Pumpkin patches, hayrides, and apple orchards near La Crosse WI
As summer winds to a close and the chills in the air grow stronger and more frequent, it is time to look forward to what autumn has in store for the area. If you love the season then you know how fun it is to decorate the house with pumpkins, gourds, and garland, not to mention harvest some apples for snacks and to make delicious fall-friendly treats. Read ahead for a few of our suggestions of pumpkin patches, hayrides, and apple orchards near La Crosse, WI.
Harvesting apples is a fall tradition, and in addition to grabbing one and biting into it right from the tree for a healthy snack, they make for great foundations to a lot of favorite treats! At Maple Ridge Orchard from September 14th through October you can pick plenty of honeycrisp apples and enjoy other treats like apple pies, apple cider donuts, and more. You can even climb the lookout tower to get a great view of the area!
Head on over to West Salem for a sort of one-stop-shop for all your fall family fun at Hidden Trails Corn Maze! They have four different corn mazes you can enjoy, and special events include Cow97 Fun Day on October 5th, Midnight Maze on September 20th, October 12th, and October 18th, and others. They also have a pumpkin patch so you can select this year’s jack-o-lantern to bring home, as well as some fall decorations to get your place ready for the season.
Make the drive up the river to Galesville and visit Ferguson’s Orchards! Another destination perfect for the entire family, you can enjoy a wide variety of fall activities here. Not only can you get a pumpkin from their beautiful pumpkin patch, you can also visit with friendly farm animals, run through a corn maze, see the giant spinning apple, and so much more. Bring the camera and capture loads of new memories the family can laugh about for years to come.
This is just a sampling of what’s out there. Do you have a favorite fall destination? Let us know in the comments!