Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are great places to take the kiddos. With corn mazes, pick-your-own pumpkins, and apple cider donuts galore, it's no wonder that these spots are super-popular with the little ones! But you may be wondering...what about the grown-ups? Never fear -- Maryland has a few great answers for those of us who love to have fall fun but want to add some adult beverages into the mix. Here are three places to check out!
Did you know that in other parts of the world, there's no such thing as non-alcoholic cider? Here in the states, we love a good apple drink that's safe for kids to consume, but we can't hide our love for a hard cider, either. If you want that true autumn apple experience, head to Distillery Lane Ciderworks in Frederick County, or buy their wares at the Bethesda Farmer's Market. They have a wide variety of hard ciders for sale, so you can choose exactly what you're in the mood for, and stock up for the rest of the fall!
We love local businesses who encourage customers to visit one another! This is definitely the case with Brookfield Pumpkins and Links Bridge Vineyards in Thurmont. They're less than a mile apart, so you can spend a Saturday picking pumpkins and trying out the corn maze, then relax in the afternoon sampling some delicious vinos. What a perfect fall day!
Remember going on hayrides as a little kid? Well, now you can enjoy the same festive fall feeling, only now with wine! Crow Vineyard and Winery in Kennedyville is offering the chance to combine these fun faves on October 21. Tickets are $15, and you can check out the gorgeous farm while you're there.