocturnal Wasteland – Field of Screams remains the most disturbingly, heart-poundingly, intensely awesome attraction of America!
Looking for bone-chilling screams, demented creatures, and bloody sights unlike anything you have ever witnessed before? Then Field of Screams is the place to go!When:Thursday - Sunday, 5PM - 11PMGet Directions:Cost:$16 - $35