How do you picture a crisp autumn afternoon? We envision colorful leaves crunching underfoot, the scent of cider and hay bales, and an endless supply of farm activities.
The picture-perfect fall experience is a trip with your family to a local farm for pumpkin picking. And there are great pumpkin patches right outside the door of your Sturbridge home! Gather a trunkful of gourds ripe for carving at one of these Maryland pumpkin patches.
Queen Anne Farm in Mitchellville, MD
Just a 30-minute drive from our Highland Woods community is Queen Anne Farm. This family-owned farm starts your adventure with a ride in a tractor-pulled hay wagon. Once you get to the rows and rows of pumpkins, you can pick your own in any size or color. They even offer pre-gutted pumpkins if you don’t want to deal with the mess!
Take your young ones to visit the farm animals and be sure to pick up a tasty apple cider donut from the onsite country store. For more details about their hours and fall activities, visit the Queen Anne Farm website.
Y Worry Farms in Davidsonville, MD
It just a quick jaunt to Y Worry Farms from both our North Shore Landing and Highmeadow Hills communities. This farm is the longest-running venue for fall-themed activities in the area. Get lost in a corn maze, snuggle up to farm animals and sample fall-flavored foods straight from the farm! And, of course, pick a pumpkin from their huge selection! Check out everything they offer on the Y Worry Farms Facebook page.
MD Corn Maze in Gambrills, MD
MD Corn Maze is one of the best in the country—and it’s just a quick trip from Annapolis! This family-friendly destination is ideal for all ages. Your youngest kiddos will love the Maryland Express Train, giant straw pyramid, and bouncy animals. While your older kids will enjoy Halloween trivia, the 8-acre corn maze, rodeo roping, and the petting zoo. And everyone will satisfy their craving for mouthwatering farm fare! There’s a huge selection of food. This pumpkin patch requires you to buy tickets in advance on the weekends, so be sure to visit the MD Corn Maze website before you go.
Bowles Farm in Clements, MD
If you live in our Ranieri Run community, Bowles Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm is the place to go! Visit on the weekend for a corn maze adventure, barnyard animals, wagon rides and pumpkin picking. Keep your energy up with tasty meals at the concession stands or drop by the Cupcake Shop for sweet seasonal goody and hot beverage. The hours can change because of rain, so check the Bowles Farm website for updates.
Do you wish you lived in a quaint community near beautiful farmland and family activities like these? Sturbridge Homes has move-in ready homes waiting for you. Find your forever home this fall!