The past year and a half has turned teens away from participating in fall activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year patches, orchards and farms are opening expecting their full capacity back.
“I like going to the pumpkin patch because there are a lot of things to do, and I like taking it home to carve it,” says sophomore Annie Baker.
There are some local pumpkin patches to pick at such as Ramseyer, Richardson Farms, Brasee’s and Whistle Hollow farms.
“Ramsyer is a favorite, and there is food, a corn maze, and fun tube slides,” says Ashley Slife.
Many people would recommend this pumpkin patch because they have festivals there as well as their sunflower festival. They also have a local shop inside their main barn that sells different honeys, jams, butters and ciders.
“Ramsyer is a good time, and there are corn pits and tires and slides,” says Baker.
Along with the idea of some Fall family activities, there are also some haunted houses this season that you do not want to miss.
Junior Ashley Slife mentioned that “Mansfield prison’s house in Mansfield is great because you can sign a form for a ‘touch pass’.”
Slife is not the only one who enjoys going to haunted houses in the fall. Baker mentions a more local house closer to the Cloverleaf district.
“The Slaughterhouse in Chippewa, and I would recommend it because it increases in size each year, and is always scary with the realistic props,” says Baker.