In South Florida, where the advent of autumn isn’t trumpeted by a big change in the weather (unless you count the conclusion of hurricane season), there is one seasonal ritual that says “fall” as well as any other: Broward County’s Parks’ Family Hayrides and Campfires.
Beginning Fridays and Saturdays this month, families can spend a weekend evening enjoying a bit of nature and some old-fashioned fun on a hayride through one of four parks. The fun doesn’t stop when the ride does, though, as everyone gathers around a campfire to warm things up — including marshmallows for making s’mores.
The events cost are $3.50/person, which includes one hayride and a bag of s’mores fixings. Preregistration and prepayment are required by calling or visiting the park of your choice. The regular weekend gate fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect at Markham Park.
Fridays, Oct. 11, 6:30-9pm,
and Dec. 6, 7-9:30pm
1000 NW 38 St., Oakland Park
Saturdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28,
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise
Quiet Waters Park
Fridays, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13,
401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach
Fridays, Oct. 25, Nov. 29, Dec. 20,
3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood