New Jersey's Favorite Pumpkin Patch/Picking Farm 2011
Hello folks, I've searched hard and wide for good pumpkin picking farms in New Jersey. Here's what I found out from all these pumpkin patches. Most of them actually import pumpkins from other farms to keep up with demand. In fact, some don't even grow their own pumpkins. However, if you look hard enough, very few do. Here is one of my favorite fall farms to go pick pumpkins because everything is authentic. Horse Sleigh Farm in Washington, NJ has a pumpkin patch that is real. You can actually go in the patch and you see the pumpkin physically attached to the ground by the vine. The cool thing about this place is since they don't have as many imported pumpkins, you can get the longer stem on the vine by cutting it yourself. Of course, they do have pre-cut pumpkins which a lot of people get, but I feel this ruins the true farm atmosphere. Horse Sleigh Farm has done it right. With authentic pumpkins in their fields & a nice scenic hayride over to the pumpkin picking field.
Other cool things about Horse Sleigh Farm is their corn maze which is actually made up of two corn mazes, one small corn maze for the children and one big corn maze for the adults. Here's a picture below.
This corn maze at Horse Sleigh Farm is actually pretty big, boasting at 12 acres and should take anywhere from 1 to 2 1/2 hours to complete on the adult side. The children's side is at least 30 minutes to 45 minutes. At night from September 23rd to October 30th on Fridays & Weekends at 7pm they host three haunting attractions which seemed worth the money, although I did not have time left over to go in while I was there.
During the daytime, they always have plenty of stuff going on - pony rides, hay rides, field trips and parties, corn maze, pumpkin picking, corn box, hay mountain, corn blaster, trebuchet launcher to name a few. This is one of the best go-to fall farms in New Jersey in my opinion.
Please check back next year to see my fall farm pick of the year.
Click here: For $1 off coupon to the daytime corn maze at Horse Sleigh Farm
Click here: www.HorseSleighFarm.com
Horse Sleigh Farm
438 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
GPS: Warren County Community College in Washington NJ but go 1/2 mile east.