Fall is officially here in the ‘Burgh which means I am officially pumped! I have loved autumn since I was a kid; the crispness of the air, the smell of dead leaves and the sound of them crunching beneath my feet, trick-or-treating with my dad and sister while my mom handed out candy. I promised myself – and my roommate – that I wouldn’t start doing outdoor decorating for fall until Labor Day weekend; but I never made any promises about indoors which has had Halloween decorations up since the first week in August (aka pre-pre-Halloween).
Anyway, I digress. Fall is absolutely wonderful here in the ‘Burgh and there are a good deal of festive activities throughout the city and the suburbs.
Here are some great fall activities to add to your weekend plan! (Click the links to visit their websites!)
Where: 528 Trax Rd. Finleyville, PA
What it has to offer: hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, a corn maze, décor, antiques, and more
Where: 170 Simmons Rd. McMurray, PA
What it has to offer: hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, apple picking, corn maze, fresh produce, and more
Triple B Farm
Where: 823 Berry Ln. Monongahela, PA
What it has to offer: Storybook Pumpkinland, pick your own pumpkins and apples, corn maze, inflatibles, and more
Where: 488 Anderson Hozak Rd. Clinton, PA
What it has to offer: Hayrides, pumpkin picking, pumpkin and face painting, fall décor, and more
Where: 2573 Brandt School Rd. Wexford, PA
What it has to offer: Tractor rides, corn maze, pony rides, apple picking, and more
Grown up fun:
Kennywood Fright Night
Where: 4800 Kennywood Blvd. West Mifflin, PA
What kind of scares: Head to Kennywood Park where you’re in for a scare. Several haunted attractions and walkthroughs are available as well as select classic Kennywood rides with a twist. New this year: Friday the 13th in 4D and Ark in the Dark.
Where: 118 Locust St. Etna, PA (Parking available at the zoo)
What kind of scares: Called one of the “Best Halloween Attractions” by the Travel Channel this haunted house features four haunts: The Summoning, Krampus: Come All Ye Fearful, Trick ‘R Treat: Hallowed Grounds, and The Basement. Visiting the Scarehouse is a must for those who want to be scared.
Hundred Acres Manor
Where: 1 Hundred Acres Dr. Bethel Park, PA (in South Park next to the boxing gym)
What kind of scares: Hauntworld Magazine calls Hundred Acres Manor “Pittsburgh’s Best Haunted House”. Hundred Acres Manor offers 6 attractions for one price. New this year are two escape rooms: Meltdown and Alchemy where visitors have 45 minutes to solve a puzzle to get out of the room.
Zombies of the Corn
Where: 282 Rochester Rd. Freedom, PA
What kind of scares: Hop on the Zombie Fighting Vehicle where each visitor gets 150 rounds of “zombie killing ammo” to shoot at live zombies! The attraction also features a corn maze, campfire stories, concessions, and more. Online reservations are highly suggested.
Where: 17th and Smallman St. in the Strip
What kind of scares: Boasted as Pittsburgh’s biggest indoor haunted attraction, this walkthrough features 30,000 sq. feet of terror!
Where: 417 Coyle Curtain Rd. Monongahela, PA
What kind of scares: Based on the legend of the mysterious McCue Mansion, this walkthrough takes place in the 140+ year-old mansion. Visitors can also take part in campfires, watch movies outdoors, and listen to live bands.
Haunted Hills Hayride
Where: 500 Mosside Blvd. North Versailles, PA
What kind of scares: Visitors can choose between Valley of Darkness haunted walking trail and Haunted Hills Hayride or experience both. In addition, the site offers bonfires and concessions.