What a gorgeous weekend! The warm weather on Saturday and Sunday had plenty of Stittsville residents out for a run or jog along the Trans Canada Trail, a walk with the dog, or even putting up the Christmas lights they’ve been procrastinating on.
A lot of Stittsville families will be heading out to find a pumpkin this weekend. It’s a lot of fun to head out to a farm or one of the big roadside stands, plus you usually get a better selection than what you can find at grocery stores. S
Some of them have special activities for kids, like wagon rides, mazes and full-on haunted houses. Here’s a list of a few of the pumpkin places near Stittsville.
Abby Hill Farms (Richmond)
Headquartered in Richmond with smaller satellite locations around the region. There’s one on Bankfield and Prince of Whales, just east of the 416, with lots of pumpkins and some fun scarecrows too.
Creekside Gardens (Richmond)
Creekside Gardens is a greenhouse, gift shop, and nursery centre located in Ottawa. With fifteen acres of land, they grow a lot of their own plants, including pumpkins.
Fallowfield Farm (just south of Stittsville)
Lots of pumpkins, gourds, straw & hay bales, corn-stalks and more. You can also book a hay wagon ride for your family or group and head out into the fields to find a pumpkin.
Pazab Family Farm (Dwyer Hill Road)
A very small roadside market, and no haunted hayrides here, but they do have fresh produce, eggs, meat and baked products. This would make for a nice family drive. Open Saturdays.
Saunders Farm (Munster, south of Fallowfield Road) Well-known for their annual Halloween attractions, but you can also find some good pumpkins — and there’s no admission to pay if you’re just browsing the pumpkin patch.
Thanks to Jiyun Shin for sending along these photos from Saturday’s Family Day at the Carp Airport. Shin is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Korean Newsweek, and the young man featured in some of the photos is Steve Shin, a Grade 8 student at Goulbourn Middle School. (And yes, he landed safe and sound!)
Thanks to Lara Winnemore for sending along this photo she took along the Trans Canada Trail on Wednesday afternoon., between Beverly and Abbott. This doe was accompanied by its mother, but mom ran away before Winnemore could snap the photo.