Falling into Fall Season Festivities

By: Jordyn Cooper 

     The fall season is officially here, which means the time has come for autumn activities. Although some things have changed due to the recent pandemic, you can still partake in some of your favorite fall festivities. There is a variety of different places to visit in our area. The Squire has researched places and things to do this fall. 

     From haunted houses to fall leaf viewing, there are endless options to get into the spirit of fall. After organizing some ideas about common fall activities, The Squire did a poll to learn more about students’ favorite fall-themed festivities. It seems that our students really enjoy the foods that come along with the fall season, with 57% saying that their favorite fall thing is the food. Close behind, in second place, is looking at the beautiful fall leaves. Not quite as popular, 14% said their favorite fall activity is corn mazes.  

     One great place to visit during the fall season is Ellicottville, New York. It is located about one hour and twenty-five minutes away from Warren. The Holiday Valley ski resort in Ellicottville has many things to offer. Due to Covid-19, there are no vendors or food trucks available like there usually is during fall, but the ski lift is still open and operating for great autumn views. The Sky-High mountain coaster is also open. It is low to the ground and takes you up and then down the mountain with a view of all the beautiful color-changing leaves. 

     Port Farms is also a great place to visit. It is located in Waterford, Pennsylvania near Erie. They are open through the end of October and there is a small admission fee. You are able to do traditional fall activities, such as the corn maze, pumpkin picking, and hay wagon rides. There are also activities for kids, like the slide mountain, pedal carts, and animal exhibits. 

     Another idea is Pumpkintown. It is located about twenty minutes away in Busti, New York. It’s open Saturdays and Sundays through October. They have hay rides, a pumpkin jump pad, and a corn pit. 

     There is lots of fall fun happening right in our area, from traditional corn mazes and pumpkin patches to the slides and other fun activities at Port Farms. This fall, go out and try some new things. Share your fall pictures with The Squire using #squirenews. 

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