Tougas Family Farm: U-Pick apple orchard

U Pick apple orchards Massachusetts: An autumn tradition for many families, Tougas Family Farm in Northboro, Massachusetts offers some of the best apple and peach picking in the Northeast, as well as family harvest activities¬†and harvest baked goods for purchase, such as apple cider doughnuts, freshly baked pies, and cookies.   Plan your visit to coincide with the harvest you'd like … [Read more...]

Little People, Big World’s Roloff Farms

If you're a fan of the TLC program "Little People, Big World", you'll want to make a stop off I-5 this fall season to tour Matt Roloff's very own family travel destination, The Roloff Farms, which he opened to the public earlier this month (to remain open throughout this pumpkin season). The Roloff Farm consists of a 34-acre farm near Portland, Oregon, and harbors a pirate ship, a three-story … [Read more...]

County Line Orchard

The following pit stop is submitted by reader Erica Smith. Hobart Indiana's County Line Orchard is located right on the Lake and Porter county line, and offers all kinds of outdoor activities in the autumn season. Kids can pick apples, press cider, and visit the Kids' Farm, featuring a mini-maze, play areas, bee yurts, animals, and more. A full-sized corn maze and country store will keep older … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Fernbank’s Pirate Weekend

767 Clifton Road, NE Atlanta, GA By this time of year, you have all your little ghosts and goblins ready to hit the streets in pursuit of candy (which reminds me I need to buy new bed sets after creating costumes out of our old ones!), but Pit Stops for Kids' quest for spooky pit stops continues! We love family-oriented museums like Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, GA, and are … [Read more...]

Spooky Pit Stops: Harmon’s Tree Farm

3152 Augusta Highway (US Highway 1) Gilbert, South Carolina Looking for a family-oriented fall festival in a beautiful setting? Want to add a haunted house, corn maze, and spooky hay ride to liven things up? Harmon's Tree Farm, located half an hour outside of Columbia, SC has it all! Their 'Boo House' is tame enough that most young kids can have fun touring the spooky exhibits (the haunts will … [Read more...]

Riverbanks’ ‘Boo at the Zoo’

500 Wildlife Parkway Columbia, SC Ready for a scare? (Or more likely, lots of laughs?) If you're in the Columbia area of South Carolina, you won't want to miss Riverbanks Zoo and Garden's Boo at the Zoo. Always a great pitstop for families, Riverbanks is throwing a party all next week! From the official website: The family-friendly Halloween event runs from 6 to 9pm each evening. Children … [Read more...]

Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm

40 W. Higgins Road South Barrington, IL In South Barrington, Illinois, you'll want to spend a fall Saturday or Sunday at Goebbert's Pumpkin Farm. Their fall festival, running from September 26th through October 31st, includes a haunted house and camel rides in addition to the standard pumpkin patch, corn maze, and petting zoo! And their farmer's market and cafe offer some of the best local … [Read more...]

Red Top Mountain State Park

50 Lodge Road SE Cartersville, GA Autumn is officially upon us here in the northern hemisphere, and I'm very excited to kick off a new series of pit stops centered around fall festivals and events with Red Top Mountain State Park's Fall at the Homestead! Located just one mile off I-75 on beautiful Lake Allatoona, there's no better time to visit Red Top Mountain State Park than this weekend … [Read more...]