Fall season brings thoughts of pumpkin everything. While you’re sipping your seasonally spiced latte and making plans for pumpkin bars for dessert, you need to also consider getting your hands on the real thing. While you could purchase a pumpkin from the local store, there’s something special about going to the pumpkin patch. There are plenty of pumpkin patch options not far from your apartment home at Point on Scott in Decatur, GA. Here are some worth considering.
Though the name makes you think of Christmas trees, and you will be able to buy these here in just a few short months, Yule Forest on Highway 155 offers a pumpkin patch experience every fall. Pick your pumpkin at the patch and enjoy a number of farm-themed fall activities, like a petting zoo, hayride, hay maze, and jumping pillow. If you’re looking for something with a little bit more thrill, stay after dark for Fear the Woods, one of the region’s best haunted attractions.
Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
It’s a bit of a drive at about an hour away, but Uncle Shucks Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Dawsonville provides another option not too far from Decatur. A highlight of a visit here is the chance to explore the corn maze, which takes a different theme every year. There’s also a corn cannon, a goat walk, and a jumping pillow for you to enjoy. Before you leave, take some time to find your perfect pumpkin!
Since 2012, Warbington Farms in Cumming, GA, has been providing fall fun to people in the greater Decatur area. This is also about an hour from Decatur but offers plenty to do. It has a slightly smaller, less complex corn maze than Uncle Shucks, which might be a better fit for first timers. Bonfires are regular happenings here, and there are hayrides and a fun park for people of all ages. And, of course, Warbington Farms offers plenty of pumpkins to pick from, but go early in the season for the best selection.
Mitcham Farm is slightly closer to Decatur at about 45 minutes away. This Oxford, GA farm has a pick-your-own pumpkin experience. Rather than shopping from pre-picked pumpkins, you can head into the patch to select one for yourself. Fresh donuts are a highlight of a visit to Mitcham Farm, and there’s a corn maze, hayrides and play area. Come for pumpkins and leave with a carload of fresh-grown produce and a side of donuts!
Even though your apartment may be in the city, you’ll find that it’s not too hard to enjoy country life when you live in Decatur. Fall is the best time to do so, so make plans now to head out to the country for your pumpkin patch experience!