Fall has finally arrived.
After this summer's soaking and bizarre weather featuring earthquakes and hurricanes, it will be nice to think about the Great Pumpkin for a change.
There are so many fall features to get us caught up in the spirit of the season -- from foliage to pumpkins to hayrides to Halloween.
Here are five things you can do in Forks and Palmer townships to enjoy the season:
1. Go on a hayride, pick a pumpkin
Starting in October, Klein Farms in Forks Township will offer hayrides to its pumpkin patch on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
You can also visit the dairy and creamery to get some tasty treats such as yogurt and buy raw milk and assorted cheeses.
The farm is at 410 Klein Road.
For more information, call 610-253-8942 or visit www.Kleinfarms.com.
2. Run Through a Corn Maze
Raub's Farm Market has recently opened its 14-acre corn maze with three mazes and a six-mile walking trail. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children and senior citizens.
Raub's also has apples, acorn, butternut and spaghetti squash, pumpkin pie, candy and caramel apples and Kathryn's pumpkin roll and pumpkin breads in its store.
Raub's is at 1459 Tatamy Road in Palmer Township. For more information, call 610-253-1419.
3. Get your cider, apples, pumpkins, mums, etc.
The supermarkets are already stocked with fall items. You can have your choice of various apples without having to pick your own, grab a gallon of apple cider, pick a pumpkin and choose some mums to spruce up the entrance to your home.
4. Check out the fall foliage
There's nothing as breathtaking a sight as seeing all of the colorful leaves.
A short trip up to the Poconos in Stroudsburg or the Delaware Water Gap National Park is only a half-hour to 45 minutes away.
5. Get your Halloween costume and candy
There are plenty of places to shop in the Palmer Park Mall and some of the stores on Route 248 in Lower Nazareth like Target, Kohl's and Wal-Mart.