Wisconsin Day Trips October 18, 2017
11 Picture Perfect Fall Day Trips To Take In Wisconsin
With unseasonably warm weather lingering in the state, getting out to enjoy the benefits of fall is even more appealing. Sure, we’re all longing a bit for sweater weather. But there’s something really nice about not having to layer up in order to pick a pumpkin. The leaves are changing, the apples and pumpkins are ready for picking and there’s plenty to do this fall that celebrates this wonderful state. Here are 11 things you can head out to do where you should definitely bring your camera:
1. Head to The Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest in Racine.
There's something delightfully weird and entertaining about seeing who can catapult a pumpkin the furthest. In addition to that competition, there will be a carnival, entertainment stages, hay rides and more. Takes place Saturday, October 23 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Racine County Fairgrounds, 19805 Durand Ave. Free Admission and Parking!
2. Hike Jack Lake.
This spot up in Langlade County has plenty to offer this fall. Check out more about it
3. Ride the Dells Pumpkin Train.
These folks have a 15-gauge light railway that runs every Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 am - 4 pm every hours on the hour. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Every child under the age of 12 goes home with a free pumpkin.
Located at N115 County Rd N, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965.
4. Go Apple Picking at Erickson Orchard.
These folks have fresh fruit year-round and know what they're doing. Pick your own or choose from already picked apples. Apple cider to go and apple cider doughnuts are must-grabs. Located at 86600 Betzold Rd, Bayfield, WI 54814.
5. Wander the Schuster's Farm Corn Maze.
This 20-acre maze is open until 10 pm on weekends and they also have a haunted forest for the older kids. In addition to the maze, there is a pumpkin patch, animals, gemstone mining, pig races, a candy cannon and more. Open from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 6 pm on weekends through Oct. 31. The forest has special hours and some activities are only set up on the weekends. During the week, the maze is $6, but $10 on the weekends. The forest is $18-20 and the flashlight maze is $6. Located at 1326 US-12, Deerfield, WI 53531.
6. Stock up on fall goodies at Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago.
Their apple pie is legendary and they bring out even more fall fruit and vegetable flavored goodies for the season. A great spot to fulfill your sweet tooth. Located at 1545 Main St, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
7. Hike the state parks.
Our stellar state park system provides the perfect places for fall leaf peeping. From Peninsula in Door County over to Wyalusing overlooking the Mississippi River and everywhere in between there are public lands to explore and enjoy this fall. Learn more about fall leaf viewing in each park
8. Sample the hard cider at Maiden Rock.
Lots of fall activities focus on the kids, but if you're looking for some grown up cider, Maiden Rock has you covered. This award-winning apple orchard produces some of the most interesting cider in the state. Located at W12266 King Ln, Stockholm, WI 54769.
9. Get up in the trees with a Lake Geneva Canopy Tour.
You'll appreciate the fall colors even more when you're able to get up and walk among them like you've never been able to do before. Learn more about this awesome opportunity
10. Pick yourself a pumpkin at Polly's Pumpkin Patch.
Aside from the seeming miles and miles of pumpkins, these folks have a corn maze, a family activity center and everything you could want to make a perfect family fall day. Located at N4367 WI-57, Chilton, WI 53014.
11. Take our Dreamy Fall Foliage Road Trip.
The western part of the state provides a gorgeous backdrop for this amazing fall foliage road trip. Get all the details
What other Wisconsin spots do you love to visit in fall? Let us know in the comments.
Looking to enjoy fall but not looking to stress yourself at all? Check out
The 12 Best Backroads In Wisconsin For A Long Scenic Drive.
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