Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider!

 
By Ashley Comar
Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 @ 12:37 PM
 

What reminds you of fall? For me it's pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, the sound of leaves crunching under my feet, freshly baked apple pie and finding the most perfect pumpkin to display outside my door.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider at Farm Swan's at Trail in SnohomishTo find that perfect pumpkin I set out on a mission with two friends to the Farm Swan's at Trail in Snohomish. It is about a 45-minute drive heading north from Seattle situated in the farming valley of Snohomish County. A beautiful sunny fall day made the trip even better. Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider at Farm Swan's at Trail in Snohomish

After arriving we immediately began our search for the best pumpkins. There were two large fields and plenty of wheelbarrows available to load up with our autumn harvest. After finding and purchasing our loot we dropped the pumpkins off at the car and headed out a tractor pulled covered wagon to be dropped off in Spokane.

I kid, I kid, not the real Spokane but the Spokane marked by a post on the eastern side of a giant true to scale corn maze in the shape of Washington State.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider at Farm Swan's at Trail in SnohomishOnce we made it out of the maze without any Children of the Corn incidents we meandered over to the apple orchard where we picked Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples to make a pie. After posing for a quick photo in the sunflower garden we walked back to the barn area to grab a bite to eat. Yummy corndogs, pork-pulled sandwiches, fries, roasted corn on the cob and cider apple donuts and hot apple cider awaited us.Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider at Farm Swan's at Trail in Snohomish

There were lots of families with young kids running around and the parents chasing trying to get the perfect photo to send out as a holiday card. Fun activities for the kids: duck races, pig show, petting farm, hay maze and a play area with a cool bouncy thing that even I wanted to try.

The prices were very reasonable. the cost of the pumpkins varied depending on size starting at $1 going up to $20 for a gigantor pumpkin. The apples were sold by the pound and I spent about $8 for enough to make a pie and some to eat. The corn maze was $6 and the food ranged from a few bucks to around $8.

Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Hot Apple Cider at Farm Swan's at Trail in SnohomishAll in all it was a great fall day and that apple pie turned out delicious!

More pumpkin patches and farms:

Carpinito Brothers Farm - U-pick pumpkin patch & corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, pre-picked produce, tractor-pulled hay rides.

Serena Farms - Enjoy corn stalks, corn maze, Hay maze, pumpkin patch, and wagon rides.
 
R & R Farms - Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, honey from hives on the farm.
 
Remlinger Farms - Pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin patch, animal barnyard, pony rides, steam train, hay jump, climbing wall, entertainment, kiddie rides.
 
Dr. Maze's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm - Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm animals.

 

 

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