It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures getting cooler. Fall in Dane County brings beautiful foliage, hot apple cider, and lots of fun activities for families to enjoy. Here are 3 Things I recommend checking out to enjoy Fall in Dane County.
Little Amerricka Pumpkin Train
Imagine taking a train to search for your very own perfect pumpkin! Little Amerricka, located in Marshall WI, is a unique amusement park featuring twenty-six rides and attractions for all ages. Starting in October you can hop on board the Whisky River Railway and take a ride to the pumpkin patch. Enjoy two miles of natural Wisconsin countryside. Along the way you will see lots of animals including sheep, llamas, geese, and even a Zebra! The cost of the train ride is $6.95 per person and includes any pumpkin you can carry. Whisky River Railway operates every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10am-4pm.
Apple Picking at Sutter’s Ridge
Fall means harvest time. What could be better than enjoying the beautiful fall colors and picking your own variety of delicious apples. Sutter’s Ridge is a small family run farm located just a short distance from Madison in Mt. Horeb, WI. Starting Labor Day weekend U-Pick apples are available for harvest every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am-5pm through October. The apple orchard features over 20 varieties of apples including Honey Crisp, Gala, and Red Ida. U-Pick apples are $1.00 per pound. Fresh picked apples make a great healthy snack for the whole family to enjoy.
Haunted Forest at Schuster’s Farm
The Haunted Forest at Schuster’s farm is a night time adventure to remember! Schuster’s farm, located on Hwy 12 & 18 in Deerfield, features one of the best haunted attractions in the area. Jump aboard a special cattle wagon that will haul you out to the Haunted Forest. Once in the forest you will be led on a journey of fright and terror. The Haunted Forest is designed for adults and youth 12 and up. Update (8/2016): The forest runs Fridays and Saturdays – October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 and Thursday, October 27th. It opens at dark. The cost for the Haunted Forest is $17/person on Fridays, $20/person on Saturdays. For younger children and the faint of heart there is a flashlight corn maze without the fright.
Do you have any favorite activities in the fall? Let me know in the comment section.