What is it about fall that makes urban and suburban dwellers want to visit the country? It happens every year. Families want to visit the farm, and couples want to drive out and see the colors change.
That's enough deep thinking. The agenda for today is to help city slickers find a good farm to visit. The ideal farm experience has animals to pet, but doesn't require you to clean up after them. You get to ride in the hay wagon, but don't have to unload it. With that in mind, let's talk about Honeysuckle Hill Farm.
As cliche as it sounds, they really do have a little something for everyone. For the little ones they have a play area with slides, swings, and a fort, along with a giant sand play area, a tricycle race track and animals to pet. Teens and tweens can hit the corn mazes (one of which is inspired by George Strait), visit the pig races, or try out the giant jumping pillow (Which is pretty much as it sounds. A giant air-inflated pillow that you can walk out on.) The really jaded teens can wait until dark and visit Scream Creek , which is a haunted trail through woods full of all kinds of naer-do-wells and hillbillys. At the end of the visit there's a pumpkin patch where everyone gets their own to take home.
The Nashville parents of multiples club had their fall get-together at Honeysuckle Hill a few weeks ago and everyone was entertained. It was great fun for the crowd of mostly toddlers to elementary school kids. It's a highly recommended visit. You can buy food off their grill, or bring your own picnic. Unfortunately they're only open through October 31, but if you miss it this year keep it in mind for next spring.