Sure, Sauvie Island offers, great (and often very crowded) pumpkin farms close to home, but these slightly farther afield patches also earn high marks from families.
➊ The Patch in Woodland, Wash., is a smaller-scale pumpkin patch that focuses on specialty varieties. Hay rides and snacks available on weekends only. Avidgardener.webs.com.
➋ Liepold Farms in Boring has a corn maze and “corn pit,” plus beer for the grown-ups. Liepoldfarms.com.
➌ Don’t miss the apple cider doughnuts at Bauman’s Farm in Gervais. The $6 admission price (for ages 3 and up) covers a slew of activities, including a hay ride and trip to the animal barn. Two more pricing options include even more bells and whistles. Baumanshf.com.
➍ Bushue’s Family Farm in Boring lets you pick and choose your activities. Little kids will love getting messy making “dirt babies.” Bushuefarming.com.
➎ Families highly recommend Lakeview Farms in North Plains for the friendly staff. Another plus? A train and a boat ride are included with your $5 ticket. Thelakeviewfarms.com. CLOSED permanently as of Fall 2019.