Hop on a hayride and head out to the pumpkin patch on Lake Stevens real estate. At Carleton Farms there’s plenty to choose from. All sizes, shapes and shades of orange adorn the field. Select the pumpkins and haul them back in the hay wagon. Fall festivities are in full swing on the weekends at the farm. Plan a day trip with the kids. Open at 11 a.m, delicious aromas are coming out of the Farm Kitchen. Pulled pork sandwiches are favorites for mom and dad. There are hot dogs for the kids, corn on the cob, and baked potatoes. No one can turn down a freshly baked piece of pumpkin pie for dessert. When hearty appetites ar filled it's time for play.
The corn maze provides a challenge to Lake Stevens real estate owners. Team up and head for the exit. Lots of laughter fills the space as wrong turns are encountered and steps retraced. Friendly animals in the petting zoo wait to say hello. Farm animals are not only cute and cuddly but teach all about the aspects of farm life and the way things once were done. The critters love the crisp fall air and there is an extra spring in the bunny’s hop and flutter in the peacock’s tail.
Big screens blast the Seahawks game on the weekends, so sports enthusiasts can watch all the actions while the kids are busying playing out at the Kids Barn and Kids Korral. Just for youngsters, the Kids Barn is set up right. Simple pleasures include frolicking in the hay maze, swinging on the rope swing, and sliding down the tube slide right into a corn-crib. Times are spooky in the Kids Korral. Little feet stomp through the mini corn maze and then get in line to sail through the air on the zip line. The giant pumpkin jump pad has them bouncing with joy. The crooked playhouse is a bit creepy and many will avoid the spider web altogether.
Magical moments happen at Carleton Farms year round, but there is something special in the air during autumn. Bundle up and head on down. Memories made in one day will be cherished for a lifetime.