Fun Activities Near Eagle
By Chelsea Chambers
Photos Kimberlee Miller
There are so many fun places to go and fun things to see as the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to change. With harvest season upon us, there are a plethora of early Fall places to check out.
We’ve compiled a list of places that are less than two hours outside of Eagle, each unique with their own harvests: berries, flowers, pumpkins, and more!
Located off Highway 20 in Nampa, The Berry Ranch has a great selection of berries, but act fast! Early September is when they are ripe and ready! They also have sweet corn, honey, candles, soap, farm fresh eggs, and more
Monday through Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Directions:From I-84 exit number 36 in Nampa, come 4½ miles north to the NE corner of Highway 20-26 and Franklin.
From Boise come west on Chinden, which is Hwy. 20-26, 10 miles West after you cross Eagle Road.
Located at 1020 Meridian Road, the The Farmstead opens on September 21 for their harvest season. Check out their incredible corn maze and pumpkin festival! More details on their website at farmsteadfestival.com. The Farmstead has many opportunities for family fun and education, plan a trip today!
Cabalo’s Orchard and Garden
At 2087 King Road in Kuna, Cabalo’s has a huge selection of items available for purchase and of course their U-Picks in September and October. Apples will be available all throughout the season, pumpkins will be ready in October, and early September there may be berries available, depending on the season. They are also featuring one weekend of U-Pick in September for their famed Italian Prunes. However, they are very weather-dependent and the prune U-Pick weekend will be released on their Facebook and website www.cabalosorchard.com. Not to mention, they have a large selection of squash, zucchini, cucumbers, peppers, onions, and more for purchase.
Family owned and operated for over 128 years, Williams Fruit Ranch is located in Emmett, Idaho off South Slope Road, Williams Fruit Ranch has fresh peach and cherry juice available for sale until it is sold out. During the month of September, they will likely still have peaches, plums, and prunes for picking but will certainly have apples for September and early October. They also have a delicious line of canned peaches.
One of the most popular pumpkin patches in Idaho, Linder Farms is a must for the Fall season. With an incredible pumpkin patch, a challenging corn maze, a petting zoo, a hay ride, a giant slide, a corn box, and so much more, there is no shortage of things to see and do and pick at Linder Farms. 7165 S. Linder Road
Located at 3240 W. Chinden Road, Wagner Farm has a huge selection of locally picked produce for purchase. With apples, pears, peaches, plums, melons, tomatoes, and sweet corn, there is almost no reason not to shop locally.