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Mendo Lake Family Life

All Aboard the Pumpkin Express!

Most folks drive to a pumpkin patch, or, if they are lucky, perhaps orange gourds grow in their backyards. But the passengers of the Pumpkin Express are trying something different. They’re taking a train to a patch, where they’ll pick a pumpkin and take it home. Departing from Fort Bragg and Willits, the special Skunk Train runs every year. This fall, hop on it Saturdays and Sundays, October 2–31. Tickets are $10.95–$52.95 and may be purchased at