It's officially Fall and the month of Halloween! Living in Northeast Ohio, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy that last bit of decent weather. The smell of pumpkin spice and apples, the crunch of leaves under your feet, and the endless bonfires that leave you smelling like bonfire smoke for the next week are a few things Fall brings to the table. October is also the month of spooky traditions, trick-or-treating, and lifetime traditions. Here is a list of a few things to do in Northeast Ohio this October/Fall season.
Fall Hayrides at Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation- About a 30 minute ride from Downtown Hudson, this is a great way to get your family in the fall spirit! For more information visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
The Old West Pumpkin Fest at Rockin R Ranch in Columbia Station- This "Country Kid's Show" is family-friendly and interactive for children. There is also a fun house, petting farm, face painting, a farmer's market, and more! For more information, visit www.clevelandhayride.com.
Chagrin Documentary Film Fest- This 5 day event is held Oct. 5-9 and is held to educate and audiences and empower filmmakers. Visit www.chagrinfilmfest.org/ for more information.
Nature at Night- If you're looking for a nighttime activity for your family, you might want to check out this Cleveland Metroparks event featuring live nocturnal animals and other animal programs, children's crafts, and night hikes. For more information visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
Fall Festival of Leaves- This event takes place the third weekend of October and is just a short, half hour drive from Downtown Hudson in Bainbridge, OH. For more information on what the festival provides and a timeline of events visit www.fallfestivalofleaves.com.
Besides festivals, there are also plenty of apple farms, pumpkin patches, and family-friendly destinations that can make for a great fall day. A few farms in Northeast Ohio are Beckwith, Maize Valley, Dussell Farms, Hillcrest Orchards, Kingsway Pumpkin Farm, Sirna's Farm Fall Festival, and more. For more places to visit and for more destinations visit http://www.northernohiotourism.com/ohio_pumpkins.htm.
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