‘Tis the season for apple orchards, pumpkin picking, and corn mazes, so we’ve gathered up the information you want to know on some of the area’s best fall family outings. (This post was updated in 2018; please check the links to the original sources for the most up-to-date information, and watch for it to be update here in 2019!)
Belliveau Orchard in Memramcook is open daily with lots to enjoy for the whole family. The Orchard’s apple u-pick has several delicious varieties to choose from, as well as a cafe, a winery and a growler refill station with cider and local craft beers. A lovely chance to make family memories, pick up some healthy snacks, and even grab a drink for home. Get all your answers about times, costs, and more by calling 758-0295 or checking online.
Also located in Memramcook is Les Petits Fruits de Pré-d’en-Haut, a lovely farm overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch or pick one up from the farm stand. There is a picnic area, as well as a play area for children. The pumpkin u-pick is open weekends until Thanksgiving Day, while the orchard’s blueberry u-pick is open daily; call 758-0987 to ensure openings, based on weather.
There are lots of options for family fun at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury. There is a mini corn maze perfect for toddlers, as well as a larger maze; each are open daily from 10am until 5pm. The main corn maze takes about an hour-and-a-half to complete, while the mini maze is full of activities for young kids and takes less than 30 minutes to walk through. Kids under three are free; youth are $8, adults $10 for the main maze, or $5 per person for the mini maze. On most Friday and Saturday nights, from 7pm until 9pm, you can explore the maze by flashlight; and on October 19, 20, 26 & 27 2018 there will be a haunted maze ($15/person). The market also has a pumpkin blaster and Zombie Wars for the older crowd.
Uris Williams & Sons Apple Orchard is a family farm and apple orchard in Saint Antoine (875 Murray Road), which also grows pumpkins. You can pick your own or pick one up from the stand, daily from 9am to 5pm. Call 525-2376 for details.
Want to mix things up a bit? Head to Le Verger Goguen in Cocagne, where you can visit their trout u-fish (they’ll supply the rods), as well as pick your own apples. They’re planning a pumpkin u-pick for 2018!
If you’re in the Sussex area, Hat Creek Farms (71 Mount Hebron Crossing Road) has a pumpkin patch u-pick; watch for updates on opening times online. The farm has a lovely display, perfect for some family photos. They’ve also offered a corn maze for little ones and wagon rides; these cost $2/each, pumpkins are $4/each. Please note: there are no washrooms available.
For something a little different, check out the Sunflower Maze at Trueman’s in Sackville. You can also enjoy a corn maze, sunflower u-pick, berry u-picks in season, and amazing homemade ice cream! We enjoyed amazing pumpkin spice ice cream, chocolate raspberry, and maple blueberry when we visited.
Roadtrippers might also enjoy a journey to Florenceville-Bristol for the Hunter Brothers‘ corn maze and fall festival, open until October 31st. You can visit the maze and petting farm only Monday through Friday (10am to 8pm); on the weekends, there are also hayrides, corn cannons, and the field of fun (open 10am to 6pm). There’s a jumping pillow, pedal kart track, giant slides, corn cabin, petting farm, spooky maze, straw castle, and many more fun activities. You can bring a picnic or buy snacks on site.
Thanks to the talented Matt & Chera Yorke for the photos (and cover photo by Kristi Colleen). If you want to build your own Pumpkin Pallet Stand, check out our DIY tutorial! And for more fun ideas, be sure to read our Fall Family Bucket List!