Fall is beautiful in Ohio. We have cool mornings and evenings, sunny days, and the changing leaves make everything look spectacular. We spent a fun day with Kellie and Dawson at Mapleside Farms for their "Pumpkin Village", which was lacking in actual pumpkins but full of other entertaining things to do.
Mapleside Farms is a 122-acre apple orchard, owned by a young family with three boys. They also grow corn (you can see the corn maze in the photo below. The view from the top of the hill over the valley is amazing. The owners are building an enormous house with wrap-around decks on this hill - you can see why!
Grace is standing in front of a giant slide. You can choose to walk down the hill or go the fun way - SLIDE! What do you think we did?
We ALL rode the slide - even Kellie and me! At the bottom we checked out the teepee, "amateur" corn maze, pig races, and water pumps that gave rubber ducks a little ride.
Into the maze....
And back out!
We all got dusty on the pig train...barrels on wheels pulled by a tractor. Dawson chose the back row so it was extra bumpy!
I took this photo during the ride! I think our driver was entertaining himself along with us since he sped up around the turns to give everyone a little thrill.
One of their main attractions is a giant 70-foot inflated "pillow" that the kids love to jump on. It is surrounded by sand so there are no injuries if you happen to slide off.
All that running, jumping, and sliding made for some hot, tired girls.
So we took a rest in the shade, did a little shopping in their store for caramel apples, maple syrup, and a pumpkin and then called it a day!