Happy First Day of Fall!
The Toledo area has several great places for you to enjoy some favorite fall fun activities and things to do, like apple & pumpkin picking, and enjoying fresh cider & donuts. Below we have listed just a handful of the many local places for enjoying fall fun near Toledo. Tip: check the website or Facebook page of your fall fun destination before visiting for events or updates, and be sure to bring cash!
Bennett’s Orchard, located at 5565 Consear Rd. in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, is open for fall fun Mon. – Fri. 9-7, Sat. 9-7, and Sun. 10-5 through Oct. 31. “For over 60 years our family has grown quality fruits and vegetables at best prices around. Come visit us for fresh air and apple picking or buy them already picked. We make fresh donuts on the weekends and always are pressing fresh cider! Don’t miss our country store, fresh honey from our own bees and farm fresh eggs. Maple syrup, popcorn, baked goods & jams and jellies fill our shelves.” – Bennett’s Orchard website
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm
Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, located at 7133 Seaman Rd. in Oregon, Ohio, is open daily 10-7 until Oct. 31. Fleitz Pumpkin Farm, in operation since 1991, offers one-acre and five-acre mazes, a snack shop, corn box, and more. Fleitz also offers, “Unique fall produce including all sizes and shapes of pumpkins (of course), giant pumpkins, gourds, dried gourds, squash, giant squash, apples, apple cider, straw bales, corn shocks, Indian corn, hardy mums, popcorn, squirrel corn, and broom corn.” – Fleitz Pumpkin Farm website
Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm LCC
Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm LCC, located at 13639 Mulberry Rd. in Ottawa Lake, Michigan, is open now through Oct. 31 daily from 9-7. “Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm is a working farm that provides a real farm experience to all visitor. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a wholesome and fun family atmosphere. With so much to do and see our farm is a perfect destination for a day trip and serves as a tourist attraction for anyone visiting the greater Toledo, Ohio area. We are confident you will have a family friendly and fun experience.” – Gust Brother’s Pumpkin Farm LLC website
Johnston Fruit Farms
Johnston Fruit Farms, located at 2790 US-20/Airport Hwy in Swanton, Ohio, is open Monday – Saturday 8:30-7 and Sunday 10-6. “Johnston Fruit Farms began in 1954 when Dale Johnston and his wife Pauline planted their first fruit trees together, hoping to support their family, and the nutritional needs of the community. Fifty some years later, Mr. Johnston’s farm is still being run by family members and friends. We strive to bring you the best local fruit available, at a reasonable price, with courteous service and a smile. Our goal is not to see how big we can become, it is to share with you the wonderful experience of delicious, homegrown fruits in a simple, down to earth way.” – Johnston Fruit Farms website
MacQueen’s Orchards, located at 7605 Garden Rd. (corner of Garden Rd. & Gunn Rd.) in Holland, Ohio, is open daily 9-7, Aug.- Oct. “Famous for our Apple Butter Stir Festival held every year on the first weekend of October, MacQueen’s Orchards farm market is open year round, providing you with farm fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh pies and treats from the bakery, and a terrific selection of gifts, home décor, and keepsakes. MacQueen’s Orchards grows 16 varieties of apples and 10 varieties of peaches, plus we sell a large variety of all your favorite, seasonal locally grown vegetables year-round.” – MacQueen’s Orchards website
Pumpkin Pete’s and Gwen’s Gourds
Pumpkin Pete’s and Gwen’s Gourds, located at 10988 Neiderhouse Rd., in Perrysburg, Ohio, just opened for the season with Friday hours 4-8 and Sat./Sun. hours 9-9. “Pumpkin Pete’s & Gwen’s Gourds… have lots of fall decor, mums, squash, animals to view and feed, kids play area and pumpkins! On weekdays when the patch is closed our self-serve roadside stand is available to utilize to purchase pumpkins and gourds.” – Pumpkin Pete’s and Gwen’s Gourds Facebook page
Don’t forget to check the website or Facebook page of your fall fun destination before visiting for events or updates, and be sure to bring cash!