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5 Fall Events For Childen In Cleveland Ohio

 

There are so many ways for families to enjoy the comfortable temperatures and beautiful foliage that accompany fall in Greater Cleveland.  Here are a few of our favorites:

1.  Apple Picking:  Enjoy the bounty of local orchards and pick your own apples.  Two great choices – Eddy’s   and Patterson Fruit Farm  both in Chesterland, Ohio  .  Also, a great outing is Patterson’s annual Family Fun Fest which runs for about a month and is perfect for young children.

2.  Lake Farm Park – Tons of fall fun in this Metro Park farm that is open to the public.  Most popular are the Halloween Hayrides – be sure to take the very young crowd to the earlier rides and save the later evening rides for the 5 and up crowd.  A word to the wise, tickets sell out so pre-book!

3. Derthicks Corn Maze  – We just discovered this two years ago and it is now a must on our Fall activity list.  Each year the folks at Derthicks (located in Mantua and convenient to both Cleveland and Akron) create a HUGE picture maze in the corn.  You get a sheet and have to find your way to several checkpoints.  There are some other activities for the kids as well as food and drinks for sale.

4. Hiram House Pumpkin Festival   This year is the 40th year celebration.  It is being held on Sunday, October 9th from 10am-5pm.  Here you’ll find music, games, crafts, animals, and so much more on this spectacular camp located in Chagrin Falls.  Hiram House is a non-profit camp that exists to enrich the lives of children.  This fall fest funds the camp programming and is one of the best fall events in the area. Park at Orange Schools and you will be shuttled to Hiram House.

 

 

5. Boo At The Zoo – For 8 special nights toward the end of October, the Cleveland Zoo opens up for some very special Halloween fun. There’s a train ride, haunted ( green ) house, hay maze, animal show, magic show and so much more. We suggest you get tickets in advance because they can sell out. Both children and adults are encouraged to wear a costume ( not scary though as young children will be there ) and every child in attendance gets a special treat bag.

There are so many more festivals and activities to do while enjoying the crisp fall air.  We invite you to comment and share some of your family favorites!

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About The Authors

The above information is compliments of The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.

They can be reached at 216-346-3235 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna.com or amyschuman@howardhanna.com.

The Schumans service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

5 Fall Events For Children In Cleveland Ohio is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©October,2011

 

Derthick’s Corn Maze – Cleveland OH

Derthick’s Corn Maze – Cleveland OH

Corn maze at Derthick's Farm

Corn Maze at Derthick's Farm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People are always looking for fun activities to do in the fall, and we had a great experience that we’d like to share.  A corn maze.  We have lived in Cleveland for over 15 years now and before last year, we had never heard of such a thing. Thanks to an invitation from some local friends, we experienced the fun at Derthick’s and had such a great time, that we came back again this year.

The corn maze, just like the name would indicate, is a maze through corn, and is located on the Derthick family farm. However, it is not just a few twists and turns. Every year, the shape of the maze changes, and this year the maze was shaped in a football theme, specifically dedicated to the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. It is sort of hard to describe just how cool this maze is, so you can check it out for yourself. I don’t know how they actually create the maze, but it’s really unbelievable.

There are actually 3  mazes, all different lengths. Our group opted for the longest maze which was about 3.5 miles, and encompassed the entire maze. However, there were two smaller mazes for those who didn’t want to walk as much, or who had really small children.

Check point inside Derthick's corn maze

One of many checkpoints inside the corn maze

Going through the maze entails more than just walking and following a map. There is actually a scavenger hunt of sorts, inside the maze. There are check points located throughout different parts of the maze, and the goal is to find all of the spots and check them off your card. There is a punch card located at each designated location as the picture indicates. 

This year, they added a twist similar to the game “Clue”.  In the beginning, everyone was given a “scorecard” and at random checkpoints, they would have an animal, location, and item. The goal was to check off all items until you were left with only 1 from each category. The kicker was that you had to go through the entire maze to do this. A special prize was given to everyone who revealed the correct answers at the end. After about 1 1/2 hours, we hit all the checkpoints and came away with the right answers. If you want to know the answers, you’ll have to check it out for yourself.

Besides the maze, there were other things to do as well. Located just outside

Hay maze at Derthick's

Hay Maze located next to corn maze

 the corn maze, there was a hay maze that seemed to be a big hit with both kids and adults. There was also a separate “farm experience”  that gave people an opportunity to see different animals and learn about farming. And of course, there was a great concession stand, stocked with all the fall favorites like caramel apples and apple cider. 

 

 

Derthick’s Corn Maze is open the last two weekends in September, and every weekend in October ( Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ). We attended during the day, but they are open until 11PM and have a bonfire at night. Admission is $8 for those over 4. Officially, Derthick’s is located about 35 miles Southeast of Cleveland and 30 miles Northeast of Akron. It took us only about 20-25 minutes from the East side of Cleveland, and was well worth the trip.

If you are looking to spend some quality time with family and friends, there’s still one weekend left this year, so make plans to attend the Corn Maze at Derthicks.

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About The Authors

The above information pertaining to Cleveland Real Estate News was provided by The Schuman Team, Amy and Dan, of Howard Hanna.  They can be reached at 216-346-3235 or via email, danschuman@howardhanna or amyschuman@howardhanna.

We service the following Cleveland area suburbs: Bainbridge, Bay Village, Beachwood, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Lakewood, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Oakwood Village, Orange, Pepper Pike, Shaker Heights, Solon, South Euclid, University Heights, Westlake, Woodmere.

Derthick’s Corn Maze – Cleveland OH  is the property of The Schuman Team and may not be duplicated or used without their written consent. ©October,2010