Fall fever has hit Lafayette-West Lafayette! It is the time of year where the leaves are changing to vibrant orange and red colors and there is a smell in the air that is a mix of cool air, leaves, and earth. Every time I go outside I take a deep breath and embrace the season. I love fall and all the many activities and attractions that it brings to our area. Here are a few of my favorites that cannot be missed on a trip to Lafayette-West Lafayette.
Exploration Acres- What is better than spending an afternoon getting lost in a corn field? Explore this 18-acre corn maze with over 8 miles of twists and turns! This year's maze is designed showcasing Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty. My husband and I always add Exploration Acres to our "Fall Must-Do" and now with our little baby girl, we hope to make it a family tradition. I am sure when she is older she will love picking out a pumpkin in their pumpkin patch, race a pedal car, and/or fire a three-ear corn cannon.
Wea Orchard- Explore an orchard full of delicious apples and pumpkins at Wea Creek Orchard. Bring the family to ride on a hay wagon as it travels through the fields and farm exploring the beauty of the orchard. Shop at the gift shop full of goodies; cider, honey, and fruit products such as preserves, salsas, butters, and jellies. Their preserves are just like my mother makes! They are delicious sweet goodness in a jar!
Prophetstown State Park- There is a host of fall activities at Indiana's newest state park. Visit the Farm at Prophetstown where you can meet Belgian draft horse, chickens, cows, cats and their friendly dog. My nephews (ages 4 & 6) live in Phoenix, Arizona, and every time they visit they request a visit of the Farm! Visitors can also tour a replica Sears and Roebuck's, turn of the century home that houses lovely antiques. Enjoy the fall beauty of Indiana by hiking the many trails at Prophetstown State Park. Within the park, the meadows, fen and marshes are explored by many. The park offers many trail walks with a guide whom will share and teach hikers about the local fauna, insects, birds, etc.
For more information about these attractions and more, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.