Family Friendly Fall Activities

1. Fall Farm Activities


The harvest season brings plenty of opportunities for family fun. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes make for the perfect fall day.

Where to go: Hull-O Farm
Truly family-owned, seven generations and hundreds of years after they originally settled in 1786, the Hulls still run Hull-O Farm. Get lost in the winding corn maze, go on a lovely fall hayride or hang with friendly farm animals.

Insider Tip: Take some local meat back to the campsite from Hull-O Farm for grilling.

Where to stay: The Farm (24 minutes away)

Where to go: Cunningham Family Farm
Complete with a corn maze, hayride, pumpkin patch, obstacle course, farmer’s golf, and even gem mining, Cunningham Family Farms is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends and family.

Where to stay: Pond View (10 minutes away)

2. Hot Air Balloon Ride


Where to go: Catskill Mountain Balloon
Have you ever had a bird’s eye view of the fall season? Nothing is as breathtaking as seeing the changing of the leaves from the sky. A hot air balloon ride in fall is perfect for those leaf peepers looking for a better way to view the changing season.

Where to stay: Kortright Creek Kamp (39 minutes away), Covered Bridge Stables (36 minutes away)

3. Haunted Hayrides


Where to go: Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted House
Curl up with the kids and get ready for some ghoulish fun! A haunted hayride is a fun and spooky fall pastime that’ll have you and the little ones screaming for more. The Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted House includes a collection of 10 attractions that change every Halloween season, like a theatrical one-mile hayride, corn maze, the Glutton's Diner & Slaughter House and the Great Rooms Escape.

Where to stay: Aqua Esfera (35 minutes away)

Where to go: The Barn of Terror
The Barn of Terror lives up to its name with 8 rooms of bloodcurdling barn frights, a horrifying silo, mind-bending corn maze and equally terrifying mineshaft.

Where to stay: Stonecutter’s Ledge (14 minutes away)

Where to go: Pure Terror Scream Park
Revamped each year, Pure Terror Scream Park features six “sets” with terrifying live actors. This year, you can see clowns, the underworld, witches and more.

Where to stay: Pioneer Farm (24 minutes away)

4. Apple Picking

It’s the season for a delicious treat. This time of year delicious, juicy apples are begging to be picked. Load up and head to an apple farm to harvest some great memories.

Where to go: Westwind Orchard, Stone Ridge Orchard

Where to stay: Dogwood Tree Camp (8 minutes away from Westwind, 12 minutes away from Stone Ridge)