If you’re looking for family fun nearby in the north-central Ohio region, check out the Eco Center Fall Festival just east of Caledonia on a Saturday or Sunday in October.
The festival features a barrel train ride, s’mores fire pit, two mini zip lines and a playground made from upcycled materials, a corn maze, petting zoo, chicken run, pumpkin patch, tricycle track, tile slide, butterfly garden, interpretive trail, straw fort, giant corn box and outdoor education options.
Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through this month, the festival, which is celebrating its third year, is located at the Eco Center, 1757 County Road 59.
Admission to the Eco Center Fall Festival is $8 for ages 3 to 54, $5 for ages 55 and older and free for children 2 and younger. Parking is free.
The festival is one of three major events offered annually at the Eco Center. Along with the fall event, the Eco Center holds an Earth Day celebration in the spring, and will host “Phobia,” a haunted trail, later in October.
To learn more about the fall festival and the Eco Center, visit http://www.ecocenterohio.com/fall-festival-activities/ online.
After burning up all that energy having family fun with the kids, why not book a stay at the nearby HideAway Country Inn, where you and your significant other can relax in one of our luxurious rooms, enjoy a homemade breakfast and forget about your cares while the inn’s staff looks after your needs.
HideAway offers 12 accommodations from conventional bed-and-breakfast rooms to luxurious lofts in a variety of themes. Your stay includes freshly made breakfast each morning, and you can choose from a number of additional features such as treatments in our spa, massages by a certified masseuse, manicures and pedicures.
And just steps away from your room are the 1938 Restaurant and Pub.
Our boutique hotel is great for large events, as well, offering wedding and/or reception services including a tantalizing menu of items prepared by our professional chef.