There’s no better way to celebrate a crisp and beautiful fall day with the kids than to visit a farm and enjoy a hayride, pick some pumpkins and simply experience the great outdoors. You don’t have to head to the wilds of Sussex County or Upstate New York to find these autumn pleasures. Here’s a closer look at Bergen County farms that offer hayrides and pumpkin picking:
Bergen County farms that offer hayrides and pumpkin picking!
Abma’s Farm Market, Wyckoff
This popular Wyckoff farm features open hayrides and pony rides on Saturdays. Don’t miss a stroll through the pumpkin patch or the fresh apple cider. Look for the scarecrows and feed the farm animals too. Reservations for hayrides are suggested. Call 201-891-0278, extension 4 for more information.
Demarest Farms, Hillsdale
Reservations are required for weekday hayrides between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm, with a minimum of 10 people. No reservations are required on the weekends, when rides begin at 10:00 am and go until 4:30 pm. Call 201-666-0472 for more information.
Lupardi’s Nursery, Closter
Weekend fall fun at this Northern Valley nursery includes a tractor-pulled hayride, pumpkin picking, mini maze, feeding zoo, haunted greenhouse and more. Fall farm events continue on weekends from 10:00 am-5:00 pm through the first weekend of November. Call 201-768-0017 for more information.
Rohsler’s Nursery & Florist, Allendale
Old fashioned hayrides pass a working horse stable, nursery, duck pond and operating windmill, and finish with a visit with farm animals and games for the kids. Hayride includes a cup of apple cider and a sugar pumpkin! Call 201-327-3156 for more information.
Secor Farms, Mahwah
There are hayrides to the pumpkin field where children and adults alike can pick their own pumpkins. There are also two hay mazes for children of all ages and a petting zoo. Call 201-529-2595 for more information.
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