No, I am not writing about Christmas. So Bah-Humbug! Fall! I am writing about the many things I love to do in the fall! It’s a beautiful time of the year here in Pennsylvania. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing colors, the scenery can be spectacular.
Almost every year around the end of October it has been a tradition in my family to take a drive up the Poconos. We spend the weekend going on hay rides and visiting the local Pumpkin Patches. One place I absolutely love is the Country Junction where every year they have an amazing Pumpkin Festival.
During the day, it is more for kids. They have amusements, crafts, hot apple cider, a petting zoo, pony rides, corn mazes, non-scary hay rides and so much more. Sadly, The Country Junction stores burned down a few years ago but they have since been rebuilt, completion was done this year! We are happy to have our stores back! Lots of neat gifts and a great time to start your Christmas shopping … er …uh … bah-humbug!
At night, the hay ride becomes much scarier! You are left off in the middle of a corn field only to have to walk through dark woods where the trees come alive. If you make it out alive, you then must walk through a dark cave, yes, a real underground cave only to end up in a 3D haunted house. Creepy crawlers lurk all around you! It’s a blast!
Another “just as fun” place to visit is Shady Brook Farm in Yardley, PA. They also have great hay rides which take you out to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your pumpkins, corn mazes where you really do get lost, and THE MOST AMAZING kettle corn on the east coast! There is nothing like a hot bag of this popcorn right out of the kettle! And on our way home, we can’t forget a stop at Styer Orchard for the best apple pie in town!
For those daring souls who want a little more fright in their Halloween season, check out Terror Behind the Walls in Philadelphia, PA 19130 – Eastern State Penitentiary, a real haunted prison with the most maddening, nasty ghosts in Philadelphia!
Yep .. Christmas can wait … I am not ready for that yet! I’m too busy enjoying the Fall Season in PA!
Kim Schreiner, ePRO, SFR, Realtor
RE/MAX Affiliates, NE
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