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Day Trip: Explore the Harvest

This family road trip is a great way to get outside and celebrate the harvest season! 

With some sunny autumn days still on the horizon, now is the perfect time to enjoy a tour of some of Abbotsford’s best fall experiences. The adventure starts only an hour from Downtown Vancouver on Highway 1. 


1. Sample artisanal honey and mead

Take the Mt. Lehman Road exit to start your day in West Abbotsford at Campbell’s Gold Honey Farm & Meadery. You can schedule an educational tour and see the bees for a small fee, or simply visit their Farm Store and Meadery. Sample artisanal honeys, honey wine, and peruse their selection of beeswax products. This is a unique and fun farm experience that the whole family can enjoy!

 

2. Visit a fall themed farm

Next, head to the Applebarn at Taves Family Farms on Gladwin Road. This popular Abbotsford attraction is only open seasonally so it’s not to be missed! In addition to their famous u-pick apple orchards, they offer all the classic fall amenities: corn maze, hay rides, farm animals, children’s activities and more. Don’t forget to pick up some fresh apple cider to take home!

 

3. Pick out the perfect pumpkin

Continue on down Huntingdon Road to Maan Farms Country Experience & Estate Winery for all your pumpkin patch fun! In addition to a regular patch, Maan Farms also offers a patch of white pumpkins, a corn maze, barn yard play land, and of course, the cutest baby goats. Stop in to Mama Maan’s Country Kitchen for lunch and pick up some berry wine to take home for later!

(Photo by: @maanfarms)

4. Unwind with a cozy dinner and brew

After a long day of festive fall fun it’s time to head to Field House Brewing Co. to unwind. Furry friends are welcome on the patio, or you can cozy up at the indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Try their selection of seasonal brews and grab dinner from their locally sourced menu. Kids are welcome too and even have their own play area, the Fox Club, to enjoy! From this East Abby location, get back on Highway 1 at Sumas Way to head back to Vancouver.


 

Route Map

This route is an ideal single day trip. Pick a weekend this fall season and make some time visit these seasonal stops around Abbotsford. Go here for directions and Happy harvest!