Looking for a good pumpkin patch opportunity for the kids? Some of the best in the Portland metro area are in the vicinity of Canby. I good way to start your Saturday adventure would be to head cross the Willamette River on the Canby Ferry. This is always a thrill for the kids and at the bargain basement price of $1.25 you will have money left to buy pumpkins.
First stop is the Flower Farmer on Holly Street in Canby. It is less than a mile from the ferry dock!
The Flower Farmer is one of the more unique pumpkin patches anywhere. The kids board a small train and ride around the circle to pick out a pumpkin then board the train to return to the main depot. The kids just love this place.
Next stop on pumpkin day is Hoffman Dairy Garden on Knights Bridge Road just outside of Canby. Hoffman's has a very very good Haunt. They turn their old large dairy barn into one of the premiere haunted houses/barns that I have seen. Not for the faint of heart. Hoffman's also has several exotic animals to view. They feature a lion, a tiger, a bear, a camel and several other unusual animals for a farm in Oregon.
Hoffman's Dairy Garden
You final stop on pumpkin patch day should be at Fir Point Farms on Ehlen Road in Aurora. This is a very traditional and large pumpkin patch. Fir Point is a 35-acre farm that is near the freeway. They have a nice nature path, hayrides, fresh apple cider, corn cannon, hay maze, corn maze, a very nice hay slide, and lots of great food. One of my favorite features of Fir Point is the Hazel Nut House. This is simply a small cabin filled knee deep in hazel nuts. It is an incredible feeling to walk through and play in thousands of pounds of nuts!
Fir Point Farms is a great way to end your day and feel the tradition of the pumpkin patch experience.
Art Marine Branch Manager
Academy Mortgage Corporation
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