As Ohio’s steamy summer gives way to a temperate, colorful fall, a brand new season of exciting opportunities awaits visitors in Warren County. While there’s no wrong way to celebrate autumn in Ohio’s Largest Playground, there are certainly a few great places to start:
Ozone Zipline Adventures
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year in Ohio, and there are few better places to experience that beauty than from high above the Little Miami Scenic River Valley. Winding through the forests of Oregonia, Ohio, Ozone Zipline Adventures is one of the largest tree top canopy zip line tours in the Midwest, and an absolute must for both nature and adventure lovers.
A picturesque vineyard in Morrow, Ohio, Valley Vineyards Winery & Brewery offers visitors a low-key, but incredibly enjoyable autumn outing. Sample their full range of award-winning wines and micro-brews, or visit for an evening cookout, where you’ll grill your own steak or salmon to enjoy with a delicious spread of side dishes, desserts and the locally produced adult beverages. How’s that for a relaxing fall evening? By the way, you can add a canoe ride on select dates for the “Twilight Canoe & Dinner for Two” package.
Nothing says fall like a little time down on the farm! Take a lantern-lit ride in an authentic covered wagon, grab a hearty home-cooked meal and pile around a cozy campfire at Bonnybrook Farms in Clarksville, Ohio. One of the season’s most popular family attractions, Bonnybrook also hosts a wide array of fall-themed festivals.
For a truly unique sight-seeing experience, climb aboard the LM&M Railroad for a nostalgic train ride. Take in the vibrant fall colors of Lebanon, Mason, and Monroe, and learn about the history of old-style steam engines and Ohio’s railroads from the train’s experienced conductors. Be sure to check out their seasonally-themed rides — autumn includes the Pumpkin Patch Express.
What’s fall without a little frightful fun? Warren County is home to numerous ghostly attractions tailored to kids, adults and everyone in between. Waynesville, Ohio — regarded as one of America’s most haunted cities — and several other cities offer haunted walking tours, while Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt and Howl-O-Palooza offer both authentically scary and more kid-friendly Halloween fun. A full itinerary of the county’s Halloween attractions can be found here.
Ohio’s crisp autumn air makes fall the perfect time of year for outdoor gatherings, and Warren County boasts some of the neatest festivals around. Travel back to 16th Century England at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, or grab a bite and a beverage at any of the region’s popular food-themed festivals. No matter what you’re in to, it’s almost certainly celebrated in Ohio’s Largest Playground. Find a full list of Warren County’s fall festivals, and read up on more festive favorites at OhiosLargestPlayground.com.
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The Secrets of Fall Canoeing on the Little Miami River
Exploring the Hopewell Culture at Fort Ancient Earthworks & Nature Preserve
Little Miami Scenic Trail: Everything You Need to Know
A Tour Through Time: Historical Wonders of Warren County