Climb aboard the The Skunk Train’s “Pumpkin Express” to choose your best Jack-o’-Lantern in Northern California this fall.

The Skunk Train offers a two-hour roundtrip adventure departing from downtown Willits, just off Highway 101, and traveling to a magical redwood glade–where children (and dogs!) can run their little gourds off, tackling a hay bale maze and picking out a pumpkin to bring home.

You can create an enchanting family outing that will easily become an annual favorite. It’s an experience that can be enjoyed by all ages (not just the littles). And bonus! No one will be sitting in a corner glued to their phone or tablet.

The roundtrip trains leave from 299 East Commercial Street in Willits at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and return approximately two hours later. Trains run Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays now through the month of October. Each leg of the train ride is 45 minutes with a 30-minute stop at the pumpkin patch.

Ticket prices for this year’s Pumpkin Express Train start at $59.95 for ages three and older. Babies two years old and younger ride free on a lap, and the price for your dog is $10.95. In addition, a VIP ticket is available for $94.95, which includes advanced boarding, a commemorative gift, and priority concessions.

Picking the perfect pumpkin has never been more fun. Book now for the best family fall excursion along Highway 101. Tickets at