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5 Fun Fall Things You Need to Try in Central Ohio

October 25, 2023

5 Fun Fall Things You Need to Try in Central Ohio

It’s no lie that when it comes to fall in Central Ohio, Fairfield County does it best!  Whether you’re looking for a fun family trip or a quick weekend getaway, make unforgettable memories this season with these 5 fun fall things you need to try in central Ohio.

1. The Autumn Experience

We welcome you to explore our beautiful county and have an Autumn Experience like no other. Between beautiful autumn foliage, 15 original covered bridges, fairs and festivals, fun frights, and harvest celebrations, you’re sure to fall in love with Fairfield County!  Explore the Autumn Experience trail or learn more about the cool fall events happening soon.

2. Pumpkin Patches & Apple Picking

No list of fun fall activities would be complete without a visit to the pumpkin patch or an apple orchard! Find the perfect pumpkin at a local farm including:

Pumpkins on a pumpkin farm.
Pumpkins on a pumpkin farm.

Experience the taste of autumn with delicious apples, cider, and more from: 

3. Haunted Happenings

The Fairfield County Infirmary – Featured on the Travel Channel, this former hospital makes for a perfect opportunity to test your courage on a public hunt or flashlight tour alongside a group of friends!  What paranormal activity will you encounter at this spooky spot?

The Haunted Farm – Experience farm-fresh fear at the Haunted Farm!  Enjoy a haunted barn maze, bonfire, corn maze, concessions, and more. 

Find more frightful fun on the Autumn Experience events calendar.

4. Outdoor Autumn Adventures

The midwest is full of opportunities for getting out into nature, and Fairfield County has some of the best trails and parks in the region!  Choose one of the 5 best fall hikes in Fairfield County and catch some amazing views like the one from Mount Pleasant!  There are hikes for all skill levels, and every one of them will put you up close and personal with some breathtaking seasonal foliage.

A male hiker sitting in a wooded area in Central Ohio with colorful leaves on the trees.
A male hiker sitting in a wooden area in Central Ohio with colorful leaves on the trees.

5. Boo’s & Brews

Since Central Ohio has so many awesome breweries, it’s no wonder there’s a wide variety of seasonal drinks to go along with them this autumn. From Outerbelt Brewing’s “Pump’Kin the Brakes,” an ale brewed with butternut squash and cinnamon, to Double Edge’s “Empty Head” pumpkin ale… there’s a special bubbly brew to ring in the season.

Check out the Route 33 Brew Trail and sample tasty craft beers in unforgettable locations.

Of course, Autumn isn’t complete without pumpkin spice lattes, apple pastries, and more!  Check out local cafes for all your autumn caffeine cravings including seasonal flavors like “Harvest Moon” at L-City Coffee+ and the “Drowsey Traveler” from Porter’s Coffee House & Bakery

Explore the FC Java Trail for all of your cozy fall drinks and tasty pastries. 

Three women and a man touring the FC Java Trail with coffees in hand.
Three women and a man touring the FC Java Trail with coffees in hand.

Plan your trip for fall in Fairfield County, Ohio!

There’s also a large variety of unique short-term rentals and traditional hotels for your stay!  Keep comfortable on your getaway with multiple lodging options ranging from cozy cabins, lakefront cottages, historic farmhouses, and more on Airbnb and Vrbo. 

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