25 Essential Greater Cleveland Fall Activities to Look Forward to This Season
Fall is nearly upon us and that means pumpkin and apple picking, hay rides, corn mazes, haunted trails and fall-flavored treats will soon be here...and we're not complaining. After all, the Midwest truly shines in the autumnal season. Here's a few Greater Cleveland activities that you can't miss during the fall season.
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Whether it’s on a drive, a hike, a bike ride or a trail, there are a plethora of great places to see the changing of the colors in Northeast Ohio. There’s about a month when the colors are at their peak. Don’t waste it.
4101 Fulton Pkwy., Cleveland
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a kid-friendly halloween event that might not be as scary as some of the other places on this list, but it’s a great place for the whole family to go. Boo at the Zoo features a character dinner, movies, train rides and more. The dates are Fridays through Sundays from October 11th through the 27th.
Real campers know camping in the summer is for the weak. It’s the fall where you truly feel one with nature, when you wake up and you’re so cold you need to sit around the fire but crack open that first brew and you’re good to go. And if you can’t handle the elements, try glamping
We have a National Park right in our own backyard - you’re damn right it has perfect autumn views. Whether you’re taking a ride on the Scenic Railroad or just hiking the Towpath, you’ll surely see something to take your breath away.
Not everything on the list is in Cleveland proper, but there are certain Northeast Ohio expeditions that we'd be crazy to exclude. Here's one: Take a trip on one of the longest, most historic railway tours in America through the 33,000 acres of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You can also have dinner and an adult beverage on the train and pretend like you’re sophisticated like the Europeans. The views combined with the fall foliage are breathtaking.
8800 Euclid Chardon Rd., Kirtland
"Stalk" through this 3-acre corn maze daily through October 17th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to the daily corn maze, two Corn and Pumpkin weekends are taking place on October 8th and 9th, 15th, 16th and 17th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can help husk, shell and grind the corn plus make homemade corn husk dolls and paint pumpkins.
Corn mazes, yes corn mazes are big things. I mean, we live in Ohio, what else do you expect?
There’s nothing like going for a drive through the countryside during the fall. The cool breeze in the air, the leaves changing colors, you can see your breath but it’s hopefully not too chilly. Get in your car, take a drive and stop some place quaint.
Fall means apple-picking season and luckily for Northeast Ohioans, there are a ton of great orchards to pick apples from. This fun fall activity makes for a great time for the whole family.
If there’s anywhere in Ohio that could be considered wine country, it’s definitely Geneva on the Lake. With close to 20 wineries in a pretty small area, it’s an oenophile’s dream and it’s the perfect destination to see the beautiful fall foliage.