My favourite season has always been fall.  Visiting a pumpkin patch is the best way to make the most of it. You can go for a walk, get lost in corn mazes and maybe come home with some beautiful pictures.

So put on that cozy scarf and enjoy the crisp fresh air at various pumpkin patches around in and around Waterloo Region.

Please be mindful that most of these places rely on our purchases so bring some cash and support them. Additionally, pets are usually not welcome to most of the farms.

Snyder’s Farm

936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright

This is one of my family favourites because there is just so much to do for every age. To visit all the attractions you need to pay a fee but they have free access to the pumpkin patch. The bakery also sells so many delicious treats, it will be hard to choose just one. It’s open every day of October and until Nov. 3.

They also open at night for Fear Farm if you are a lover of all things scary!

Shantz Family Farm

1544 Bleams Rd, RR#2 Petersburg

This farm has been in the family for six generations and offers a busy day well spent for the little ones. Every year, they create a one of a kind maze based on current events of the year and it will surprise you. They have some produce available for purchase as well as straw bales and corn stalks for the perfect fall decor of your home.

The farm is open every day until Nov. 1.

Herrle’s Country Farm Market

1243 Erbs Rd, St Agatha

This is the Region’s hidden gem — one of the best markets you’ll find. They started in 1964 selling sweet corn, and now they have a lot of variety if you like to purchase local and organic produce.

So stop by, enjoy the views, take some pictures and fill your kitchens with fresh and healthy products.

Open daily until Oct. 31.

Nauman’s Farm

3250 Hessen Strasse R.R. #1, St. Clements

I am still amazed when I think about all the family pumpkin farms in the Region and Nauman’s Farm is no exception. Nauman’s is fully devoted to pumpkins and corn, with various activities that kids will love. Tickets range from $3-9 and you can try their famous corn maze.

There’s also a slingshot where you can throw pumpkins as well as corn cannons!

Strom’s Farm

5089 Wellington Rd 32, Guelph

Like many others, this farm started with a family selling sweet corn and over the years has evolved into what it is today — an authentic theme park full of activities for the whole family. I wouldn’t have space here to list you all the great things they sell, so pay them a visit and restock your homes with fall-themed goodness.

Smelski Pumpkin Farm

1899 Line 34, Shakespeare, ON

I really wanted to include in this list a farm that wasn’t so well known to those who want something different and less mainstream. Here it is! Known for their huge pumpkins, this is the perfect place to go on an adventure in the countryside.