Northeast Ohio Fall Family Fun

There’s nothing like a brisk hike in the woods through the crisp autumn air and maybe taking part in a festival or visiting a farm to recharge your batteries. And there’s no place better to do it than Medina County.

Enjoy the Foliage

The Medina County Fall Foliage Tour, a county tradition since 1968, enables participants to drive the route themselves. Held during the second full weekend of October, each year, the tour highlights up to fifteen places, including farms, agribusinesses, historical societies, special events, and other venues.

Visitors interested in putting their hiking boots to good use can trek through Medina County’s many parks. Explore Hubbard Valley Park’s placid lake and woodsy trails or the Susan Hambley Nature Center at Brunswick Lake.  You can enjoy the beauty of Lake Medina Park’s 105-acre lake or stroll along the nature trails in River Styx Park, where hundreds of neo-tropical songbirds migrate each year from Central America. Allardale Park offers a variety of hiking trails rated from easy to moderate to difficult that can put your pulse in the aerobic zone.

Attend Fall Events

What better way to spend a gorgeous Fall Sunday than strolling through charming towns while browsing handcrafted and vintage goods? It all happens on October 8th – so mark your calendar! Start your day in Medina at the Heart & Home Marketplace in Medina Public Square from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Shop goods by local craftspeople while enjoying live music, food trucks, yard games, and lots more.

Then head to Seville for A Gathering in the Village from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Held by Rustewelle Design House, the event will feature vintage wares, baked goods, homegrown products, plantings, decor, jewelry, and clothing.

Have Fun on the Farm

Medina County’s local farms are great fall destinations. In Valley City, you can explore Beriswill Farms and its pumpkin patch, corn maze, and farm market. And maybe even put in an order for a side of beef to get you through the coming winter! To pick your own pumpkins, peaches, and apples, visit Richardson Farms in Medina.

When ready for an activity-packed adventure, head to Mapleside Farms in Brunswick for their Pumpkin Village and Fall Festivals. Starting mid-September and running through October, Mapleside’s Pumpkin Village is 100 acres of family fun, including a giant jump pillow, corn mazes, hayrides, and a 311-foot super slide.

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