Pumpkins, apples, haunted houses and corn mazes! Whatever fall diversion you prefer, your apartment in Stow, OH is perfectly situated to enjoy all the delights the season offers. Below are a few popular attractions that are sure to deliver the best of the season, without venturing too far from home.
Kingsway Pumpkin Farm – Hartville, OH
This family-run pumpkin patch is in its 26th season, and just keeps getting better. The kid-friendly activities range from a petting zoo, corn “pool” to crawling through the large indoor straw tunnel. Take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch and pick out a festive pumpkin to take home. In addition to pumpkins, Kingsway features a themed corn maze every year.
Mapleside Farm – Brunswick, OH
For a brilliant mix of old and new traditions, look no further than Mapleside Farm in Brunswick, OH. The farm, founded in 1927, is named after the maple trees that were once used for syrup production. The apple orchards at Mapleside farm were planted by the original owners as a hobby. As demand for the delicious fruit increased, they began planting more trees, in several varieties. Over the years, the farm became a destination for families to come pick apples and relax in the grass. Current ownership continues this tradition but has expanded the space into a destination for weddings and other events as well as live music. Make Mapleside Farm a Saturday with a large group, or just stop by for a bushel of apples. You won’t be disappointed.
Bloodview – Broadview Heights, OH
Presented by the Broadview Heights Lions Club, it is the only haunted house where the proceeds are donated to charity. As soon as you enter, you are surrounded by interactive monsters that haunt and entertain. Visitors to Bloodview aren’t just spectators, but the attraction is uniquely designed so they are part of the experience. Visit their Facebook page for more information as well as a behind the scenes look at their operations.
The Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory – Akron, OH
The Haunted Schoolhouse and Haunted Laboratory are not for the faint of heart. These two scary attractions have been in operation for over 40 years and continue to fright and delight visitors. Spend an evening in the combined 7 floors of scary sets. The Haunted Schoolhouse and Laboratory consistently make “best of” lists for haunted houses not only in Ohio, but in the United States as well. You can buy tickets as well as reserve parking through their website.
Brandywine Falls – Sagamore Hills, OH
A long-time favorite of Cuyahoga falls residents, Brandywine Falls is the perfect location to view the changing leaves in the fall. Hike to the falls overlook and just hang out among the tall trees, or spend a day wandering through the towering maples. Brandywine Falls offers all of natures beauty for display at your own leisure. Brandywine Falls is also connected to the Metroparks Bike and Hike trail, so if you choose you can bike all the way there. Visit the Brandywine Falls page through the National Parks website for more information on parking and the trails surrounding the falls.