With the vibrant red and yellow leaves, pick-your-own produce orchards, and activity-filled farms — fall in Pennsylvania is a special time of year and you don’t need to go too far to enjoy all of its seasonal festivities! Let’s go local to rebuild Berks with the popular fall activities below and make wonderful family memories.
Hike Antietam Lake Park
Enjoy a serene fall day at Antietam Lake Park with the breathtaking array of colored foliage as your setting. Antietam Lake is surrounded by 643 acres of park land and 12 miles of interconnecting trails for those who are looking for a day full of hiking or biking.
For those looking for a day to relax and recharge, the setting also makes the perfect spot to take your family for an afternoon picnic or set up a camera and capture frame-worthy shots of nature’s fall beauty.
Visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for a Day of Fun
There’s never a dull fall day at the Cherry Crest Adventure Farm! Bring the whole family for a day of fun with 50+ farm fun activities, including the Amazing Maize Maze, the Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Pedal Carts, a petting zoo, the Giant Slinger, the Hay Chute Slide and Strawbale Racer, the Barnyard Jump, and much more!
Have fun getting lost in their corn maze, which was voted one of America’s Top 10 Corn Mazes by USA Today Readers’ Choice. Plus, every year features a new design! Test your skills at finding your way out. This season is extra special at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm because it is their 25th anniversary! Help them celebrate by partaking in their fun fall activities.
Get Lost at Mast Farms
No two corn mazes are the same! Get lost in Mast Farms’ 12 acres of corn mazes — making them one of the largest in Eastern PA. Compete with friends and family to see who can escape the maze the fastest or work as a team. If you’re really looking for a challenge, visit Mast Farms after 6 p.m. and navigate the maze with a flashlight.
Mast Farms is a great place to visit for all ages and they even offer a smaller straw maze for the youngest members of your family to explore.
Shop at Leesport Farmers Market
Supporting our neighbors by shopping their products at the local Leesport Farmers Market, not only benefits them and our community, but it also ensures that we are getting the freshest ingredients from farm to table.
The Leesport Farmers Market is held year round, rain or shine, every Wednesday from 8am to 7pm and has new offerings available every week. Whether you’re planning on baking an apple pie, carving pumpkins with your children, or gifting flowers to a friend, visit the Leesport Farmers Market first to see if they have what you’re looking for!
Let’s Go Local
There is so much to offer in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region year-round and fall is no exception. Stay local this season and find many ways to support the businesses in your own backyard while safely partaking in your favorite fall activities with the family.
Read about the ways the businesses in our area are promoting safety here.