Best Attractions and Activities for Fall 2022

From corn mazes and pumpkin patches to haunted destinations, these are the best fall activities of 2022

Grab the pumpkin spice and unwrap your scarves – fall has arrived. In order to make the most of the season, 10Best wanted to find the best fall activities, fall destinations, haunted hotels and haunted attractions. We invited a panel of family and travel experts to select 20 nominees in each category, then invited our readers to vote for their favourites.

After four weeks of voting, the results are in.

Click on each category below to see the full list of winners.

Best Apple Orchard: Milburn Orchards in Elkton, Maryland

Milburn Orchards named Best Apple Orchard of 2022 — Photo credit Milburn Orchards

Millburn Orchards, a family farm, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year and is proudly run by fourth and fifth generation owners. A wagon ride through the orchard begins a day of apple picking where you can choose from various apples grown at Millburn Orchards. Group apple picking is offered on weekends in the fall and is perfect for a great outing with colleagues or friends.

Full list of winners: Best Apple Orchard »

Best Corn Maze: Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine

Maine is home to the best corn maze of 2022Maine is home to the best corn maze of 2022 — Photo credit to Treworgy Family Orchards

Host to the largest continuously operating corn maze in the state, the maze at Treworgy’s Family Orchards covers over 4 acres and consists of 60,000 corn plants grown to a height of 10 feet. Each year, family members design and plant a new maze using traditional surveying and drawing methods.

Full list of winners: Best Corn Maze »

Best Destination for Fall Foliage: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan's Upper Peninsula Voted Best Destination for Fall FoliageMichigan’s Upper Peninsula has been voted the best destination for fall foliage — Photo credited to @snaphappymichigan

Much of the Upper Peninsula boasts a display of fall color that peaks during the last two weeks of September and the first week of October. A favorite fall experience for leaf-voyeurs is the drive on M-26 along the shores of Lake Roland and past the trees of the Copper Country State Forest.

Full list of winners: Best destination for fall foliage »

Best Ghost Tour: Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours in San Antonio, Texas

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours Voted Best Ghost Tour of 2022Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours voted Best Ghost Tour of 2022 — Photo credit to Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

San Antonio began as a Spanish colony in 1691, and since then it has acquired its fair share of ghosts and restless spirits. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours takes visitors inside the Menger Hotel (the most haunted hotel in Texas), one of the city’s first hospitals, San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar County Jail.

Full list of winners: Best Ghost Tour »

Best Haunted Attraction: Field of Screams Maryland in Olney, Maryland

Best haunted attraction of 2022?  Readers selected Field of Screams MarylandBest haunted attraction of 2022? Readers selected Field of Screams Maryland — Photo courtesy of Heather Laura

Step into a horrifyingly terrifying world beyond imagination at Fields of Screams in Olney, Maryland. A walk through the woods on The Haunted Trail and Trail of Terror leaves visitors scrambling. Along their journey, guests are welcomed into 13 haunted houses, where they might find anything from corpses to clowns and butchers. Enjoy Body Bean Bag Pumpkin Toss, Zombie Brain Smash and other Carnival Town games for a thrilling and competitive experience.

Full list of winners: Best Haunted Attraction »

Best Haunted Destination: The Zak Bagans Haunted Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada

Zak Bagans Haunted Museum Named Best Haunted Destination of 2022Zak Bagans Haunted Museum named Best Haunted Destination of 2022 — Photo courtesy of Zak Bagans Haunted Museum

This quirky Las Vegas museum features original collectibles from supposedly haunted destinations across the United States in a 1938 property that is itself considered haunted. Explore over 30 artifact-filled rooms and keep an eye out for spirits that roam the hallways.

Full list of winners: Best haunted destination »

Best Haunted Hotel: Fainting Goat Island Inn in Nichols, New York

Fancy a spooky hotel stay?  Discover the Fainting Goat Island InnFancy a spooky hotel stay? Discover the Fainting Goat Island Inn – Photo credit to Fainting Goat Island Inn

Guests of this former railroad hotel built in the late 1800s have reported many ghostly encounters, such as being woken up at night by voices or seeing two women sitting for tea in the fainting room. Others report hearing footsteps on a staircase that doesn’t exist or finding a children’s chair next to the bed in the Nubian bedroom.

Full list of winners: Best haunted hotel »

Best Pumpkin Patch: Pumpkinville – Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pumpkinville, the best pumpkin patch of 2022, offers lots of festive funPumpkinville, the best pumpkin patch of 2022, offers plenty of festive fun – Photo credited to Carl Shortt Jr.

Celebrate all fall at Pumpkinville, a seasonal event held October 7-23 at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Immerse yourself in festive fun as you participate in captivating activities, play handcrafted games, and explore the unlimited rides on the carousel. In addition to pumpkin picking and special treats, families enjoy creative displays of pumpkins, squash, mums, haystacks and corn stalks.

Full list of winners: Best Pumpkin Patch »

Best Halloween Event at a Theme Park: Halloween Haunt at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio

Halloween Haunt at Kings Island offers lots of spooky funHalloween Haunt at Kings Island offers lots of spooky fun — Photo courtesy of Kings Island File Photo

Halloween Haunt on legendary Kings Island near Cincinnati is back with evil creatures, spooky mazes, haunted attractions and nightly rides on The Beast, Banshee, Diamondback, Mystic Timbers and other thrill rides. Special lighting and fog effects transform the 364-acre resort into a spooky experience you’ll never forget.

Full list of winners: Best Halloween Event at a Theme Park »

Congratulations to all these winners! Don’t forget to visit every day to vote in our Readers’ Choice Awards.

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