If you’re concerned about keeping your family safe this fall, here are 10 low-risk, outdoor fall fun activities in Cleveland that you can enjoy while social distancing. Just be sure to adhere to safety guidelines and bring your hand sanitizer for the more hands-on activities.
1. Pumpkin Festival
Enjoy the corn maze, all-you-can-carry pumpkins, and a foot golf course at Red Wagon Farm during the Pumpkin Festival, every weekend from now until October 31.
2. Halloween Drive-Thru
Enjoy the frightful fun of a Halloween hayride from your own car at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. Enjoy the spooky fun every night from now to October 25, then from October 29 to November 1. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance!
3. Apple Picking
Looking for a safe place to go apple picking? Patterson’s Fruit Farm even has a special hour for guests with special needs or compromised immunity. Visit from now until November 11. You can also visit the Pick n’ Save Orchard to pick your own apples, get some fresh apple cider, and see farm animals.
4. Pumpkin Village
The Pumpkin Village at Mapleside Farms doesn’t just have a pumpkin patch—it has a 7-acre corn maze, a barnyard petting zoo, and themed festivals every weekend from now until November 1.
5. Extreme Corn Maze
Plan to commit some serious time to solving Derthick’s Corn Maze. Even if you can’t make it all the way through, you can enjoy a 300 foot zipline, interact with farm animals, and go home with your perfect pumpkin. Try it out Friday-Sunday from now until November 1.
6. Corn Cannons & Pumpkin Slingshots
At Honey Haven Farm you can shoot corn out of a cannon, fling a pumpkin, or just enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn carriage ride around the farm. Enjoy fall activities until October 31.
7. Farm Scene Investigation
Unravel the mysteries of the Maze Craze, from the Maze Master Game, to the Monster Mystery Game, to the Farm Scene Investigation Game. You can also enjoy cornhole and a public fire pit, Friday-Sunday from now until November 1.
8. Trick-Or-Treat Fest
No need to totally miss out on trick-or-treating this year! The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is offering a safe trick-or-treating experience with candy stations and character meet-and-greets.
9. Fall Winery
The Maize Valley Winery isn’t just for adults—there are plenty of activities for the whole family, like an animal train ride, goat and chicken areas, pedal bikes, and a gem mine.
Have fun this fall, have a Happy Halloween, and stay safe!