As much as we all love summer, it’s safe to assume you’ve also been counting down the weeks, days, and even hours until the first day of fall. Make the most of Autumn and enjoy all that comes with it—the crisp air, cozy atmosphere, apple cider and pumpkin spice!
We’ve rounded up the absolute best seasonal to-do’s during your visit to the Susquehanna Riverlands this autumn. Between hayrides, corn mazes, farmers markets, apple picking and pumpkin patches you and your family have plenty of ways to stay busy in the weeks ahead. No matter how many fall outings or recipes you manage to get through, prepare to have an absolute ball in the Susquehanna Riverlands this fall.
Let’s not forget about all the fun fall recipes! Enjoy the taste of fall, Susquehanna style! As soon as September starts, it’s time to fire up the oven and make way for the best seasonal creations, from apple dumplings to pumpkin bread.
Shop like a local. Find produce for fall recipes at local orchards, farmers markets and roadside stands. Not only are they a great alternative to the grocery store but fall fruit picking and visiting a pumpkin patch can be loads of fun for the whole family! You can also find fall flowers and sample homemade local fare along the way.
Funk’s Riverview Greenhouse
Funk’s Riverview Greenhouse is locally owned, and family operated. Their five greenhouses are full of the color & beauty of annuals, perennials, herbs, & over 6,000 geraniums. They carry wide varieties of hanging baskets, tomato plants, many other vegetables, fruit trees, and shrubbery. If you’re looking for fall flowers to decorate your home or pumpkins to carve, this is a great local place to find them!
2277 River Road, Washington Boro, PA 17582
Country View Farm Market & Greenhouse
Country View Farm Market and Greenhouse is your one-stop shopping source for greenhouse selections and seasonal roadside farm markets varieties. From vibrant fall flowers, to their wide selection of hearty fall vegetables like squash and pumpkins, you will find everything you need to add beauty and bounty to your home’s gardens, patio, and deck. Make Country View your routine stop for fresh & delicious farm-to-table fall produce.
1595 Maytown Road, Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Delta-Peach Bottom Township Farmers Market
The local vendors at the Farmer’s Market sell crafts and home-made items. Many Amish families use the Farmer’s Market to sell their products. The market offers local fruits, vegetables, dairy products, baked goods, jewelry, plants, and many other seasonal items. You can look forward to finding apple butter, shoe-fly pie and other regional fall inspired treats!
5 Pendyrus Street, Delta, PA 17314
Dietz Produce is a family-run business that has supplied the local community with fresh fruits and vegetables for over 30 years. Dietz Produce has a seasonal stand at their farm and a year-round stand at the Central Market House in York. Visit them this fall at the Central Market House for a grand selection of seasonal produce and flowers.
5974 Lincoln Highway, York, PA 17406
Lehman’s Roadside Market
Lehman’s Roadside Market located just outside of Wrightsville, has been offering farm-fresh produce and dairy products from its family farm since 1983. Your one stop shop for various types and sizes of pumpkins, squash and flint corn!
529 Cool Springs Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368
River Road Produce & Garden Center
River Road Produce & Garden Center has been in the business of fresh fruit and vegetables for more than 20 years, and pride themselves on providing shoppers with outstanding produce at reasonable prices with a satisfaction guarantee. They grow their own bedding flowers and perennials for you to purchase and enjoy. Look for fall pansies, violas and mums this fall!
Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10:00 – 2:00.
1835 River Road Route 441, Marietta, PA 17547
Situated in the rolling hills of the southeast corner of York County, Susquehanna Orchards has been producing high quality peaches and apples since the early 1920s. It is family owned and operated orchard with about 300 acres planted with peach and apple trees, open fields, and wooded hills. Get your apples for your family’s favorite homemade seasonal treats, like apple crisp, pie and dumplings!
560 Orchard Road, Delta, PA 17314
The Tomato Barn located in Washington Boro, raises a variety of home grown produce including tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, etc. But their primary and most well-known product is the “Jet Star” tomato, which isn’t like the tomatoes you will find in the grocery store. It is soft when red ripe, juicy, and very sweet.
65 Penn Street, Washington Boro, PA 17582
Looking for a fall-themed activity to get you outside? Celebrate fall with a traditional hayride, corn maze, farming activities and more! Fall in Lancaster and York Counties is also harvest time, some local hayrides may even feature a stop at a pumpkin patch where passengers can pick a pumpkin or be dropped off to pick apples. Visit a fall fun park for even more Autumn inspired activities for everyone.
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard & Farm Market
Flinchbaugh’s Orchard is a fourth-generation family run farm located on the eastern side of York, PA and offers a fresh stock of their own fruits and vegetables, baked items, and a wide variety of specialty foods, gifts, and plants. They also provide various educational farm tours, festivals, hayrides, corn maze and pick-your-own opportunities.
110 Ducktown Road, Hellam, PA 17406
Corn Cob Acres
Corn Cob Acres is becoming a seasonal tradition for families from across Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Geared towards kids from 2 -12 years old, there are over 50 activities, adventures, and games. Corn Cob Acres offers an entire day filled with fall family fun!
191 College Ave, Mountville, PA 17554
Maize Quest is the premiere Fall family fun farm with the original corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, and a fun park of over 30 attractions. The Maple Lawn Farms family’s fruit farm features apples, peaches, blueberries, cherries and more in season. The farm market is open June to November.
2885 New Park Road Suite MQ, New Park, PA 17352
Cherry Hill Orchards
Families from all over have come to Cherry Hill Orchards to view the beautiful countryside and pick their own fresh, tree ripened fruit. They also offer tree ripened fruits already picked for you. Visit the bakery section with lots of homemade baked goods, delicious jams, jellies, honey and maple syrup. You will find a wide variety of fruit baskets, lawn ornaments, seeds, and gardening items in the store, while the greenhouse offers a large selection of plants & flowers. During the Holiday season, they also sell fresh cut, locally grown trees, garland and wreaths.
400 Long Ln, Lancaster, PA 17603