Crisp air and leaves changing color all around the isthmus. Take a drive out of the city to a nearby farm. Apple picking, pumpkin patches and corn mazes await. Support local farms. Make lasting memories. And if your weekends are a little more open this fall, make a point to try them all.
Enchanted Valley Acres* – Cross Plains
When They're Open: Saturday/Sunday through October 31, Fridays in October and Thursday, October 21 and 28.
What You'll Find: Two giant slides, wagon rides, eight acres of corn mazes, pumpkins (of course) and many more activities.
Schuster's Farm* – Deerfield
When They're Open: September 18 – October 31, all week.
What You'll Find: An eight-acre corn maze, 14+ acres of pumpkins, barnyard animals and playspace for kids. At night, reserve a bonfire space or visit the Haunted Forest.
Eplegaarden – Fitchburg
When They're Open: September and October, Tuesday – Sunday.
What You'll Find: Selv Plukk (U-pick) fresh apples and pumpkins. Plus, fresh cider, caramel apples, apple cider donuts and tons of Norwegian influence.
Appleberry Farm – Cross Plains
When They're Open: Seven days a week. Reservations are needed for Saturday and Sunday.
What You'll Find: Apple orchards and pumpkin fields. Farm store with fresh-pressed cider, jams, doughnuts and more. On weekends, enjoy grilled cider brats and hayrides.
Treinen Farm – Lodi
When They're Open: Wednesday – Sunday, through November 14.
What You'll Find: Award-winning corn maze, named one of the best in the nation. This year’s theme: Schrödinger’s Cat and Other Thought Experiments. There’s also a smaller maze for younger kids. Plus, outdoor play areas, hiking trails, goats and plenty of pumpkins.
Eugster's Farm Market – Stoughton
When They're Open: Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays), through October 31.
What You'll Find: U-pick apples in the orchard throughout September, and fall festival activities and corn maze come October. Fresh produce, and a petting farm with goats, pigs, turkeys and activities for kids.
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