It’s official: Summer comes to an end this week and we’ll finally step into Fall. With the weather not too far behind, we can look forward to all that South Jersey has to offer for fall activities. Fall conjures up memories of pumpkin picking, crisp cool air, and crunchy leaves under your feet. Here’s what you can do in the area to welcome in the new season.
Jersey Fresh Fall Farms
There are plenty of options to enjoy fall in its finest on South Jersey farms. At Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, enjoy pick-your-own apple and pumpkin hayrides. Now through October 15th, pick up to 10 varieties of apples, as well as gourds and pumpkins.
Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill has pumpkin picking hayrides beginning September 24th, running continuously on the weekends. Don’t want to pick pumpkins? They also offer a fall hayride option, that takes you to a campfire with picnic tables. Read up here.
If you are looking for the best mums around, along with corn stalks and straw bales, for those looking for an authentic Moorestown fall fee, visit Vincentown Florist & Garden Center at the Moriuchi Farm, conveniently located at the corner of Borton Landing and Hartford roads.
Corn Mazes are another classic fall activity for the entire family. Both Johnson’s Farm and Springdale Farms offer corn mazes for all ages.
Run for a Cause
There are plenty of good reasons to get out and go for a run, but none are better than doing it for a great cause. There are a ton of runs to participate in this fall, including the Sean Fischel Connect 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. The event begins at 12pm on Sunday, October 8 this year at Moorestown High School. Register here.
Not for the Faint of Heart
South Jersey is close to some spook-tacular haunted attractions. Night of Terror in Mullica Hill has attractions like a haunted house, cornfield maze, and haunted hayride, so it’s sure to scare. However, it’s not recommended for anyone under the age of 13.
It goes without saying that Terror Behind the Walls at the Eastern State Penitentiary is one of the scariest attractions in the tri-state area. Housed in a real life abandoned prison in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia, this elaborate haunted prison is really scary. Good news though! It’s close to plenty of great restaurants so your scare can wear off. Bonus: they offer Family Friendly Scare Nights, held on Sundays before 7:30, where kids 7 to 12 can participate. Kids under 7 are not permitted.
Watch the Leaves Change
Sometimes, you need to slow down and watch the foliage, which is just one perk of living on the East Coast. If you didn’t know, leaves begin to change now (mid-September) and peak around mid to late October, so don’t miss it! The Delaware Water Gap includes miles of trails through the Kittatinny Ridge, including part of the Appalachian Trail. Take a day trip or a weekend to go explore!