If adventure had an Ohio zip code it would surely be 43123. Just a short drive from Columbus, Grove City is an unexpected natures paradise. Whether you like your adventure heart pounding or heartwarming, Grove City offers options for everyone from thrill seekers to wine sippers (and all those in between) with a range of activities that can only be called Altogether Adventure.
For more high-octane fall adventure, visitors can take aim at LVL UP Sports Paintball Megapark where you can play on themed fields, X-ball courses or woodsball courses. Turn up the excitement with a round of glow-in-the-dark footgolf at Kickmaster Footgolf, then scope out their indoor soccer theme park for year-round fun. Every green space offers up a remarkable range of outdoor activities from fresh water kayaking and tree-canopied cycling at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, to the thrill of fishing or archery in the new 3D range at Scioto Grove Metro Park. This is a place to get your heart rate up and let your spirits soar.
If you like your adventure a little softer, Grove City is also an ideal spot for bliss seekers to naturally refresh both mind and soul. Morning yoga at one of many local studios offers a chance to find your focus for the day. You can feed your curious mind in the Historic Town Center with two museums, then feed your hungry appetite in a variety of local eateries. Take part in a leisurely ride with Heritage Cycles and end with a relaxing brew on the patio at Hop Yard 62. Mother Nature’s handiwork is on display everywhere you look, especially in parks and gardens with fall foliage better than any painting. Bottom line, you may not like your adventure heart pounding, but natural beauty means it will always be breathtaking.
And because true adventure lovers don’t sit inside all winter, Grove City activities span the calendar. Sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing make the most of frosty temps and pristine snow. Take the mile hike out to see the bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park then warm up with a cup of hot coffee at Lilly’s Kitchen Table. Adventures in learning include year-round outdoor festivals and events like Arts in the Alley, Old Time Harvest Day, OktoberFest and Mistletoe Market exploring everything from arts to Grove City’s rich German heritage. You can always find your favorite libations at the Plum Run Winery and other local brew pubs. While treasure hunters can pursue antiques or artisan gifts in the cluster of eclectic shops including Country Hearth Primitives, The Unforgotten Piece, Farm Table on 62, Old World, New Home, Down Home Designs, Kitty Kottage, Never Grow Up Boutique, and more.
From heart pounding exhilaration to heartwarming family time, Grove City is up for fun and down to earth. Close to the city but far from its temperament. It’s a natural escape to workout or to rest up. Best of all, there is no rush hour in Grove City; your journey is perfectly paced for you . . . and anyone else you bring along for the ride.
Start planning your fall adventure at visitgrovecityoh.com or call 800.539.0405 to receive your free Grove City Visitors Guide. And be sure to follow @visitgrovecity on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for even more trip ideas.