If you're sick of visiting pumpkin patches and corn mazes, you might try taking a trip to Logan for its annual North Logan Pumpkin Walk. They’ve managed to create a Halloween tradition that’s festive and FREE.
As a kid, I visited the North Logan Pumpkin Walk quite often. My aunt and grandma often made a scene for the walk and it was always so exciting to see what they could make with pumpkins. As an adult, I saw some impressive artistic skills and displays. As a kid, I saw magic. Seeing ordinary pumpkins transformed into my favorite characters was fascinating.
The pumpkin walk isn’t the only activity there. You can visit a witch with your kids.
Most kids sat on her lap crying, ours wouldn’t even get out of their stroller! But her little helper gave them a free cookie so they were happy.
There is also an impressive display of "head in the hole" photo props. My six year old was obsessed. She apparently takes these things pretty seriously because she’d stick her head in the hole and then give me a completely straight face.
And, am I the worst mom ever? I just kept picturing laughing about this when he’s a teenager.
The North Logan Pumpkin Walk has been going strong for more than 20 years. Every year the community pulls together to create this event- and it’s pretty special to see. All the scenes are donated. All the witches are volunteers. The pumpkin carving, the Handy Men, and the clean-up. It’s all volunteer work. It’s quite inspiring really.
The Parking lot at Elk Ridge closes at 4:00 pm, buses begin at 6:00 pm. Park at Greenville Elementary (400 E 2500 N) or the Cache Valley Specialty Hospital. The Cache Valley Transit District will run buses every few minutes between the school to Elk Ridge Park starting at 6:00 pm.
Bring a stroller. These scenes are set up along a paved path that's perfect for strollers.
Outhouses are available.
The line moved through quite quickly, I've heard it does get busier at some points in the day. I’d say to plan about an 1 to 1 ½ hours for the walk, visiting the witch and the "head in the hole props"