Fall is just the best, isn’t it? It’s the perfect season for getting out and exploring Central Ohio! These fall activities are perfect for those crisp fall days that require a hoodie and your favorite coffee mug.
This season offers some of our most favorite things to do around Columbus and Central Ohio! I look forward to fall: crisp mornings, changing leaves, sweatshirts, and a reprieve from the dog days of summer. It’s also time for some of those quintessential fall activities like pumpkin picking, apple picking, corn mazes, farmers markets and hiking!
5 Fantastic Fall Activities in Central Ohio
Take a look through this list of fun fall activities for Central Ohio families and pick today's adventure:
Apple picking is one of our first fall activites! Apple season is a sign that fall is coming and we do it EVERY year! Apple farms are beautiful, peaceful and a fun way to get in touch with where your food comes from!
Click the link for 5 farms where you can pick your own apples around Central Ohio!
Oh pumpkin farms! I had never even heard of a "fall festival" until I moved to Columbus! Now our fall weekends are filled with visits to the epitomy of fall: the pumpkin farm.
Local farms offer pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, bon fires, zip lines, straw mazes, corn bins, and more! There are activities for every age and stage!
Click the link for a complete list of pumpkin farms and fall festivals in Central Ohio!
When the corn fields reach the end of their season, they serve another purpose: the corn maze!
Click the link for a list of corn mazes in Central Ohio where you will find something for everyone! Some of the mazes are quite large, covering several acres, some are haunted, and others are built just for the little kids!
Corn mazes often have trivia games or scavenger hunts and other activities inside! This is one of the more active fall activites for familes - we usually end up quite lost! LOL! Enjoy!
We LOVE the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks! We are so lucky to have these amazing parks surrounding the city.
I think fall is the BEST time to go hiking in the parks! The weather is perfect for exploring nature and seeing the changing leaves. Plus you won't get as hot and sweaty!
Click the link for a list of trails within the Metro Parks that are kid-friendly. This means relatively level terrain and clocking in at just around 1 mile in length.
Get out and enjoy that fall foliage!
Farmers Markets can go on all year round in Central Ohio, but fall is harvest season and this is when the bounty is plentiful!
One of the best fall activites is hitting up a local farmers market for ripe tomatoes, sweet corn, freshly picked beans and, of course, pumpkins, gourds and fall flowers!
Click the link to peruse a list of Central Ohio farmers markets to find the one nearest you - or make an adventure out of it and visit a new one this fall!
Still needing more fall ideas? Check out these posts:
- Family Friendly Halloween Activities and Trick or Treat Times in Columbus
- 9 Things to do with Your Kids this Fall in Columbus
- 6 Things to do at The Dawes Arboretum this Fall
The glorious season of Autumn goes so fast! We are always trying to squeeze in just one more fall festival or one more farm market! I hope you take time to enjoy some of these activities that only come around once a year!
^ Checking out the pumpkins at Groovy Plants Ranch! ^
Need more ideas? Check out Top 10 Things to do with Kids in Columbus Ohio!
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