Autumn days are ablaze with the colors of the season. With cold weather right around the corner, it’s best to soak in as much outdoor time during the weeks leading up to the holiday season as you can. So, spend cool fall days down on the farm (or in the orchard), and crisp nights with the sweet sensations in Hershey.

Strites Orchard has been farming in Harrisburg for more than 100 years. The small family owned farm has grown into one encompassing more than 300 acres, a farm market and bakery, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Strites grows a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs throughout growing season. 

During the fall harvest months, Strites really comes alive. Every day, the orchard offers family fun activities. Do a few stretches and get ready to pick your own apples, grapes, and pumpkins. There’s also a corn maze. When all the activity leaves you parched, Strites presses their very own apple cider several times a week. Talk about fresh!

And speaking of corn mazes, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm in Ronks boasts 15 acres of fall farm fun. The farm is known for having America’s longest running corn maze – Amazing Maize Maze®. You’ll also find wagon rides, barnyard animals, and a straw bale slide for more family fun.

Autumn nights bring a new set of delights that start with the sweet smell of cool, crisp fall air. The best place to spend your nights during October are at Hersheypark in the Dark®. Scream with fright and delight while you ride a roller ghoster, then trick-or-treat with your favorite Hershey Characters. If you’ve ever wondered what the animals at ZooAmerica® do at night, then bring a flashlight! Creatures of the Night® offers flashlight tours to peep on nightly habits. 

When you visit the Hershey Harrisburg Region during the fall, you’re sure to leave with happy harvest memories. Plan your weekend getaway before the seasonal fun ends.