Fall is here

HANNAH WILLIAMS/ Editor-in-Chief

Autumn is here, which means it’s time for the leaves to change colors and people throw on their sweaters. Apple picking, visiting pumpkin patches, and getting lost in corn maz­es are perfect things to do this time of year, and luckily there are some local establishments who specialize in these activities.

Mountain Valley Ranch, located in Ramona, is having its 20th anni­versary. It’s open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and has free admission. They have many things to enjoy there, including: assortment of pumpkins and indian corn, a corn maze to get lost in, a corn cannon, a petting zoo, hayrides, and pony rides. All of these attractions are open 7 days a week, and the ranch is open through Oct. 31.

“What I love about fall is that I can wear colorful sweaters and go pump­kin picking with my friends and family,” senior Angela Weeks said.

There is a fall festival in Julian at Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures, and it opens every weekend through Oct. 29. Admission is free, which in­cludes entry to the pumpkin patch.

“I love going up to Julian during the fall, because the whole atmo­sphere is the essential part of fall,” sophomore Kaila Kiesel said.

There is a fall festival activity package, which is $20 per person or $5 for each activity. The activities in­clude hayrides, a hoedown, jug band participation, cider pressing, petting zoo, candle dipping, and pumpkin painting.

Additional activities like archery, tomahawk throw, and a paintball slingshot range are available. This is a great place to go to get that fall experience.

These are some fun and cool places to go to celebrate the new season. As the weather gets colder, these activities are a great way to spend an autumn day.

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