Old McDonald's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is easy to get to. Just take I-81 North to the exit for Route 51, turn left, and follow the signs. This scenic family farm dates all the way back to the mid 1700s.
Stephanie McDonald owns the farm with her husband. She says, "it's been an orchard over the years ... they've grown cherries and apples, peaches, and it's been a beet farm, but like six years ago is when we decided to start the agritourism venture."
Old McDonald's has something fun for everyone, from young to old.
McDonald explains, "we have a petting zoo with all the animals that Old McDonald had except for the cow. We do have a wooden cow that the kids can actually get down there and milk. We have a 5 acre corn maze. This year the theme is eat local, and it features local farms that produce and market their products."
They also have double barrel slides that are 60 feet long, a playground, hayrides, and a nature maze in the back of the farm that's about 10 acres of trails. And you can't forget about the pumpkins. They have 3 pumpkin patches where you can pick out your favorite.
McDonald adds, "we are open to the public on the weekends. Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday is 12 to 6. And then through the week I take appointments for field trips and groups."
October 30th will be the last day Old McDonald's is open this year. For more information, visit http://www.oldmcdonaldspumpkinpatch.com/.
"I love fall first off; that's my favorite season. So I just love all the kids that come out and they just have a blast here. And we get, you know, a lot of repeat customers, and a lot of families are making a fall tradition to come back. I just enjoy making the kids happy," McDonald concludes.
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