(Photo credit: Creamy Acres Farm Facebook)
The kids are back in school. Football is back on TV every weekend. Hoodie weather is just about upon us. And pumpkin spice is dotting the menus everywhere you turn.
Needless to say, Fall is here.
And that also means it’s time to get some fun fall activities on the calendar for you and your family.
Look no further than your local dairy farm.
Dairy farms throughout the northeast are featuring fall-themed attractions for the entire family to enjoy. Let’s take a glance around the region and preview what’s being offered:
Milky Way Farms and Chester Springs Creamery – Chester Springs, PA
Milky Way Farms features its Fall Harvest season, which includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides and fresh ice cream. In fact, Good Housekeeping recently named Milky Way’s pumpkin patch the best in all of Pennsylvania. The Fall Harvest season runs until Oct. 28.
Oregon Dairy - Lancaster County, PA
There are plenty of fall activities to choose from at Central Pennsylvania's Oregon Dairy, including a corn maze and pumpkin picking on weekends all throughout October. And, of course, don't forget the fresh dairy products that are available for the whole family!
Old McDonald’s Farm – Sackets Harbor, NY
Located west of Watertown on Lake Ontario, Old McDonald’s Farm’s special fall hours and attractions include corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin picking, pony rides, dairy tours and fun dairy treats. Fall hours and attractions run through October.
Creamy Acres Farm – Mullica Hill, NJ
Just across the bridge from Philadelphia, Creamy Acres Farm’s Fall Fest runs through October and includes a cow-themed corn maze, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting and fresh dairy products on site.
Rock Hill Orchard – Mt. Airy, MD
A trek west of Baltimore, Rock Hill Orchard offers the family chances to go apple picking, navigate through corn mazes, go pumpkin picking, take hayrides, watch cow milking and enjoy various dairy products, including ice cream. The fall activities at Rock Hill Orchard run through October.
Hopkins Farm Creamery – Lewes, DE
Located in Lewes near Rehoboth Beach, Hopkins Creamery is offering its fall-themed ice cream flavors through the end of the season. The whole family can stop in and enjoy seasonal ice cream favorites such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie cheesecake and maple walnut.
Do you know of any more dairy farms in your local area that offer up fall activities for the family? Let us know on Facebook!
American Dairy Association North East is one of 19 state and regional promotion organizations working under the umbrella of the United Dairy Industry Association. It is the local affiliate of the National Dairy Council®, which has been conducting nutrition education and nutrition research programs since 1915. For more information, visit www.americandairy.com.