I'm really looking forward those drizzly, crisp fall days and autumn skies. This year is going to be different without fall festivals and having to miss out on some of my traditions. I created this fall bucket list to give you some inspiration on things you can still enjoy during our first covid fall season.
Gorman Heritage Farm
10052 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Gorman Heritage Farm is home of the annual Sunflower Festival. Although it's cancelled this year, you can still go there and enjoy the farm. I went here last year, and was not expecting such a big farm minutes from downtown Cincinnati. You can do a walking tour and visit the farm animals. They planted sunflowers this year that are set to start blooming in October. You can check their website and follow them on Facebook for more information and updates.
Apple picking at A&M Farm Orchard
22141 State Route 251, Midland, OH 45148
This apple orchard is located about 50 mins away from Cincinnati, and is the perfect little getaway to pick your own apples. You can typically start apple picking in mid or end of September. Check their Facebook page for daily updates on when you can go. I hope to make a homemade apple pie with mine, this will a first for me so wish me luck! Don't forget to buy some of their apple cider when you go.
Hiking at the Cincinnati Nature Center
4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH 45150
The Cincinnati Nature Center is now open to both, members and non-members. This place has some gorgeous hiking trails, streams, waterfalls and ponds. I love going here in the fall. Registration for time slots on their website is required before entering.
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Take a trip to Fairborn, OH
I would like to name Fairborn the official Halloweentown of Ohio. The Halloween festival is cancelled this year, but you can still visit the Foy's Halloween stores in town. I've never seen so many Halloween stores or decorations. There's even a Foy's body parts store. One of my favorite things about this town is how many people decorate their houses. I loved walking around a looking at all the decorations. It's like nothing I've seen before. Some of the decorations are almost taller than the houses. Please go if you get the chance! It's a little over a hour from Cincinnati.
Take a Ghost Tour with American Legacy Tours
Did you know that the iconic Music Hall is considered one of the "most haunted" places in America? Before it was built, the plot was home to an insane asylum. The grounds around it were used to bury bodies of the homeless without coffins. There have been many reports off strange activity and seeing ghosts by the employees. Even if you're not a believer, you'll learn a lot about the history of Cincinnati on one of these tours.
Just get your decorations out!
I don't care what you think! I got my decorations out Sept. 1st and I'm ready to drink PSL's everyday! Who else is with me?? Let me know some things you plan on doing this fall in the comments! As always, feel free to share this!
Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!