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Pumpkin patch guide: 12 places near Philly to pick your own, take hayrides, explore mazes and shop fall markets

Autumn fun with social distancing built in.

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With acres of land and fresh outdoor air, pumpkin picking is still a go despite the pandemic. There’s lots of options in the townships surrounding Philadelphia, and many farm fall festivals also feature markets, apple orchards, mazes and hayrides.

Each farm offers something a little different. Here’s a rundown of 12 options that are easy to get to from Philly.

Shady Brook Farm

931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley

Dates: Oct. 2 through Oct. 31
Hours: Closed Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 am. To 10 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission: Weekday: $12; Weekend: $18; free for children under 2
Reservations: Reserve ticketed time slots in advance online to guarantee admission

Froehlich’s Farm

3143 York Rd., Furlong

Dates: Oct. 2 to Oct. 31
Hours: Friday (pumpkin patch only) 3 to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 for access to the pumpkin patch, $20 for an activity pass; free for children under 2
Reservations: Friday pumpkin patch entry is free with $5 hayride or corn maze admission and an $8 combo ticket. Weekend pumpkin patch entry is $10, purchased at the farm. An activity pass for full festival access is $20 and online reservations are encouraged.

Snipes Farm

890 W. Bridge St., Morrisville

Dates: Every weekend in Oct. through Oct. 25.
Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $7, free for children under 2
Reservations: Not required

Linvilla Orchards

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

Dates: Sept. 25 to Oct. 30
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dates: Oct. 31 to Nov. 5
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dates: Nov. 6 to 7
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Dates: Nov. 8
Hours 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Admission is free, activity prices vary and are pay as you go
Reservations: Reserving advanced timed tickets for activities online is encouraged

Milky Way Farm

521 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs

Dates: Sept. 26 to Oct. 31
Hours: Weekday: 3 to 5 p.m.; Friday: 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Weekday: $3; Weekend: $5; free for children under 3
Reservations: Timed weekend tickets must be purchased online in advance

Highland Orchards

1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Rd., West Chester

Dates: Open year round
Hours, farm market and bakery: Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hours, pick your own apples: Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holiday Mondays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pumpkin patch: Open every Friday to Sunday in October.
Admission: Weekday apple picking: $30; Weekend apple picking: $34; Pumpkin patch admission: $2, free for children under 3
Reservations: Online prepay required for produce picking and market buys

Hellerick’s Family Farm

5500 N. Easton Rd., Doylestown

Dates: Sept. 14 to Nov. 3
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Weekday: $9.99; Weekend: $12.99
Reservations: Timed ticket reservations are required.

Indian Acres Tree Farm

111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, NJ

Dates: Sept. 28 to Oct. 30
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 12 to 4 p.m.; Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $4, free for children under 2
Reservations: Not required

Johnson’s Farm

133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ

Dates: Sept. 12 to Nov. 1
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Weekday: $5; weekend, $6
Reservations: Advanced reservations are required

Arasapha Farms

1835 Middletown Rd., Glen Mills

Dates: Weekends from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free hayride, pay for pumpkins at $0.87-per-pound Corn maze: $10
Reservations: Not required

Colonial Gardens

745 Schuylkill Rd., Phoenixville

Dates: Sept. 19 to Oct. 31
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Night hayride hours: Friday to Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $6 hayrides, $3 mazes, $11 nighttime hayrides for adults, $9 for children 11 and under
Reservations: Not required

Lytle’s Farm

170 Church Rd., Lincoln University

Dates: Sept. 19 to Nov. 1
Hours: MWF: 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Corn maze, $6
Reservations: Not required

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