5 Fun Fall Activities in Ohio

With the fall season finally here, there are a ton of fun fall activities in Ohio. Whether you’re looking for some serious scares or more laid-back family fun, check out this list to find a few ideas to get you inspired for your next local trip!

1. Check out the beautiful fall scenery on the Heart of Ohio Trail.

Starting in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the Heart of Ohio Trail runs to the Village of Centerburg. The trail offers close to 20 miles of walking, in-line skating, geocaching and biking. With over 19 bridges and a wide variety of wildflowers, trees and birds, this trail is the perfect place to take in some of Ohio’s best fall scenery.

While you’re there, be sure to check out Main Street Mount Vernon, where you can find a variety of fantastic local shops. From making a pumpkin-spice-scented candle at The Scent Life Candle Bar to enjoying a delicious apple crisp at Half Baked Café and Catering, this quaint, small town is full of fun fall-themed activities!

2. Enjoy fresh apple cider at MacQueen Orchards.

Located in Holland, Ohio, MacQueen Orchards is open year-round, offering various fun festivals and events. In the fall, you can pick your own apples or stop into the farm market for some of the season’s best treats, such as fresh apple cider, delicious apple pies, locally-grown pumpkins and more!

3. Seek thrills at Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends.

From Sept. 17 through Oct. 31, attendees can enjoy Cedar Point’s Halloween-themed fun at HalloWeekends Thursdays through Sundays. For those looking for a good scare this spooky season, stay for late hours to enjoy immersive mazes, scare zones, thrilling shows and more. Is fear not your thing? Don’t worry! The Tricks and Treats Fall Fest will be going on during the day so the whole family can enjoy the fun! This event will feature delicious food tastings, not-so-scary fall activities, your favorite rides, live entertainment and more!

The best part? You can save over 40% on your tickets today as a AAA member! Click here to get started.

4. Find your perfect pumpkin at Pigeon Roost Farm.

Located in Hebron, Ohio, Pigeon Roost Farm is full of pumpkin fun for everyone! Most of the pumpkins are put on display to make it easy for kids to pick their favorites. In addition to pumpkin picking, you can also shop from their market for more of your fall favorites and check out various local crafters on the weekends. The farm also has a corn maze, kids’ play areas, wagon rides, face painting and more!

5. Get spooked on a ghost tour.

There are a variety of freakishly fun ghost tours available throughout Ohio. Hear tales of ghosts, ghouls and more on a haunted walking tour put on by Columbus Ghost ToursHaunted Tiffin Ghost Walks and the “Queen City is Haunted” tour, to name a few. No matter which one of these spooky adventures you choose, you’re sure to have a GHOULD time!


Are you looking for more fun fall activities in Ohio? See a longer list of options from Ohio Tourism here! Be sure to check out our AAA Discounts and Rewards page to see what deals you can get as a member before you choose your next adventure!

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