hayrides_delawareAhhh fall! Get ready for harvests and leaf peeping adventures. Have you taken your ghouls on a hayride? Fall festivities with a sneak peak into some of our most famous farms & parks for hayrides, campfires and more. Grab the family or gather a group of friends and get boot scooting. There’s a whopping line up of LOCAL Fall adventure to be had and no time to waste. Check back for more hayride additions throughout the fall season.


Hayrides at Bellevue photo by Richard Albertson

Hayrides at Bellevue State Park

Thursday- Sunday, September thru November

Hayrides last approximately 50 minutes and are followed by an inviting one-hour campfire. Group hayrides are available from September through November, and evening hayrides are offered on selected dates in the fall. Hop on board for a ride around beautiful Bellevue State Park, and afterward enjoy s’mores and beverages by the campfire. Call (302) 761-6963 for information.

Hayrides at Carousel Park

Fridays & Saturdays, October thru November

EVENING HAYRIDES ARE BACK! Enjoy a scenic 40-minute hayride around the park, then warm up at the bonfire. pBring your own s’more supplies. Skewers are available by request. Fridays and Saturdays 4p-7p.  Reservations required. Group booking also available. Call (302) 995-7670.The Carousel Park and Equestrian Center facility is located on 217 acres of New Castle County park land.

Hayrides at Brandywine Creek State Park

Fridays & Saturdays, 10/21 – 11/5

Bring your friends and join the crew for good old-fashioned fun on a hayride around the park followed by a cozy campfire. Bring a blanket, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) and settle in for a 45-minute trip. Group hayrides are available on select dates from October through November.

Hayrides at Fort DuPont State Park

Sundays, 10/23 & 10/30

NEW this year at Fort DuPont! Enjoy a hay ride around the meadows and forests of Fort DuPont State Park. Enjoy the beauty of fall with friends and family. After the 45-minute ride, enjoy a 45 minute campfire and roast some s’mores. $7 per person. Private hayride rentals are available. Call the park office at (302) 834-7941 to register or book your private ride.

Hayrides at Lums Pond State Park

Roll through the woods and fields of Lums Pond State Park with your best hayriding buddies. Bring your own food to serve around an hour-long campfire after the ride (no alcohol allowed). The fee is $125 for a wagon that fits 20-30 people. Call (302) 368 6989 for more information.

Hayrides at White Clay Creek State Park

Saturdays & Sundays 9/26-11/6

On Saturdays and Sundays in the fall, take a 50-minute ride through the Possum Hill area of the park. The ride brings you back to an inviting campfire. Groups may bring food and beverages. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Your group may enjoy the campfire for up to one hour. The fee is $125 for a wagon that seats 25


Hayrides at Hagley

Saturdays & Sundays, 10/22-10/30

Visitors can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Create fall-themed crafts, and see a gunpowder explosion, roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Hayride Express

Friday, 10/14, 10/28 & 11/11

Catch the Hayride Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad. Enjoy a 1-hour round-trip evening ride through the Red Clay Valley to Ashland on an original railroad flatcar converted especially for hayrides.