Farm visits, especially in the fall, are a wonderful time to create lasting memories with family and friends. Enjoy everything from apple picking to corn mazes and wagon rides and fun games during your visit.
Puddicombe Farms is a family-run fruit farm, winery, and cidery, where one can not only enjoy the fresh air of the countryside but also enjoy the taste of fresh food and fun games. September and October is a good time to visit when you can pick apples, sunflowers, train rides, and pumpkins, enjoy campfires, as well as tasting tours. While the young ones are having fun, the elders can enjoy cold craft cider or a flight of wine on the patio while listening to music. Details
Where: Puddicombe Estate Farms and Winery, 1468 Highway #8, Grimsby
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Celebrate fall at the Brantwood Farms with hayrides, Corn Pit, Pumpkin Bowling, Character Corn Maze as well as their Mini Maze. Check out their Apple Sling Shots, corn castles, and the Haunted Barn. Slide down their supper slide, climb the spider web, meet farm animals, and visit the Forest Fairy Village.
Their pick your own flower patch is a visitor favourite! They also offer pyo apples and pumpkins. Details
Where: Brantwood Farms, 251 Powerline Rd, Brantford
Hanes Corn Maze
The Hanes Farmland has all that you need to keep younger kids busy and active with play-sets, sandpit, swings, and best of all a scaled-down version of the corn maze just the right size for your little farmer! Introduce your little ones to Pigs, Cows, Goats, Sheep, Ducks, and more!
The Hanes corn maze is a fun-filled puzzle spread over 20 acres with 10′ tall walls of cornstalks! Follow a map, solve clues, and get a prize. Be sure to bring a flashlight if you are visiting the maze after dark (open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays)
Their pumpkin patch usually opens in late September. Ride the wagon and head on to the pumpkin patch to pick your perfect pumpkin. Check out the escape rooms, the blaster cannons, and the sunflower maze before the flowers are done for the season.
Grab mouth-watering pies and tarts or a bottle each of Pumpkin Spice Raw Honey or apple pie icecream from the Tiny Shop Bakery before you head back home.
Where: Hanes Corn Maze & Tiny Shop Bakery, #1001 Hwy #5, Dundas
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Harvesting fruit off the tree is an age-old fall tradition that is offered at Luna Farms. There are over 25 varieties locally grown apples at this family-friendly U-Pick fruit farm, located in picturesque Niagara Escarpment.
At the farm shop on site, you can find Concord grapes, empire plums, and pre-picked homegrown apples. Details
Where: Luna Farms, 661 8th Road E, Stoney Creek
In the fall, this popular Christmas tree farm turns into a hub of fall-themed activities including wagon rides, PYO pumpkins, pumpkin bowling, corn maze, kiddie maze, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, corn toss games, and an absolutely terrific Jumping Pumpkin Pillow.
In addition, visitors can also play some old-fashioned games including climbing a hay bale mountain, obstacle course, giant slides, tire mountain, and more. Details
Where: Merry Farms, 1974 Concession 2 Rd W, Hamilton
The Apple Orchard
Apples & Pears, Sunflowers/Pumpkins/Squash… There are lots of things to pick. Enjoy the wagon ride through all of the pumpkins, squash, gourd, and watermelon fields on the way to the flowers. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the rolling hills of the orchard or challenge your skills through the corn maze and walking trails! Sip sweet cider and munch on candy apples, see farm animals or enjoy the hay jump. Details
Where: The Apple Orchard, 1668 Highway 6, Hamilton
Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch
Come here for a weekend of fun! Hop on the wagon and you can enjoy a spectacular ride along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment with its beautiful colours to the pumpkin patch. Your kids can enjoy the playgrounds, climb bales and farm slides, or go on a corn trail. You will have lots of opportunities for Insta-worthy photo ops. Details
Where: Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch, 416 Fallsview Rd E., Dundas
Lindley’s Farm’s pumpkin patch has over 50,000 pumpkins to choose from. The pumpkin patch usually opens by the end of September until October end. They also feature a 4-acre corn maze with 1.5 miles of trails for exploring. Get ready for a hayride to the pumpkin patch! Details
Where: Lindley’s Farm, 900 Fiddler’s Green Road, Ancaster
Carluke Apple Orchard
This family-operated Apple Orchard, offers PYO apples, pumpkins, squash, and corn from early September to mid-October. The Orchard Bakery sells wonderful pies, cookies, muffins, preserves, and frozen meals. Details
Where: Carluke Apple Orchard, 2194 Shaver Rd S., Ancaster
There is something for everyone in the family here! From play areas and equipment to gigantic sandboxes and farm animals, corn maze, fire pits, to the sunflower lookout. Choose your own pumpkin from the patch or from the ready-picked pumpkins. The pumpkins are available in fun colours such as Blue Doll, Porcelain Princess, and Mellow Yellow. The Bakery carries a range of jam and jellies, apple butter, honey as well as delicious baked goods such as pies or apple crisps. Details
Where: 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown