Fall is the perfect time to go on a date. There are so many choices and luckily most of them are within a college student’s budget. So it’s time to take advantage of this beautiful time of year and have some fun!
A corn maze is a great way to have some alone time. Hill High Farm in Winchester, Va. has a great maze every year. They are open every weekend in mid-September to Oct. 31. Hill High’s corn maze has over three miles of paths within an eight-acre cornfield with six checkpoints. The maze is very fun to go through at night because it is more difficult. So get lost!
Picking your own pumpkins is a fun and cheap date! You can carve it and use your creativity. Orr’s Pumpkin Patch located in Martinsburg, W.Va. is open now until Oct. 31 from 8 a.m.—6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The patches range from $3 to $7, depending on which one you choose. The prices do not just include the pumpkin patches; Orr’s includes hayrides and other special gifts. Next time you’re trying not to hurt your bank account, pick a beautiful day and enjoy all Orr’s has to offer on your date.
Hiking in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. is a great experience in the fall because of all the beautiful colors. Harpers Ferry has about 20 miles of hiking trails. The trails vary from easy riverside strolls to hikes across Civil War battlefields to adventures to the tops of mountains. Hiking is great for a first date because you will have a lot of time to talk and get to know one another. It’s also great for couples that have been together for a while. Once you arrive at your destination, you can have a picnic and easily make it romantic. Enjoy a day in the great outdoors in Harpers Ferry.
Picking your own apples at a farmers’ market is another fun fall activity. Marker-Miller Orchards Farm Market and Bakery, located in Winchester, Va., has a wonderful apple orchard. They have 12 different kinds of apples to choose from. (Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, etc.) Marker-Miller is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.—6 p.m. After you pick all the apples you want, you can bake a pie and enjoy it together.
Haunted houses are a perfect way to get a little closer, especially if you are terrified! A great haunted house to make you scream is The Devil’s Den in Winchester, Va. They have a new location this year at 1900 Valley Avenue. This is one of the few haunted houses based on a true story about a serial killer, Henry Lee Allen. Devil’s Den’s opening date is Oct. 4 and they are open from 7 p.m.—11 p.m. The ticket price is $15 for general admission. Get ready to run from things that go bump in the night!