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A fun Fall activity…

Posted on: October 17, 2011

No matter your age, its always fun to celebrate the autumn harvest season by visiting a local farm or pumpkin patch.  So here are some suggestions and reviews for great places close to Lobos Management buildings.

If you live in Lobos Management’s Waldorf Park, off of McKnight Rd… I suggest either Soergel Orchards or Shenot Farm & Market- both about a 20 min drive from Waldorf Park apartments.  Both places offer a hayride, corn maze, pumpkin patch, and plenty of delicious produce and baked goods.  Tom Cruise recently visited Soergel’s with his wife Katie Holmes and daughter Suri to enjoy fun fall activities!

Soergel’s also features a cider press, farm animals, play area and pumpkin painting… my only complaint is that sometimes Sorgel’s gets a bit crowded.

Shenot’s is a little more low key, but just as much fun… and you get a complimentary, delicious apple and a cup of apple cider when you take a hayride!

Soergel Orchards– 2573 Brandt School Road,  Wexford, PA 15090

Shenot Farm & Market– 3754 Wexford Run Road,  Wexford, PA 15090

 

If you live in one of Lobos Management’s South Hills or Bethel Park properties, Trax Farms Market is a great choice!  It is located 12 miles south of Pittsburgh on Rt. 88.  It has the traditional hayrides, corn maze, apple cider and pumpkins (also Wednesday and Friday evenings).  For a unique touch, it also features an Antique Loft.  We have no complaints about the prices… especially with the coupon available on the Trax Farms website ($20 off your $100 purchase!).

Trax Farms Market– 528 Trax Road, Finleyville, PA 15332

 

For residents of Lobos Management’s airport area buildings, spend a lovely day at Hozak Farms.  This local farm is most commonly known for its tree farm, where you can cut down your own pine, fir or spruce tree.  This time of year you can celebrate Fall Fest there with pumpkin picking and painting, pony rides, hayrides, musical entertainment and more.

Hozak Farms– 488 Anderson Hozak Road,  Clinton, PA 15026

 

If you live in the Shadyside, Oakland or Squirrel Hill area, you could always take a day trip to one of the previously mentioned farms… or just take a short bus ride or walk to the locally owned and operated Beechwood Garden Center in Shadyside.  It is an urban garden center and gives you the feel of a family farm because of the small rustic store front and friendly staff.  Sometimes trendy places like this can be a rip off, but compared to buying a pumpkin at Whole Foods or Giant Eagle, the price is just as fair.  This is a fun alternative to visiting a local pumpkin patch, so please, no complaints that there is no hayride or corn maze… this is an urban garden center!

Beechwood Garden Center– 510 Maryland Avenue,  Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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