My Fall Favorites in Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland in the Fall is one of my favorite things to experience. The season doesn’t usually pick up until late September to early October and you still may get a few hot days in the mix but there’s something special about fall. Chilly mornings, crunchy footsteps walking through fallen leaves, intense autumn colors, apple cider, pumpkin farms, and one step closer to spooky season, I see you Halloween! There’s so much to love about fall, here are some of my favorites.
Visit Rocky River Reservation
Vivid Fall Colors, Fort Hill Stairs, lovely drive
There are many parks within the Cleveland Metroparks, however, Rocky River Reservation has always been one of my favorites. This is the first parkland purchased for the Metroparks back in 1919 and spans multiple cities which makes it great for taking a long drive through the windy, park roads taking in the beautiful fall colors.
It’s also really fun to hike through. I gravitate towards the Nature Center area where the Fort Hill Staircase is located. If you’re looking for a good workout, just go ahead and walk up this 155 step, 90 ft tall staircase for some incredible views of the park.
Some other great attractions are the Berea Falls, a golf course, a lagoon area, a farm, and much more.
Visit Ohio’s Only National Park
Rocky Ledges and waterfalls
Brandywine Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and it’s easy to see why. In addition to being an easy walk to get to from parking, its powerful falls surrounded by the crisp and vivid fall colors make it a sight to see during peek fall.
Hiking the ledges involves a bit more of a hike to get to from the parking area, but is another popular destination. Its rocky formations surrounded by the trees make for some incredible views and a great hike.
Check out my post on Hiking the Ledges in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Visit Szalay’s Farm & Market
haUNTED HAYRIDES, APPLE CIDER, AND PUMPKINS GALORE
If you visit Cuyahoga National Park for some colorful fall exploring be sure to stop at Szalay’s Farm for some fall goodies. Pumpkins, corn, and all kinds of fall goodies can be found here including a giant corn maze! If you’re looking for that fall farm feeling be sure to stop by. Visit their website here for more details.
Cedar Point’s Halloweekends
Ah, America’s Roller Coast! I’ll admit, we haven’t visited recently but one of my favorite times at the park is during Halloweekends! The park gets spooky making it extra fun and it’s not as hot as during the summer. Cedar Point is a short trip west of Cleveland in Sandusky, Ohio, and worth the visit!
Check out more information here
There you have it, some of my favorite things to do in Cleveland during the fall. What’s on your list?