Fall brings a new season of activities, from apple picking to pumpkin carving. This year may look a little different, but there are still many local businesses students can visit to ring in autumn.
Meadowbrooke Gourds, located in Newville, is a family-owned gourd farm that offers DIY gourd carving. They also host Live on the Farm events, which hosts local bands, food trucks and artisan vendors.
Meadowbrooke also is known for its 50-acre sunflower field, which is open to the public to pick from.
Visit Meadowbrooke at 125 Potato Road, Carlisle , Pennslyvania, 17015
Warehime’s Pumpkin Patch
Neighboring MeadowBrooke Gourds, is Warehime’s Pumpkin Patch. Warehime’s Pumpkin Patch has several kinds of pumpkins, and offers a pick-your-own field as well as pre-picked pumpkins.
The pumpkin patch also has a multi-colored sunflower field that is free to pick from and use for photography purposes.
Visit Warehime’s Pumpkin Patch at 185 Potato Road, Carlisle, Pennslyvania 17015.
Maple Lane Farm
Maple Lane Farm in Newville boasts quite a few fall favorites, with the most popular being its annual corn maze.
Each year the corn field is made into a new pattern for visitors to walk through in the fall. The farm also sells pumpkins, and offers pony rides for extra fall fun.
Visit Maple Lane Farm at: 125 Crossroad School Road, Newville, Pennslyvania 17241
Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards
Paulus Orchards offers a unique farm experience including the opportunity to pick your own apples and pumpkins. The orchards also have a farm-fresh kitchen with many sweet treats including ice cream, apple crisp and homemade apple dumplings.
For younger visitors, the orchards have a PlayLand with pedal carts, a cow train and other fun activities.
Visit Paulus Mt. Airy Orchards at 522 E. Mt. Airy Road, Dillsburg, Pennslyvania 17019
Farmers on the Square
Each Wednesday a variety of local farms and vendors gather on the square in downtown Carlisle.
The vendors bring an abundance of fresh produce, and other homemade goodies like artisan breads, pure apple cider and flowers.
A map of vendors can be found each week on the Farmers on the Square Facebook page.
Visit Farmers on the Square: 2 N. Hanover Street Carlisle, Pennslyvania 17013