Living Green Olympia: Pumpkins, Corn Mazes & Cider - Oh My!

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes & Cider - Oh My!

I really love the fall season even though the shorter days and rainier weather make me crave sunshine.  But the glow of the golden leaves on the trees and the crisp feel to the day, plus all the vegies to harvest in the garden make this a beautiful time to live in the Northwest!  And all the fun activities available can make this a terrific time to have a great time with family for very low cost (or even for free).

Some wonderful places to check out include Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm - each weekend this month you can take horsedrawn wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to select your pumpkins for Halloween, find your way thru the corn  maze, bob for apples (talk about old fashioned fun!!), and pig out on apple crisp, caramel apples, apple butter, apple cake, baked apples, apple pie, apple fritters... might need another hike thru the corn maze to burn off calories!  (9402 Rich Rd SE, Olympia or call 360-491-7328 or go to

Pumpkins are also available at Hunter's Pumpkin Patch along with killer views of Mt Rainier (7401 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia or call 360-456-0466); Pigman's Organic Produce Patch which offers a huge variety of organic vegetables and fruit, U-cut flowers & a picnic area (10633 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia); Rutledge Corn Maze with an awesome corn maze to wander thru before you pick out your pumpkins (302 93rd Ave SE, Tumwater or call 360-357-3700 or go to; Schilter Family Farm's Pumpkin Patch which has apples, winter squash, gourds, hayrides, petting farm, corn maze and pumpkin cannon and pumpkin sling shots too! (141 Nisqually Cutoff Rd SE, Olympia or call 360-459-4023 or go to

OK - now with all this talk about pumpkins, I am going to go make a batch of my favorite pumpkin/zucchini muffins.  Enjoy the fall flavors!! 




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Comment balloon 1 commentNancy Conner • October 04 2008 04:46PM


I love the maze in Vermont near our winter home .

This is living. My daugter like to ski more than going through the maze.


All the best.

Keep on blogging.


Posted by Bill C. Merrell, Ph.D. - Merrell Institue (Merrell Institute ~ Appraisal Education Network) almost 12 years ago