After we made our way through the petting farm we headed to the ziplines. There are two areas, one for the little kids and a larger swinging zipline for the bigger kids. Brady loved zipping along the rope lines, he was grinning ear to ear.
Next stop Pumpkin Mountain. We grabbed a corn sack and made our way up the mountain. We whooshed down the slide and immediately B said “again, again.” So back up we went. Again, and again, and (ouch, my calves really hurt) again!
All that climbing and sliding worked up an appetite. There's a big kitchen at Belvedere Plantation where they serve barbecue, brisket, hamburgers, hotdogs and more. You can get fountain drinks and sweet tea as well. Oh, and funnel cakes! Oh my god, the funnel cakes!
There's B caught in a spider web!
Belvedere Plantation has several campsite spots available for rent. You have a nice little space with a campfire where you can grill your hotdogs or make s'mores. We opted for the public campfire space and sat by the fire, relaxing after our big meal.
It started to get chilly so Dave grabbed our jackets from the car for the hayride while Brady and I checked out the bakery and store. He spied some pumpkin rice crispy treats and went nuts so we got him one and he was in heaven.
He munched on his little treat as we headed for the hayride. We piled into the tractor bed and cuddled up on a hay bale and made our way out to the pumpkin patch. I love hayrides, I haven't been on one for years so it was a really nice experience.
We carried our pumpkins back to the truck and said goodbye to Belvedere Plantation. I'm so happy we found this little gem and we'll definitely be back again. It was a great little DC day trip for some fall fun, with lots to do for kids of all ages.