Peach and Apple season are starting now! Peach season is in July and August, and apple season typically runs from July to early November, wrapping up with my favorite variety, Goldrush! I've gathered a list of the 12 best places for apple picking in Columbus, and the 5 best orchards for peach … [Read more...] about U-pick: Apple picking in Columbus
Easton Town Center is bring back live music with Easton Unplugged in the Yard. This live, acoustic concert series will run on Thursdays from May - October 2021, from 6 - 9 pm. Sit on a nearby patio, or grab a social distancing hoop on The Yard to enjoy the show. It's the perfect way to … [Read more...] about Live acoustic music with Easton Unplugged at the Yard
Enjoy fun on the farm at Marmon Valley Farm in Zanesfield, Ohio. Located just 35 minutes northwest of Dublin, the farm is a great place to spend a couple of hours with kids. Enjoy a hayride or trail ride through the scenic hills Logan County, play in the Play Barn, visit the animals, and try out the … [Read more...] about Marmon Valley Farm Harvest Roundup, Country Christmas, Horseback Rides, and more
America's Best Idea — our national parks — is even better when admission is free! Mark your calendar now for entrance fee-free dates for the coming year. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to 133 National Parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the … [Read more...] about Free days at U.S. national parks
Goat Yoga is a must-do experience at Harrison Farm! Yes, you can practice yoga...with goats. Adorable, friendly, mischievous goats + yoga. What's not to love?! There are still sessions available for this fall! Harrison Farm also hosts farm stands and other events on select days through the year … [Read more...] about Farm Stands and Goat Yoga at Harrison Farm
Looking for more animal experiences in Ohio? You'll want to put The Farm at Walnut Creek on your to-do list for this Spring, Summer, or Fall. I know we plan to! The Farm at Walnut Creek is located in Amish Country, in Sugarcreek, Ohio. You'll find over 500 animals, including species … [Read more...] about Fall Festival at The Farm at Walnut Creek, plus Drive-thru or Wagon Rides
Head to Licking County to enjoy acres of nature at Dawes Arboretum in Newark, Ohio. Home to over 5300 different types of plants with more than 15,400 plants on grounds, you'll find new things to explore every time you visit. Located about 30 minutes east of Columbus, Dawes Arboretum features … [Read more...] about Visit Dawes Arboretum in Newark for events, free visit days, and more
Need to get out of the house for a little fun ? The Fairy Trail at Infirmary Park in Granville, Ohio returns on May 1 for the season! Take the kids on an adventure through the woods and keep an eye out for fairies as you find approximately 30 little fairy homes, schools, and businesses. The fairy … [Read more...] about Adventure Awaits! Explore the Magical Fairy Trail in Granville
Visit Gahanna and the Creekside District Alliance are excited to continue CORA in Gahanna through this summer and fall. Visit the district, grab some food and/or adult beverage, and explore the district and nature of Creekside. Midweek at the Creek(side) Extended through September! Catch FREE, … [Read more...] about Gahanna Fall Fun, CORA Outdoor Refreshment, and more
Visiting a sunflower field is a "must do" in late summer or fall, and fields are popping up all over. Grab your family or friends, and get ready to post your sunny pics on IG when you visit one of these sunflower fields around Central Ohio (or a little further). Most fields won't bloom until late … [Read more...] about Sunflower Fields in Central Ohio; multiple locations open!
Get outside and enjoy nature with a paddle on the water this summer! Don't know where to go? We've gathered a list of the best places for canoeing and kayaking in Columbus, along with places to rent your boats or stand up paddle boards. Explore the waterways and the banks of the rivers and lakes … [Read more...] about Best Places for Canoeing and Kayaking in Columbus
Need a little calm in your life? Visit a labyrinth for walking meditation and personal reflection. Labyrinths are a single patterned path, often circular, leading to the labyrinth's center or heart. While a labyrinth looks like a maze, there are no dead ends and no wrong turns. It's a single … [Read more...] about Walking labyrinths in Columbus and Central Ohio
Learn about amazing life cycle and 2,000 mile journey of the monarch butterfly at Blendon Woods Monarch Weekend from September 4-6, 2021. The festival celebrates the 2,000 mile journey of the monarch butterfly and will feature live butterflies, displays, videos and more. See monarch … [Read more...] about Monarch Weekend at Blendon Woods
Stay up-to-date with which splash pads are open in Columbus! There are 15 splash pads and water play areas in the city where you can cool off during hot weather! With many pools limiting hours since the school year started, or restricting attendance due to staff shortages, splash pads are the … [Read more...] about Cool off at Free Splash Pads in Columbus – Scioto Fountains now open!
Paddle down the Hocking River under the glow of the moon with Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery. This will be a date night you won't forget. These canoe trips ALWAYS sell out, so make sure you book well in advance! Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery: New Moon Glow Float … [Read more...] about Night Tours at Hocking Hills Canoe Livery