It's the season of pumpkin spice everything, and that means Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you love breaking out your scarves and plaid as much as I do, you probably also love pumpkin and apple pies at your fall family holiday dinners.
Whether it's to get that perfect pumpkin insta, to get the kids outdoors, or to find local flavours for your Thanksgiving desserts, Here Are The Best Pumpkin Patches Near Toronto
Albion Orchards14800 Innis Lake Rd., Caledon
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Located in Caledon, this apple orchard and market sells pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. In addition to pumpkin picking, you can spend your visit picking apples from their orchard. Their country market sells amazing homemade pies, honey, jam, fudge and summer sausage.
Brooks Farms122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
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Located north of Toronto, this Mount Albert farm will charge you $14 to attend its Fall Fun Festival, which runs until Nov. 5. Included in admission, you get access to its Barnyard Playland, pig races, a pumpkin cannon show and lots more.
It's the perfect way to get the little ones excited for Thanksgiving, or just a great way to spend a day outdoors.
Andrew's Scenic Acres 9365 - 10 Sideroad, Milton
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This Milton farm comes with wagon rides and a field where everyone can select their favourite pumpkin — from a tiny five-pounder to a massive 80-pound puppy.
They also offer guided tours for $7.50, so you can take in the fall colours on a 90-minute tour around the farm. For a more adult Thanksgiving vibe, there's also a winery selling award-winning fruit wines made onsite.
Cooper's CSA Farm & Maze 266 Ashworth Road, Uxbridge
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Found in Zephyr, this farm has a popular U-Pick option where a single pumpkin can be had for $4 or three for $10. The farm also has a 10-acre corn maze, hay climb, and wagon rides for a $10 admission fee.
Downey's Farm Market13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon
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It's all about fun at this Inglewood farm. The farm is open daily in October for its annual Pumpkinfest, where you can pick pumpkins, take a ride on a wagon, and walk through its corn maze.
There are a few different admission prices to be aware of: you can expect a $9 fee during the week and $14 on weekends.
Forsythe Family Farms1025 Cragg Rd, Uxbridge
When October rolls around it's pumpkin-picking time at this Uxbridge farm. Its annual Harvest Festival runs from Thanksgiving weekend until Halloween and includes pumpkin picking, access to its corn maze and wagon rides.
Pingle's Farm Market1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
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This Hampton farm will give you a free wagon ride to its pumpkin patch where you can select your perfect front porch accessory.
The farm is open daily and offers activities like an eight-acre corn maze and visits to farm animals. Admission is $5 on weekdays and $7 on weekends.
Reesor's Farm Market10825 Ninth Line, Markham.
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This farm in Markham boasts hundreds of pumpkins to choose from in all sizes.
You can fill one of its wheelbarrows full of pumpkins for $35 or pick three for $25. It also has country and town markets specializing in Ontario produce, artisanal cheeses, deli meats, baked goods, entrees, soups and salads.
Springridge Farm7256 Bell School Line, Milton
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This Milton farm's Harvest Festival runs every weekend in October. Find a wide variety of pumpkins in its market or take in one of its puppet shows, a wagon ride, pipe slides, or visit the farm animals. Admission is $13.
Hutchinson Farm6202 Walkers Line, Burlington
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Located in Burlington, this farm has it all.
There's classic jack-o-lantern pumpkins of all sizes and shapes to pick, a pumpkin museum to explore and Atlantic Giant pumpkins weighing up to 300 pounds!!! Admission to the patch $5 per person.