Pumpkin Patches

Jazzalyn Palma, Environmental Reporter

A fun fall activity that many people and families participate in is pumpkin picking. Pumpkin patches have become one of the most popular activities for families to participate in.

At local pumpkin patches, you can not only pick pumpkins out, but you can also go through corn mazes and get festive fall food such as caramel apples and apple cider.

One farm that has a large pumpkin patch is Mapleside farms. At Mapleside they offer a large pumpkin patch, a corn maze called The Big Corn Maze and small train and hayrides. They have things like, “the largest slide in America” which is around 311 feet long. They have themed weekends that are fun to follow and they offer live music and concerts some days. Mapleside offers foods like hot apple cider, caramel apples and pumpkin foods.

Mapleside is located in Brunswick, OH. Their current Covid guidelines are to social distance, wash hands frequently and wear a mask when social distancing is not possible. They are limiting the number of people in buildings and sanitize high contact areas as well.

Pumpkin picking is a fun family activity and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.