‘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 best places in New Brunswick for fall family outings.
(This post was updated in mid-September 2019; please check the links to the original sources for the most up-to-date information! And please remember, many of these operations are cash only – be prepared!)
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 or check their Facebook page to ensure openings, based on weather.
There are lots of options for family fun at the Green Pig Market in Salisbury. There are mini corn mazes 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 for the mazes, too, which makes this an awesome outing with the little ones! On most Friday and Saturday nights you can explore the maze by flashlight; and on certain weekends in October there will be a haunted maze ($15/person). The market also has a very popular pumpkin blaster and in 2019 has added a bounce pad and wagon rides on the weekends. Plus all the awesome goodies to buy at the market. This is a Pickle Planet family favourite, for sure! Follow along on their Facebook page for updates, and be sure to tell them you read about it here!
Boyle Family Farm is just a few minutes north of Moncton and now features a family-friendly corn maze and petting zoo!
Le Verger Goguen near Cocagne offers apples, pears, and pumpkins to pick!
La Fleur du Pommier, also near Cocagne, is another great apple orchard; they also have berry u-picks, too.
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. Call 525-2376 or visit their Facebook page for details.
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. A great family outing, for sure.
If you’re in the Sussex area, Hat Creek Farms (71 Mount Hebron Crossing Road) has a pumpkin patch u-pick, a corn maze (with select haunted nights) and wagon rides. They also create a lovely backdrop each year for you to grab those perfect photo memories!
The Everett Family Orchard has been a tradition for eight generations, established in the late 1700s. You can visit this apple u-pick in Island View, just west of Fredericton. This is a lovely six-acre property with beautiful views and horses your family can visit. Updated times and details can be found on their Facebook page.
River View Orchard in Keswick also has a long tradition of being a great place for picking apples, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and more! You can also enjoy their corn maze and great atmosphere.
Bilssville (between Fredericton and Saint John) is home to the Valley Corn Maze, open to the public on the weekend with pumpkin u-picks, flashlight and haunted maze nights, and sometimes even movies in the corn maze!
In Miramichi, Fletcher’s Farm offers a five-acre corn maze, a hay bale maze, wagon rides, pedal carts, animals, scavenger hunts and more! Check their Facebook page for hours and all kinds of fun events.
A fall tradition for many New Brunswick families is a trip to Florenceville-Bristol for the Hunter Brothers‘ corn maze and fall festival. Visit the maze and petting farm, enjoy hayrides, corn cannons, a jumping pillow, pedal kart track, giant slides, corn cabin, petting farm, spooky maze, straw castle, and many more fun activities; options and cost varies depending on the day and time.
Up for a road trip? Check out Truro’s RiverBreeze Farm, one of the Maritimes’ most popular corn mazes and pumpkin u-picks. Admission includes access to the corn maze, a giant jumping pillow, cow train rides (our toddler loved this!), laser tag, petting zoo, duck and pig races, pony rides, and more. Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch or enjoy a haunted walk; check their site for all the details. It’s a busy spot, so plan accordingly. RiverBreeze Farm is open Saturdays and Sundays (and Thanksgiving Monday) and is a perfect stop if you’re traveling toward Cape Breton or Halifax this fall!
This is our first year trying to cultivate a list for the whole province; if there’s a great pumpkin patch or corn maze in New Brunswick that we’ve missed, be sure to let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to this list that thousands and thousands of fall-loving families like you are reading! For more apple orchards, check out this great post from the provincial tourism department.
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!