The cool fall air is a welcome relief from the blistering heat of summer. The breeze and fragrant air begs for you to enjoy the outdoors all season long. If you are looking for creative outdoor date ideas this fall, this is the list for you. Farmers’ markets, corn mazes, vineyards and trail rides are just a few things you and your loved one can experience together this fall. Fall in love this autumn with some quality time outdoors.
Circle R Ranch
4151 Sand Flat Road
Oakland, Md. 21550
Horseback riding can be an enjoyable experience for anyone of any skill level. Circle R Ranch offers trail rides, barn tours and lessons. If you are looking for a unique date or want to try something new, this might be just what you have been looking for. This is a family owned and operated farm that provides a fun and safe environment to experience the leisurely joys of trail riding. Several different breeds of horses are available to riders and all are exceptionally trained. Free barn tours are available any time.
12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, Md. 21082
Nothing says fall like the smell of warm spices and the refreshing crisp autumn air. A glass of Boordy’s Spiced Wassail — a sweet red wine made even more decadent with a fragrant blend of spices — does wonders to warm the spirit. Productions of Shakespeare plays in the vineyards’ barn, farmers’ markets and evening concert series make for the perfect memorable fall date. Check the website for dates and times of events and tastings.
100 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
Baltimore has a rich and diverse history which is made evident in the variety of festivals that go on throughout the year. If you are interested in art, books, music, food or wine, Baltimore is bound to have a festival that will suit your personality. Experience all that Baltimore has to offer by checking out local festivals and events. Check the events page for dates of festivals such as the Baltimore Book Festival, Fells Point Fun Festival, theater events and more.
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1818 Greenspring Valley Road
Stevenson, Md. 21153
Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride, petting zoo and fresh produce is what you can expect at Rodgers’ Farms. Rodgers’ Farms has a little bit of everything. Experience everything you love about fall in this picture-perfect destination. The farm is a family operation located in historic Stevenson. Each year, this self-sufficient farm attracts thousands of people wanting to experience all that the fall season has to offer. The corn maze opened in 2002 and has been a hit ever since.
1015 Baugher Road
Westminster, Md. 21158
From May through October, the public can pick farm-fresh produce including strawberries, cherries, peaches and apples. The orchard is also home to a restaurant, bakery, petting zoo and market. This family farm and orchard has been operating since 1904. The farm occupies more than 600 acres of land to accommodate its extensive operation. Be sure to check the website for a list of upcoming events and hours.
Jillian Amodio is an author, writer, and public speaker. There is nothing she enjoys more than being a stay at home mom. In addition to having recently published her first novel, Jillian also writes for her local Pasadena newspaper and on Examiner.com.