Mazes, wagons, pumpkins, oh my! What better way to take in the changing season than with a Little Miami bike ride? Or even taking a shot at archery? The outdoorsy Cincinnatian will surely find a way to welcome in the cooling weather and crispy leaves through these fall adventures:
1. Adventure AcresAdventure Acres offers four mazes—totaling 8.5 miles—and more than 62 acres of maze land, making their mazes the largest in Ohio. While not all those who wander are lost, sometimes getting lost does happen. With provided coordinates for the entry and exit of the maze, wanderers can easily use their GPS-enabled phones or devices to get them back to the real world. Adults (13+): $9.75, Seniors (65+): $7.75, Kids (5-12): $6.75, free for ages 4 and under. General admission includes access to all four corn mazes, one ride on the cow train, entrance to the barnyard animal area, access to the kid's play area, and more. Thru Nov. 4, http://adventureacres.com/
2. Irons’ Fruit Farm
Visitors to Irons’ Fruit Farm in Lebanon can take a hayride out to their pick-your-own pumpkin patch or venture on foot out to the raspberry patch (watch for thorns!). The farm also offers a 12-acre corn maze and more than a few furry animal friends. Don’t miss the indoor Farm Market with ice cream, cider, apple butter, jellies, jams, pies, and much more. Pay for your picked goods by the pound, corn maze admission is $5 ages 5-12 and $7 for age 13+. http://ironsfruitfarm.com/
3. Outdoor Archery at Winton WoodsEven if you aren’t prepping for the Hunger Games, you will still look pretty cool if you know how to handle a bow and arrow. The Adventure Outpost at Winton Woods offers archery lessons from certified instructors. Archers will use provided equipment and must be able to pull a minimum of 10 pounds draw weight. Register by Oct. 4 to start your training. $15, Oct. 7 at 1 pm, http://greatparks.org/
4. Halloween Nights at Winton WoodsWinton Woods hosts a must-see, not-so-spooky Halloween event. Visitors of the 15th-anniversary Halloween Nights will see a Hardly Haunted House, ride a wagon through Spooky Hollow Ghost Town, and warm up at a Creepy Campfire. Many more Halloween activities loom at Parky’s Farm. Purchase tickets online, $6 general admission, free for age 23 months and under. Oct. 4 through Oct. 28 6 pm-10 pm, http://greatparks.org/
5. Bike Dinner Tour at Avoca ParkBike and feed your appetite with a ride along the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail. Starting at Avoca Park, bikers will complete an 11-mile ride, stopping along the way for some historical sights at Kroger Hills and Camp Dennison. Dinner is served at the historic Schoolhouse Restaurant. $5 per person plus food, registration required by Oct. 4. Oct. 6 at 2 pm, http://greatparks.org/
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