Photo Courtesy of Randy Pertiet
The fall is a great time to get out and spend more time in nature. If rain, heat, or bugs kept you indoors during the summer, the cooling temperatures and colors of autumn may be right up your alley.
However, you don’t have to go far to enjoy all of your favorite fall activities. Load up your travel trailers in MD for a quick overnight camping trip and roll out to one or more of these family friendly events in the area.
Catoctin Mountain Orchard
Picking your own ripe apples is a fun way to spend an afternoon. Even the youngest children will enjoy a visit to Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, MD. The farmer’s market is overflowing with seasonal produce, but their out-of-this-world apple cider donuts may be their biggest attraction. You can even stop by this local attraction for a few hours while your RV is being serviced at Beckley’s RV.
Grocery store pumpkins take half of the fun out of the Halloween tradition. Round up your kids and roll out to Brookfield Pumpkins for a real pumpkin patch experience. Their pick your own patch stays open until the day of Halloween itself, but there are many other attractions to keep you busy after you have picked out your Jack o’ Lanterns. Explore the corn maze for an afternoon or spend some time with the goats and cows in the petting zoo.
Tuckahoe State Park
Touring the more rural parts of the state gives you a chance to marvel at the beauty of nature as the leaves change to glowing tones of gold, red, and orange. Maryland’s peak leaf viewing season begins as October starts, so it’s the ideal time for heading to Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County. The park has plenty of beginner trails for a leisurely leaf hike. If your kids have too much energy, let them swing and climb on the Challenge Course to let it all out.
Finally, don’t forget to visit a few county or city fairs and festivals during the fall season. The Maryland Renaissance Festival runs through October 20th, while the Germantown Oktoberfest takes place on October 5th.