Fall Favorites: Final Week of October

I’m a self-proclaimed, fall fanatic. I’m your stereotypical pumpkin spice latte, all things pumpkin lover at this time of year. Heck, I even hosted a pumpkin beer tasting party I love it so much.

Aside from pumpkins, there is a lot more of fall to take advantage of in the great state of Ohio. Looking for some inspiration or want to know where the most beautiful colors are? Check out my recommendations below and share where I should hit up before all the trees are bare!

Ramseyer Farms: Every year I make a point to check out a local corn maze. While Mapleside Farms in Brunswick is the closer option, we ventured out to Wooster for a maze that I hoped would be worth the drive. For a very reasonable $12 you can try out a maze in the shape of Ohio (with the real highways labeled within) and a maze that changes themes each year – this past year it was Lion King. Not only do you have the mazes, but a variety of other activities and warm apple cider to warm you up after you’ve conquered the mazes. And yes, it was well worth the 50 minute drive.

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Holden Arboretum: While I was a little turned off by the $10 admission to this beautiful park, you can’t argue with the fact that the grounds are immaculate. For an additional amount you can also enjoy the newly added canopy walk and Emergent Tower. Don’t wait too long though, as they close for the season on November 1. The canopy walk is pretty small, but the tower gives you 360 views of the Cleveland area. Hello beautiful fall colors from above!

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Cleveland Metroparks: Truly any of the Metroparks are going to give you that bit of fall color you’re looking for, but of the few that I’ve visited West Creek, Rocky River and Brecksville Reservation are some of the best.

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Pumpkin Carving: Why not mix a classic holiday tradition with pumpkin ale, served up at bars around town? Most bars and restaurants include a pumpkin with your beer and some even offer the chance to win prizes.

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