Fall Fun Guide – 100+ Things to Do

100 Things to Do Fall Ohio

If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration for family friendly fall fun, this list is for you!  Below you’ll find details on 100 things to do in Northeast Ohio this fall!

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100 Things to Do in Northeast Ohio this Fall

Pick Your Own Apples in Northeast Ohio

Get outside, enjoy some fresh air and Pick Apples at a Local Apple Orchard

Wondering what to do with all those apples?  Consider making Caramel Apples or Crockpot Applesauce.

Looking for some good old fashioned fun on the farm?  Browse through the list of over 40 area Pumpkin Farms, Corn Mazes & Hayrides

Enjoy the fun at an annual Fall Festival with pumpkin carving contests, s’mores, caramel apples and more.

Or visit Stearns Homestead Farm or Mill Creek Metroparks Farm where admission is always FREE and they often have many great events.

Many counties also organize farm tours during the fall months. In years past this has included Lorain, Stark and Wayne Counties. Subscribe to the Northeast Ohio Family Fun weekly newsletter to be notified of the weekends they occur this year.

Family Friendly Halloween Events Northeast Ohio

Check out the Family Friendly Halloween Events & Activities and let your kids don their Halloween costumes again and again. Note:  This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in mid-September

Find out when your community is having Trick-or-Treat this year. Note: This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in early October.

Head to Cedar Point for their Kids Friendly Halloweekends event.

Or if you have older kids or are planning an adults night out you may want to check out the area Haunted Houses & Halloween Thrills 

You can also drive around and enjoy these FREE Halloween Yard Displays like a house transformed into a pirate ship, the transformer house, musical light displays and much more. Note: This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in early October.

Zoos Aquariums Exotic Animals in Northeast Ohio

Calling all Summit County residents, on specific days during September you can get FREE Admission to the Akron Zoo. You must get your tickets in advance.

You can also see the animals at the Cleveland ZooAkron Zoo or Cleveland Aquarium at any time

Get in FREE at many area museums during FREE Museum Admission Day (Sept 26, 2015).

And the Pro Football Hall of Fame typically host a FREE Kids Friday in November. Details aren’t available yet, but I’ll include the details when they become available. Note: Sign up for the FREE Northeast Ohio Family Fun Newsletter so you don’t miss out

Of course you visit the area Museums & Science Centers at any time for some educational fun!

Family Fun at Secrest Arboretum Wooster Ohio

Go down the HUGE slide at Secrest Arboretum or visit one of the many other Outdoor Gardens & Arboretums across Northeast Ohio

Grab your smart phone, download the free geocaching app and head out on a Geocaching scavenger hunt

Try your hand at Orienteering

Hike to the Waterfall in Akron at the Gorge part of Summit County Metroparks

Cheer on the tribe at a Cleveland Indian’s Game and let the kids enjoy the Kid’s Zone

Water Slides at Great Wolf Lodge

Swimming outdoors may not be possible, but you can always enjoy water park fun at one of the Indoor Waterparks like Great Wolf Lodge, Castaway Bay and Splash Harbor (great for young children)

Let your kids burn off some energy at one of the many featured Parks & Playgrounds.

Hike the trails at a State or Metropark, you can even participate in the Summit Metroparks Fall Hiking Spree 

Sign up for the Cleveland Metroparks Kids Club 


Ride on a Canal Boat pulled by a Horse

Get out your bikes and take a Family Bike Ride On the Towpath Trail. Enhance the fun by participating the fall Bicycle Poker Run (Saturday, September 12)

Wondering what a bicycle poker run is?  Read Our Review and see pictures of the canal horses we passed one the tow path.

Observe the changing leaves during one of the Northeast Ohio Fall Foliage Driving Tours 

Or, let your kids ride around one of these mini cities: Kiddy City in Wooster | Safety Village in Stow

Indoor Play Centers

With the cooler temps, you may need to play inside. Enjoy Laser Tag, Inflatables, Trampoline Parks, Roller Skating and more at one of the local Indoor Play Centers

You could even play a round or two of  Glow in the Dark Mini Golf

Do Science Experiments at Home

Many Thanks to Kristian from OhioFestivals.net for providing us with the inside scoop on some of the Unique Festivals Happening this FallNote: Monthly Festival details are update at the beginning of each month

Northeast Ohio Birthday Party Guide

Does your child have a birthday party during the summer months? Use the Birthday Party Planning Guide to help make planning a breeze.

Enjoy a free kid’s meal at one of the restaurants that offer Kid’s Eat Free

Sign your Kids up for Art Classes or  Music Lessons 

Head to the Cleveland Museum of Art (it’s always FREE Admission) for their FREE Family Days on the second Sunday of each month.

Learn to build at a Home Depot Kids Workshop or Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinics

FREE Chocolate Factory Tours Canton Ohio

Take a tour of Harry London’s Chocolate Factory, learn how chocolate is made and get some free samples too

Find out about all the fun events and ways to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.  Note:  This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in early November

Speaking of Thanksgiving, take the time to create a Thankful Tree with your kids. It’s a fun visual reminder of how many little and big things we can be thankful for.

And for those who like to get their Christmas Tree’s the day after Thanksgiving, check out the list of area Christmas Tree Farms where you can Cut Your Own Christmas TreeNote:  This event listing is updated yearly with current information available in early November

MAPS Air Museum in Canton Ohio

See historical airplanes and more at MAPS Air Museum 

Get some great deals on gently used children’s clothing at an area Kid’s Fall/Winter Consignment Sale

So how about you?  Are there any locations on the list that you’ve been to before?  Attractions you’re hearing about for the first time?  I’d love for you to leave a comment about the places on the list you’d recommend or if there are any places you know of that didn’t make the list.

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  1. Lori Brautigam says

    A fun destination spot is The Christmas Shop, D and L Collectables, 111 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Open 7 days a week, free coffee. More than just Christmas, gifts for all seasons


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