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    Fall In Greater Aurora: Lots of Surprises in Store

    Snack on cider donuts, pick apples and pumpkins, and walk through Kane County’s largest corn maze

    Nothing says fall like a getaway to farms and orchards, where fresh fall produce grows in abundance, or getting lost in a corn maze and gathering around a cozy outdoor fire pit. Apple picking season begins in early September and runs through October in the Aurora Area. Here are a few great spots to plan a visit this season: 

    Pumpkin Daze at Abbey Farms

    At Woody’s Orchard, just off Route 34 in Plano, Illinois, you can enjoy craft beer and cider, snack on cider donuts, and fill up bags of fresh-off-the-tree apples in a variety of flavors to please all tastes, from rich and tart to light and sweet. Take home gourmet fall baked goods and more from the farmstand. 

    Abbey Farms, a unique agritourism destination in Aurora, hosts Pumpkin Daze in September and October, where you can pick pumpkins, sip on your favorite craft beverages, and enjoy live music around the outdoor fire. Abbey Farms is home to the largest corn maze in Kane County, a fun challenge for adults and kids of all ages. The corn maze is cut into a new shape relevant to the year’s theme — keep an eye out on Abbey Farms’ website and Facebook page for the aerial view reveal. 

    Keller’s Farmstand in Oswego bustles with fall activities, from pumpkin- and apple-picking on the farm to a farmer’s market stocked with fall produce as well as homemade fudge and yummy kettle corn. Walk the 10-acre corn maze with friends and family, or plan to run Keller’s annual 5K around the maze. 

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