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Enjoy the Rest of Summer and Fall in Love with Toledo

Dive into fun fall activities and check out these spots as we welcome Autumn in Northwest Ohio!

Shorter summer days signal the start of corn mazes and pumpkin farms while still providing plenty of warm temps to enjoy all the outdoor activities the whole family will love. Be sure to squeeze in some time for a local craft beer for mom and dad!

photo provided by Macqueen Orchards

MACQUEEN ORCHARDS

Starting mid-September through the third week in October, you can drive your car right into MacQueen Orchards apple grove to pick your own apples! MacQueen’s grows 16 apple varieties along with 10 varieties of peaches and plenty of locally grown seasonal vegetables year-round. The annual Apple Butter Stir Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the fall harvest. Also, be sure to visit Martha's Gift Shop and Boutique for unique gifts not found in most stores.

photo provided by Wheeler Farms

WHEELER FARMS

Wheeler Farms in Whitehouse, OH, known for creating one of the best corn mazes in the state, features three mazes of varying skill levels with a total of 16 acres of family fun. The 2022 Corn Maze at The Butterfly House is all about keeping it LOCAL!!! Even the most savvy navigator will be challenged trying to find all 18 checkpoints throughout nearly 5 miles of intricate mazes. Bring your friends and family and experience The Corn Maze at The Butterfly House! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from September 17 through October 30.

photo provided by Metroparks Toledo

METROPARKS TOLEDO

What better way to enjoy the cooler summer days than to take a hike at one our 19 glorious Metroparks Toledo? In addition to endless miles of scenic trails to hike or bike, the Metroparks offer kayaking, overnight camping, archery and more. Check out the newest Metroparks to explore including Cannonball Prairie, Manhattan Marsh Preserve and Glass City Metropark. To search for activities and view the complete event calendar, click here.

photo provided by Gardenview Flowers

GARDENVIEW U-PICK FLOWERS

Enjoy the beauty of nature while picking your very own bouquet of flowers from GardenView’s specialty cut flower field. Just Bring a Ball brand quart-size mason jar or buy a 4” wide vase at check-in ($2 for vase) to fill with as many flowers as you would like! Guests may borrow clippers from GardenView Flowers for picking flowers and receive a complimentary bottle of water with each U-Pick. Afterwards, shop the gift shop for treasure and the flower stop to peruse their dried flowers selection. Open daily through the end of September.

FLEITZ PUMPKIN FARM

Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, opening for the season on September 6, is the perfect family outing with plenty of activities including two corn mazes (five acre and one acre), hayrides, a corn “sandbox” and much more. Arrive hungry and head over to the snack shack for a delicious hot sandwich or freshly-made donuts and wash it down with cider slushes, or choose from a delicious variety of donut sundaes. Unique fall produce includes all sizes and shapes of pumpkins, gourds and squash, apples, straw bales, Indian corn, hardy mums, plus apple cider and popcorn. Fleitz is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through October 31.

photo provided by Schedel Arboretum & Gardens

SCHEDEL ARBORETUM & GARDENS

Schedel Arboretum & Gardens is a breathtaking 17-acre garden estate, located just 30 minutes southeast of Toledo. Explore gardens of nearly 20,000 annuals, roses, perennials, irises and lilies, including a Japanese garden complete with Torii, waterfall, pools, lanterns, bridges and a pagoda. Upcoming events include the Art Loop Festival, Beer & Wine Tastings, Make and Take classes, and more. During your visit, make sure to stop in The Blair Museum of Lithophanes the largest collection of lithophanes in the world. Lithophanes are fine carvings made in wax and a die that is cast to which thin layers of porcelain are added. In its natural state, the lithophane looks like nothing more than a white plaster etching, though when backlit, come to life with detailed intricacy. Schedel is open for the season through October 31, 2022

419 ALE TRAIL

Why should kids have all the fun? Hop on the 419 Ale Trail to begin your northwest Ohio craft brewery adventure. To begin your journey, download the free, mobile-exclusive digitized passport to check in at participating breweries and craft beverage locations in Toledo and throughout northwest Ohio. Guests who sign up for the 419 Ale Trail will receive a sticker upon their initial stop, followed by prizes after 12, 24 and 35 stops with entries into grand prizes drawings. A number of breweries also provide special discounts to redeem along the way. It’s a great way to explore northwest Ohio with friends and family. For those up to the task, you have until June 17, 2023 to complete the entire Trail. Visit 419AleTrail.com and get started.

For more ideas on great attractions, shopping, restaurants and outdoor activities, check out VisitToledo.org. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us @ToledoCVB and use #ThisIsToledo on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.