It seems that every year I have a bittersweet feeling about fall. One part of me is excited about the excellent weather, wonderful aromas, and the changing of the flora and fauna all around. Another part of me, however, starts to think one season past fall; about the cold weather, eradict drivers, and baren trees – winter is obviously not my favorite season! Despite the fact that fall does lead right into winter, I am choosing to carpe celete. I have taken sometime to share some of my favorite Fall activities in Central Ohio below. Please be sure to share yours as well via comments.
Take a Drive
There is something absolutely sureal about driving through a tunnel of trees. But in the fall, when the wind blows through the red, yellow and orange leaves, it seems like you are driving through fire. What better way to spend time with your loved ones and family than to hop in the car, pack a picnic lunch and go find the most beautiful leaves.
In the central ohio area, the best place to go for beautiful scenery and leaves is the Hocking Hill Area. Take a short trip down Rt 33, and before you know it you are in the midst of some beautiful views and nature.
There are many other areas to see great scenery, so don’t be afraid to get out there and check it out, you might just be surprised how freeing it is to drive around with the radio, scenic nature and your loved ones!
The fall is one of the best times to go camping. The weather is great – warm in the day, comfortable for sleeping at night. The scenery is beautiful and there is plenty to do.
There are also many places to go camping at a very affordable pirce. National and state parks offer some of the best camping, but there are also so privately owned campgrounds that are also great. A word of advice would be to make sure that you take the time to research where you are going. Make sure that you are picking a campsite with plenty to do and some great trails close by.
Go to a Farm – Try your Luck in a Corn Maze
If you have never tried a corn maze before, then you are missing out. These are life size mazes in maize! Often they can be frustrating, but they all end up being fun. This is a great activity to carve out a chunk of your day to take part in. While you are at the farm you will also want to make sure you take a tractor ride, drink some cider, have pumpkin pie, and really soak in all that is around.
There are typically farms offering fall events all over the palce, just do a quick google search and I’m sure you’ll be able to find something quick. Be sure to call ahead and get prices, so places only take cash, and you don’t want to get out there only to find you don’t have any money!
Carve a Pumpkin
While you are at the farm, be sure to pick up some pumpkins. It is always great fun to carve out fun faces and animals into the pumpkins. If you are feeling extra creative, you can even bring in outside props. Just be sure to use caution when cutting!
Be sure to take some time and enjoy all that fall offers. If there is something that you love to do in fall, be sure to let us know in the comments section.