SOUTHWICK – For many families, Columbus Day weekend is a time to celebrate Fall together.
Sipping apple cider, planting mums, and, of course, a trip to the pumpkin patch typically mean it’s Fall in New England.
In Southwick, there is no shortage of options for all things Autumn and a number of farms offer Fall fun for the entire family.
Anson Flower Farm & Nursery, 591 College Highway
Anson’s doesn’t have a pumpkin patch, but it has a selection of Fall grasses and flowers as well as the painted scarecrows they made famous at The Big E.
Anson’s is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Blossoming Acres, 249 College Highway
In addition to pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and other fall décor, Blossoming Acres has a wide selection of homemade treats, including baked goods in the Fall flavors New Englanders love – pumpkin, apple and maple.
Blossoming Acres is known for its homemade pies in a variety of flavors and is open daily 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Calabrese Farm, 257 Feeding Hills Road
Known for its selection of homegrown vegetables, Calabrese also offers fall favorites, from pumpkins and cornstalks to yard decorations and more.
Calabrese is open daily 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Coward Farms, 150 College Highway
Coward Farms has your fall décor needs covered, from pumpkins to flowers. It also has a kiddie “Halloween Express” train ride on weekends and a gift barn filled with treasures. There is a “Little Rascal Pumpkin Patch” for the smallest shoppers, as well as a free corn maze.
Coward Farms is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meadow View Farm, 120 College Highway
Meadow View is known for its flowers in late spring, but several years ago it opened in fall and has become a destination for families.
In addition to its large variety of pumpkins, Meadow View offers a two-mile corn maze with interactive games, kiddie maze, playscapes, hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, Woodland Walk and more.
Up on the hill, a farmhouse souvenir shop offers snacks and beverages for sale. The Corn Maze is open Wednesday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last entrance to the maze at 5 p.m. Last hayride at 5:30 p.m. The Mum Stand is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cash or checks only.
Pumpkin Valley Farm, 384 College Highway
With a name like Pumpkin Valley to live up to, this farm is known for its huge variety of pick-your-own pumpkins and offers free hayrides on weekends and holidays.
Pumpkin Valley is open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Ray’s Family Farm, 723 College Highway
Ray’s is a farm stand with local produce and a large variety of pumpkins, gourds, mums, cornstalks and more. A giant pumpkin with a cut-out for faces is a great fall photo stop.
Ray’s is open daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.