Fall Weekend Adventures in Ohio: Castles & Apple Fritters

Fall Weekend Adventures in Ohio: Castles & Apple Fritters

Squires Castle in the Cleveland Metroparks

September marks the end of summer and the start of fall. Make the most of the change in seasons — and the start of the school year — by filling your weekends with family fun. Need a few ideas? We’ve got your plans all ready! From nearby festivals to farther away adventures, mark your calendars. Here are our suggestions for activities to keep your crew busy every weekend this month — and even beyond.

September 16:

Tough to get your kiddos outta bed on a Saturday? Me, too. I coax them outside with the promise of apple fritters. We’ll head out to Patterson Fruit Farm in Chesterland where starting in mid-September you can pick your own apples on Saturdays and Sundays – you’ll even take a wagon ride out into the orchard. Call before you go to make sure the apples are ready. To supplement our apple crop, we buy a few apple fritters to share — they’re massive so one easily feeds 3 people (even adults).

We bring our stash with us to nearby Squire’s Castle, which is just a short, 10-minute drive into the Cleveland Metroparks‘ North Chagrin Reservation. Walk through the empty castle before trekking through the trails tucked just behind. it.

Look ahead to fall weekend fun the rest of this month, too!

September 23: Pumpkins & State Parks

September 30: Corn Mazes & Ledges

About the author

I’m a freelance writer, recipe developer, and—most importantly—mother of three. My work has appeared in KIWI, Parenting, Parents, Relish, USAA Magazine, BabyZone.com, BettyConfidential.com, and Yahoo Shine!. I’m currently a contributing editor for MetroParent magazine, the regional parenting publication of the greater Detroit area.

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