5 local places to visit for fall activities

Mill Creek Farm was established in 1995, located in Quincy, Illinois. Mill Creek offers a variety of activities that people can come and enjoy. There is a corn maze that includes a scavenger hunt for an exciting experience. They have acres of pumpkins that you can stroll through and take a few home if you choose. Take a moment to look around the farm by enjoying one of their hayrack rides. Mill Creek also offers lots more like their fresh seasonal produce you can buy if they have any available.

Visit Terripin Farms at the Four Winds Farm located in Quincy, Illinois. This farm is well known for their variety of produce they sell, their flower gardens, and the farm stand that you can shop from. Open seven days a week, this local farm can be enjoyed at any time during the hours of operation, which can be found on their website. All month long their Fall Fest is put on during Saturdays and Sundays. This includes a wide range of activities people can enjoy for $6 a person. A few of the activities include a popular sunflower maze, petting zoo, roller tubes, pumpkin throw, hayrack rides, and so much more. If you’re looking for that fall photo spot this is farm encourages you to come out and bring your cameras.

Edgewood Orchards has been producing apples since 1930, located in Quincy, Illinois. If you’re an apple lover or looking for a more laid-back experience this might be the place for you. They currently have seasonal hours which can be found on their website as well. If there is a specific apple that you are wanting you can check their website to see what is in stock and what’s to come. Look around the store, shop, and enjoy their different produce that’s in stock. While taking a walk around the orchard sip on a crisp apple cider slushy that they make only on the weekends.

Approximately 20 minutes away visit Autumn Moon Family Farm located in Mendon, Illinois. All month long this farm can be enjoyed during Saturdays and Sundays. For more information regarding pricing and official hours of operation visit their website. Spend a day at Autumn Moon where you can be kept busy engaging in roughly 27 of the activities available. This farm offers many different activities that can be enjoyed by all ages. Activities include a haunted trail, flashlight corn maze, a children’s Storytime, bonfires, corn hole and so much more. Most of the activities are included in the general admission. If you’re a thrill seeker for an additional cost which includes unlimited rides a zipline awaits.

If you’re up for a road trip about an hour away is Harvestville Farm located in Donnellson, Iowa. This farm has 35 acres of land with loads of activities. The drive is worth the time you’ll be spending taking a day to experience all this farm has to offer. Check the website to see more information on pricing, hours, and all the entertainment. A few of the activities include a corn maze, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, and a huge family play area with roughly 41 activities. A retail barn is open that sells, food and drinks, rustic decor, some produce, and so much more. Harvestville is open almost all year hosting different seasonal festivals for everyone to participate in.

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