It’s hard to believe, but it’s prime time we accept the truth. The truth being that it’s October. Crazy, right? Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were planning the perfect summer BBQ? Fall was inevitable, so it’s best we choose to embrace it rather than deny its arrival. The best way to welcome fall is to find and do all the fun fall activities. Thankfully there’s lots to do in and around Whitby this autumn. Whether it’s taking a fall hike through Heber Down Conservation Area or pumpkin picking to get into the Halloween spirit, getting outside will warm you up to the season. To get things started, here are some places to go pumpkin picking near Whitby.
Willowtree Farm – Port Perry
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Willowtree Farm will give you all the charm you would expect from a family-owned farm. Here you can do more than just pick pumpkins, you can also reap the bounty of their sustainable farming! Grab their fresh produce or artisanal goods from the shop while you’re there.
Knox’s Pumpkin Farm – Hampton
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Knox’s Pumpkin Farm is the perfect place to spend a fall weekend. With wagons taking you to pumpkin patch, you’ll be able to find the jack-o-lantern of your dreams. Look forward to their corn maze, face painting, farm animals, and straw jumping for just $7.
Pingle’s Farm Market – Hampton
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Locals will be quick to tell you that Pingle’s Farm Market is the best. Known for its 8 acre corn maze, there’s plenty more fall fun to take part in. Fall weekends offer fun with farm animals, giant slides, straw jumps, pedal carts, trike tracks, and mini golf. Did we mention there’s a pumpkin chuckin’ cannon show too?
Linton’s Vegetable Farm – Oshawa
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Not only will you walk away with great produce from Linton’s Vegetable Farm, but you’ll have had a wonderful fall excursion as well! Stop by for wagon rides, petting zoo fun, a giant corn maze, and a cannon that will fire pumpkins on the weekend.
Stroud Farms – Hampton
Want to check two things off your fall to-do list? Get all the ingredients you need for your Thanksgiving feast, as well as the perfect pumpkin for carving at Stroud Farms. Not far from Whitby, it’s definitely worth the drive.
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