FALL in Love with These Baltimore Area Activities
The fall season is officially upon us which means it’s time to take advantage of all the fall activities the Baltimore area has to offer. For some, a pumpkin spice latte or fall scented candles are the first inkling that autumn has arrived. But don’t forget that the Baltimore has much more to offer than seasoned drinks and cozy candles. Here are some suggestions to get out and enjoy the (hopefully soon) crisp, fall weather around the Baltimore area.
Pumpkin Picking, Hayrides, and Corn Mazes:
Many pumpkin patches in the area not only have fields of pumpkins for you to pick from but also offer other fun activities such as hayrides and corn mazes. Some even sell delicious snacks like cider donuts and fresh apples. Check out farms such as Rogers’ Farm in Stevenson, MD, which is famously known for their extravagant corn maze designs, and Weber’s Cider Mill Farm Inc in Parkville, MD for a day filled with pumpkins and more! Make sure to have some carving tools on hand to show off your pumpkin carving skills once you’ve brought your pumpkins home! You can also google some free carving templates if free hand carving is not your forté.
Fall is the prime time for apples and apple picking and what better way to consume these apples then through cider! There are many local cideries around the area but by far my favorite so far has been Millstone Cellars in Monkton, Maryland. All of the hard ciders are made onsite in a restored house. You can bring your own food, try a flight of ciders, enjoy some live music, and get a tour of the cidery, depending on the day. Note that the ciders are a little more tart than an average hard cider you may get at a bar, but it is definitely worth the trip to try it no matter what your cider preferences are. This cidery also makes their own meades and some other drinks as well.
Haunted Houses and Trails:
Although I am terrified of any haunted house, scary movie, or ghost tour, haunted houses located in the heart of Baltimore city such as The Nevermore Haunt have been advertised and recommended by many to get you in the perfect Halloween mindset and keep you on your toes the entire time. If you drive further out of the city you can find Haunted Trails such as Markoff’s Haunted Forest in Dicerson, MD that take you through woods filled with ghoulish creatures and various haunted themes.
If haunted houses freak you out too much like they do me you can always pop in some classic, non-scary Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown. Don’t forget to make up some caramel apples to go along with your movie!
Edgar Allen Po Museum and Grave:
With fall comes Halloween which is the perfect time to pay tribute to the poet Edgar Allen Po whose eerie poems fit the Halloween spirit. Visit the Edgar Allan Poe House right in West Baltimore to learn about his life and how is poetry came to be or stop by his grave in Westiminster Hall and Burying Ground. If you go on Halloween you will see some treats left for him on the tombstone.
USGA Halloween Social:
Come dressed in your best Halloween costume to celebrate the spooky holiday with students from all of the schools at University of Maryland, Baltimore on Friday, October 26 at Pickles Pub. Check your e-mails in the coming weeks for more details to come!