Looking for fall fun? Our Red Tricycle Chicago writers know where to find it. We asked the adventuresome contributing writers to give you the scoop on their favorite thing to do with their family this time of year. From hidden-gem pumpkin patches to bountiful farmers’ markets, they’re all over it. Click through to meet our writers and discover their must-do’s.

Kelly Haramis

My husband and I have taken our kids to Didier Farms every year since they were babies. During Pumpkinfest, the farm boasts hayrides, mini-corn mazes, pony rides—and our favorite—pint-size rides that are perfect for the under-6 set. After the little ones pick out a pumpkin from the patch, the family can grab apple cider and a doughnut from the bakery. Fall also means long walks at Middlefork Savanna in Lake Forest, where the colorful foliage highlights the serious autumnal beauty, Nearby is the Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm, where kids can get an up-close look at various amphibians, owls—and even a bobcat.

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Photos: Courtesy of the writers; Jo Aaron photo by TK Photography