(Not from Ole McDermitt’s but a fun fall family picture to kick things off!)
You’ll probably be seeing a lot more fall family fun posts this month since October is the best month EVER! This past weekend we opted for a longer road trip (Dramamine packed for LL) to Carrollton, GA to visit Ole McDermitt’s Farm. We had never been before, and having sworn off our more “local” pumpkin patch/family farm, we opted for the longer drive. It was quite a hike, through farmlands and countryside really not much at all (but much nicer than the views of the ATL interstate!). Although I wish I had taken more pictures of the drive, as it was beautiful. We finally arrived at Ole McDermitt’s farm and I think were the first ones there!
Not a huge area, although we were told the large corn maze consisted of 4.5 acres, the space they had was packed in with perfect fall activities for the lil’ ones! Upon arriving, you enter into barn full of beautiful fall decorations and directly inside are two large corn boxes. And bonus, packed with toy trucks and tractors. I think LM could have stayed in this the whole day and been perfectly content. There were also picnic benches, a small snack bar, and roaming roosters, chickens, and a large dog.
Once we pried LM away from the corn box, we went to check out the animals. If you know me (or even if you don’t) nothing can make my heart hurt more than uncared-for animals. Our previous fall farm visit was guilty of this. Luckily though, these animals looked pretty happy (as happy as you can with people posing for pictures and trying to pet you all day!) They had goats, sheep, pigs, a donkey, and my favorite – the llamas (or alpacas – not sure the difference). LL got some carrots to feed them too!
Other attractions were the mini-corn maze where the kids could push wheel barrows.
A scarecrow dress-up station – meet princess scarecrow!
A little playground. (And face/arm painting)
A haybox to search for pennies. A rubber duck racing station. Cornhole. Haybales and tractors for perfect picture ops.
And OFCOURSE – pumpkins. LM kept going around to the biggest ones trying to pick them up saying “Big Punkin!”
Pumpkins in hand and lots of fun under our belts, we headed out in search of a picnic spot. Close to both Chattahoochee Bend State Park and McIntosh Reserve, we went into McIntosh Reserve to eat a quick lunch before the long drive home. This is a great part that we “think” we may have visited way back when…but it has plenty of trails, many of which are used by horses. So the kids (and me) really enjoyed seeing all the horses around the park. And LM even cried half the way home for a horse. Not sure if he wanted to ride, or pet, or what, but definitely another activity to keep in mind for the future.
Overall a beautiful fall day, spent with my beautiful family! More adventures coming soon, including Disney on Ice (ok not really fall themed – but LL is SUPER excited!) and the Great GA Air Show! Stay tuned and thanks for stopping by!