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October
27

Scaring Up 7 Great LoLo Gifts Offers for October

October 2021 LoLo Gifts - Cutler Real Estate

It's that time of year when ghosts and goblins may be hiding around every corner. But thanks to Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts, October is coming up with nothing but treats!

We love helping people discover the amazing array of small businesses around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati. Scare up some good times with October's list of free offers from Cutler Real Estate and LoLo Gifts.

October Gifts

Akron: A Meal

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

Columbus: A Treat

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Cincinnati: A Treat

Akron: A Meal

Ms. Julie's Kitchen

1809 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44301

Think vegan eating is boring? You may reconsider your whole dietary lifestyle after a delicious meat-free meal of Sloppy Mac or Mock Tunawich at Ms. Julie's Kitchen.

About Ms. Julie's Kitchen

"Sustainable" is more than just a trendy buzzword at Ms. Julie's Kitchen. Most of their ingredients come from 3 acres of city land they farm themselves. Owner Julie Costello earned the title of "Local Food Hero" for her influence in promoting healthy eating in the Akron community.

Contact and Hours

330.819.3834

Monday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Canton: A Pizza or an Appetizer

DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

6823 Wales Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House takes appetizers as seriously as the rest of their menu. Get your meal off to a great start with Korean beef crostini, crab-stuffed mushrooms, or artisan pizza with your choice of toppings.

About DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House

2021 may not have seemed like an ideal time to open a restaurant. Thanks to quality upscale food in a casual setting, DP Jackson Steak, Chop and Seafood House beat the odds to gain a devoted following in just a few short months. Star of the show is the King's Meal, which includes an 8-oz filet mignon, 12-oz strip, and 14-oz Delmonico ribeye.

Contact and Hours

330.495.1881

Monday - Thursday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Note: Reservations are strongly recommended

Columbus: A Treat

The Original Goodie Shop

2116 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221

How did The Original Goodie Shop win awards at the recent Donut & Beer Festival in Columbus? Taste the answer for yourself with a free cookie, brownie, or other sweet treat.

About The Original Goodie Shop

For more than 65 years, the Krenek family has been delighting generations of other Columbus families with four-star baked goods from The Original Goodie Shop. Their giant donut gained fame as an on-air birthday treat for Flippo the Clown, star of a local TV show during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. The shop is also licensed to sell Brutus Buckeye cookies and other OSU-themed products.

Contact and Hours

614.488.8777

Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Medina: Lunch or a Coffee and Pastry

Grande Cafe and Roastery

4080 Creative Living Way, Medina, OH 44256

Need a break during your hectic day? Stop by Grande Cafe and Roastery for some R&R over a light lunch or coffee and pastry.

About Grande Cafe and Roastery

Yes, Grande Cafe and Roastery offers delicious scratch-made food and gourmet coffee roasted and brewed on site, but that's only part of their mission. The shop serves as a vocational training and work facility for individuals with disabilities, helping them develop skills to become more independent.

Contact and Hours

330.591.4434

Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Kent/Stow: A Meal

Grazers

123 N. Water St., Kent, OH 44240

Do the rules of good nutrition seem just too complicated? Take the guesswork out of eating healthy. Building your free meal at Grazers is as easy as 1-2-3.

About Grazers

At Grazers, there's no such thing as "special instructions" because each meal is created to your individual preference. Start with a base such as salad, rice bowl, or baked potato. Add your choice of six different proteins 20 different toppings, then finish with sauce or hummus. Sides include steamed broccoli, cheese quesadilla, and falafel.

Contact and Hours

330.968.6612

Monday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wooster: Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

The City Square Steakhouse

148 S. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691

Maybe it's not exactly what Mom had in mind when she told you to eat your vegetables. But baked spinach artichoke dip at The City Square Steakhouse is hard to beat.

About The City Square Steakhouse

When The City Square Steakhouse opened in 2008, it immediately became part of Wooster's tradition. The restaurant is located in downtown's historic Germania Hall building, which dates back to 1878. A warm, inviting ambiance combines with a first-class menu to fulfill the aim of owners Mike and Emily Mariola to offer "Big City Dining, Small Town Charm." 

Contact and Hours

330.262.2489

Monday - Thursday 3 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cincinnati: A Treat

Sweet Hunter

1028 Delta Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45208

C'est magnifique! Bring some international flair to your day with a French macaron or Italian gelato from Sweet Hunter's European-inspired confectionary.

About Sweet Hunter

Don't be surprised if you find yourself making multiple trips to Sweet Hunter. With multiple flavors of delicate macarons, smooth gelato, and tangy sorbetto, you'll want to try every one. Make any event truly special with one of Sweet Hunter's custom-made gelato or macaron cakes.

Contact and Hours

513.386.9356

Monday - Friday 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday Noon - 10 p.m.

Never a Trick, Always a Treat!

Cutler Real Estate October 2021 LoLo Gifts

Want to keep the treats coming year-round? Cutler Real Estate offers a new selection of LoLo Gifts each month. Just contact your Cutler Real Estate agent to sign up for this great program.

October
22

9 Northeast Ohio Destinations for Fall Flea Market Finds

Fall Flea Market Finds - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Everyone loves a bargain, which is one of the reasons flea markets are such a cherished part of Americana. Add artisan craft items, live entertainment, and food vendors and you have family-friendly entertainment that fits any budget. 

Spend a beautiful Midwest fall day hunting for hidden treasures at these fascinating flea markets around Northeast Ohio.

Berea Flea Market

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights, OH 44017

Dubbed "the ultimate garage sale," Berea Flea Market hosts hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers every weekend. Bring plenty of cash along with your best haggling skills and you'll walk away with some great deals on incredible finds. With indoor markets on the first weekend of each month from November through March, winter weather doesn't even spoil the fun. Pick up some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at Wonderful Winter Shops 2021, a special event market planned for December 11-12. Weekend market hours are 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $1 and parking is free.

720 Market

Akron-Canton Airport, 5400 Lauby Rd. NW, North Canton, OH 44720

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This unique open-air market pops up at various locations around North Canton, combining artisan booths, live music, and food and beverages for a lively local event. 720 Market has proved so popular that it spawned a satellite offshoot. Sidestreet Markets is a "mini 720" held at Oakwood Square on the first Saturday of the month from May through October. Mark your calendar for the next 720 Market, scheduled for Saturday, December 4 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Akron-Canton Airport, just in time for holiday shopping.

Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market

1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632

At more than 12 acres of outdoor space and three acres of indoor shopping, Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market is more like a small village. Founded in 1939 as a livestock auction, the country's largest outdoor flea market draws more than 1 million visitors each year with its collection of up to 1,000 vendors. Collectors flock to Hartville for its amazing selection of prized antiques, but you'll find everything from home decor and clothing to games and sports memorabilia. Save some time to check out the indoor market and get a bite to eat at Sarah's Market Fresh Grill. The flea market is open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Flea Fest Medina

220 N. State Rd., Medina, OH 44256

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Flea Fest Medina is not your grandmother's flea market. Featuring more than 50 vendors with names like I Hate Vintage and Moonstone Coffee Works, this event is putting a contemporary spin on the traditional bargain-hunting activity. Food trucks and live bands help create the ambiance of a hip block party. The market is held every other Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is free.

Medina Flea Market of Collectibles

Medina County Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256

Whether you're a veteran collector or just getting started, you're bound to make some wonderful finds at the Medina Flea Market of Collectibles. People often refer to this market as a "walk down memory lane," with its constantly changing assortment of vintage items and memorabilia. Local pottery and Fenton glass are popular purchases, along with old coins, comic books, and even vintage postcards. Medina Flea Market is held the third Sunday of each month, with inside-only displays from November through March. Hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and admission is $2, with early bird entrance at 6 a.m. for $3.

Rogers Community Auction & Flea Market

45625 St. Rt., 154, Rogers, OH 44455

Be sure to wear your running shoes when you visit Rogers Community Auction & Flea Market. With 1,600 indoor and outdoor vendors covering five miles of space, there's a lot of ground to cover. Funky finds like an authentic 1940s baseball scoreboard are side-by-side with more traditional items such as antique jewelry and vintage leather accessories. Take a leisurely lunch break at the Burkey Family Picnic Pavilion. Bring your own basket or purchase hand-cut fries, sausage sandwiches, and other tasty fair food at the on-site concessions. The market is open every Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Jamie's Flea Market

46388 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

In the 1960s, William and Martha Jamie (pronounced ja-may) opened an auction house and furniture store serving Northeast Ohio. Over the next decade, the business evolved into Jamie's Flea Market, which has been compared to "shopping an estate sale and dozens of garage sales" at once. Descendants of William and Martha are still involved in the market, which features inside and outside markets selling an eclectic mix of items. Categories include antiques, home furnishings, and sporting goods. Don't leave without picking up a Snoogle at Kiedrowski's Bakery. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Saturday. 

Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market

1900 St. Rt. 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Looking for a pet-friendly way to spend the day? Head to the "Gateway to the Amish Community" and Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market. Color-coded areas include must-see spaces such as M&G This and That, a one-stop family shop with products for she-sheds, man caves, and kid zones. Special events and giveaways add to the festive atmosphere. Stop off at Grandma Shrock's Kitchen for a meal or a snack. The market is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from March through mid-December.

Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market

3000 McCartney Rd., Youngstown, OH 44505

Drive-in theaters often provide grounds for flea markets, but Four Seasons Flea & Farm Market found a rather unusual place for its home. At one time, the space held the largest airport between Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Today, the spacious grounds host up to 600 vendors, including an 88,000-square-foot building and a 22-acre outdoor blacktop. Four Seasons also features the largest fresh farm market in the area. Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday.

Antique Treasures

What's the most unusual item you've found at a flea market or garage sale? 

October
19

Cutler's Top Producers for September 2021

Top Producers - September 2021 - Cutler Real Estate

Each month, our agents go above and beyond to help clients throughout Northeast Ohio, Columbus & Central Ohio, and Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky reach their real estate goals. Cutler Realtors use industry-leading tools and superior business support to make buying and selling homes a reality for so many, and that's something to celebrate!

We applaud our Realtors and recognize them for their outstanding customer service and dedication to exceeding client expectations. Join us in congratulating the top producers, production leaders, and listing leaders for September 2021.

Regions:

Northeast Ohio

Columbus & Central Ohio

Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Northeast Ohio

September 2021 Top Producers - Alliance, OH - Cutler Real Estate

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September 2021 Top Producers - Fairlawn, OH - Cutler Real Estate

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September 2021 Top Producers - Wooster, OH - Cutler Real Estate


Columbus & Central Ohio

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Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

September 2021 Top Producers - Florence, KY - Cutler Real Estate

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Ready To Help

Our agents in Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati are here to help! Learn how Cutler Real Estate can assist you in buying or selling homes across Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Find a Realtor today.

October
13

8 Places to Investigate Fossils Around Ohio

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Ever since the first fossils were discovered, they have fascinated people around the world by providing a glimpse into what life so many years ago. Our knowledge of the past has been shaped by the many fossils discovered around the world. With National Fossil Day coming up on the second Wednesday of October, now is the perfect time to discover the amazing world of fossils. Whether you're in Columbus, Northeast Ohio, or Cincinnati, there are tons of great places to explore fossils around Ohio.

Cincinnati Museum Center Dinosaur Hall

1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45203

Do your kids love dinosaurs? Trick question – of course, they do! The Cincinnati Museum Center is home to a variety of fascinating, family-friendly museums, including the Dinosaur Hall, where kids can learn all about the prehistoric creatures that once roamed Ohio. The Dinosaur Hall exhibit is home to 6 massive, nearly complete dinosaur skeletons, displayed in all of their glory. There are a variety of interactive elements that make it easy to learn more, and the museum showcases mostly specimens from the late Jurassic period. Many of the fossils on display here are part of ongoing scientific research, with new discoveries being made regularly.

Trammel Fossil Park

11935 Tramway Dr., Sharonville, OH 45241

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Located just outside of Cincinnati, Trammel Fossil Park is one of the few places in Ohio where you can dig for your own fossils and take them home. The park is located in 10 acres of land, which has never been disturbed by development, and was donated by a local family. It's one of the safest, most accessible places in Ohio to dig for fossils, and there are tons of specimens in excellent condition to be found here. Trammel Fossil Park is a popular place for school field trips and a great place for families to visit anytime.

Oakes Quarry Park

1267 E. Xenia Dr., Fairborn, OH 45234

With a central location between Columbus and Cincinnati, Oakes Quarry Park surrounds a historic limestone mine filled with natural beauty. The mining activities here helped expose many of the fossils that were once buried deep underground, and the entire park is filled with trails that make it easy to explore every corner. While you're searching for fossils, you're also likely to see a variety of birds and other wildlife in a thriving natural habitat. Just be sure to collect only fossils from designated fossil collection piles, which can be found throughout the park.

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Dr., Cleveland, OH 44106

For kids and adults alike, there are few better places to learn about ancient animals than the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The museum has been celebrating historic finds for more than 100 years, with an extensive selection of exhibits on creatures from Ohio and points far beyond. Families with kids will love exploring the Smead Discovery Center, which has a variety of exhibits geared toward kids age 10 and under. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is currently undergoing a large renovation, which will add new exhibits and re-imagine existing ones. But don't worry, the museum will be open throughout the construction project, and there's plenty to see no matter when you visit.

Akron Fossils & Science Center

2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321

Just outside of Akron, you will find the Akron Fossils & Science Center, which was recently voted as the top children's museum in all of Northeast Ohio. There are two separate branches of the facility, one dedicated to hands-on science experiences for all ages and one focused on the creation of the universe. There's also an outdoor park with even more learning opportunities. Your admission grants access to all three areas, along with guided tours for each area. There are tons of opportunities to get hands-on with fossils while learning from a talented team of educators with a variety of backgrounds.

American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery at COSI

333 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

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Ever wonder what it would be like to see a young T. rex walking across the plains of Ohio? The Dinosaur Gallery at the Center of Science & Industry features a six-foot-long model of a T. rex that walks in place, and that's just the start of what you'll find here. There are exhibits on a wide variety of dinosaurs, featuring fossils that have been beautifully preserved and plenty of educational information on each fossil. There's also a full-size, climbable model of an ancient Oviraptor nest and a 100-million-year-old piece of fossilized amber, which has an ancient feather preserved inside.

Caesar Creek State Park Spillway

8570 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068

One of the best places to dig for your own fossils in Ohio, the Caesar Creek State Park Spillway is home to a vast collection of fossils from the Ordovician period hundreds of millions of years ago. At that time, the entire area was covered by a large inland waterway and was home to a thriving coral reef filled with aquatic species. While the inland sea and reef are long gone, many of the fossils from that time period are still around to be discovered in the present day. Before you start hunting for fossils, make sure that you stop by the visitor's center to get a permit, which is available free of charge and comes with some handy guides for collecting and identifying fossils.

Orton Geological Museum at Ohio State University

155 S. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210

The Orton Geological Museum is located on the historic Ohio State University campus, filled with fossils and other incredibly interesting exhibits. There are frequent talks from fossil experts from the Ohio State University faculty and other experts from around the world. If you can't make it to the museum in person, there are also some great digital programs available for free. This year, there's a unique digital exhibit on Ohio fossils, put together in honor of National Fossil Day. Best of all, the digital exhibits are free to view whenever you want to see them.

Can You Dig It?

Ohio is one of the best states for fossil hunting. Which destination will you investigate first?

October
8

Get Lost in Fall Fun at These 9 Places Around Ohio

Fall Corn Mazes - Explore Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Fall has arrived, which means it's time for pumpkins, apples, and corn mazes. Getting lost in a corn maze can make for some great fall fun. Wondering whether you've turned the right way, feeling like you're going in circles, singing songs about the corn — it's all a part of the process. There are lots of great corn mazes in Ohio. Here are some of the mazes most worth visiting as the autumn leaves start to fall.

Derthicks Corn Maze

5182 Twinsburg Warren Rd., Mantua, OH 44255

Derthick's Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through October 31, 2021. There are actually two mazes on-site. One is a bit shorter, and one is a bit longer. You can work your way through one or both, using clues found along the way to guide you.

In addition to a corn maze, this farm offers other fun activities like sunflower picking, a cow train, a petting zoo, and a zip line. There are often food trucks on-site so you can enjoy snacks or a tasty drink.

Maze Craze

14070 Woodworth Rd., New Springfield, OH 44443

If you're in the Northeast Ohio area, this is definitely one of the top corn mazes to visit. In 2018, it was voted the Best Corn Maze in the Nation by USA Today. Each year, the maze has a different theme. For 2021, the theme is Snow White.

Maze Craze will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31. There are a few special events throughout the season, including a Wine and Cider Adventure on October 7 and 14th. In addition to the corn maze, Maze Craze offers a hayride, corn hole games, a straw maze for little ones, and a tractor playground. 

Regal Vineyards

2678 County Line Rd., S. Geneva, OH 44041

Regal Vineyards is primarily a winery, but each year, they also organize a top-notch corn maze. The maze stretches over 8 acres and is open Saturdays and Sundays through October 31. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7 - 10 pm, the corn maze becomes haunted for an even more intense experience!

In addition to the corn maze, Regal Vineyards offers lots of other fun family activities like duck races, hayrides, pumpkin bowling, and a jumping pillow. Concessions are available on-site, and there's a gift shop where you can buy various farm souvenirs.

Lynd Fruit Farm Giant Corn Maze

9851 Morse Rd. SW, Pataskala, OH 43062

Lynd Fruit Farm offers one of the biggest corn mazes near Columbus. The theme this year is the 7 Seas. As you navigate the maze, you can pretend you are a pirate sailing on waves of corn and fighting off sea monsters. The maze is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in the maze.

After navigating the maze, you can play Giant Jenga, take a wagon ride, or pick some apples. There's also a climbing wall for kids.

The Maize at Little Darby Creek

8657 Axe Handle Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045

The Maize at Little Darby Creek is entering its 20th year, and it's shaping up to be a nice one. This year's 8-acre corn maze design honors Jack Nicklaus, an internationally renowned golfer from Ohio. It will be open to visitors Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through October 31st.

Along with the price of admission, you also get to enjoy a petting zoo, laser tag, a low ropes course, pumpkin tic-tac-toe, and tetherball, along with other family-friendly activities.

Hendren Farm Market

14595 Johnstown Utica Rd., Johnstown, OH 43031

If you're looking for a quieter experience, then Hendren Farm Market is a great place to visit. They have an 8-acre corn maze behind the farm market. There are clues hidden throughout the maze to help you solve a mystery as you find your way through. 

After going through the maze, you can shop for farm-grown goodies in the market. Along with pumpkins, apples, and other fall produce, you'll find cinnamon rolls, honey, syrup, and beef jerky.

Tom's Maze

4881 Germantown Liberty Rd., Germantown, OH 45327

Tom's Maze is open Thursday-Sunday through October 30. This is their 24th year of running the maze, and it's shaping up to be a good one. The maze stretches over 8 acres of cornfields. There are 12 different puzzles to solve along the way, each of which is found inside a colorful mailbox.

In addition to the typical corn maze experience, Tom's Maze offers private campfire packages. You can pay ahead to rent a campfire site for you and your family to enjoy. This can be a fun way to spend more time together after playing in the corn maze.

Burwinkel Farms

4359 Hamilton Cleves Rd, Ross, OH 45013

Burwinkle Farms has been a staple in the Cincinnati area for 100 years. They operate several farm properties in the area, growing everything from strawberries to apples. In the fall, they transform their Ross farm into a Fall Extravaganza. The corn maze is a key attraction, but there is also a corn pool, haunted hayrides, and a Halloween scavenger hunt. There are lots of fun fall scenes where you can snap memorable photos of yourself and your family.

Burwinkle Farms also has a farm stand on-site. You can purchase sweet corn, melons, potatoes, and other locally grown goods to cook at home.

Brown's Family Farm Market

11620 Hamilton Cleves Rd., Hamilton, OH 45013

If you have kids, then Brown's Family Farm Market is a great place to enjoy a corn maze.  The atmosphere is very relaxed, and you can go through the maze at your own pace. In addition to the maze, there's a miniature town where the kids can play. There's also a smaller straw maze that makes for a shorter maze experience.

The farm stand also sells pumpkins and Amish fry pies, which are a delicious fall treat. There's also a picnic area that you can reserve ahead of time if desired. You could go through the maze and then enjoy a picnic lunch together.

Where Will You Get Lost?

Which one of these corn mazes will you get lost in this fall? Let us know when you find your way out.

October
6

9 Fall Motorcycle Rides Around Ohio

Fall Motorcycle Rides in Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

The air is crisp, temperatures are moderate and colors are vivid. Does the open road ever seem more appealing than it does during fall in Ohio? There's no better time to hop on your motorcycle and see all the natural splendor this state has to offer.

Celebrate National Motorcycle Ride Day on Saturday, October 9 with a road trip along one of these amazing routes around Northeast Ohio, Columbus, and Cincinnati.

OH-26

Marietta, OH 45750

Every curve in the road brings a new view along OH-26, which follows the gentle bends of the Little Muskingum River out of Marietta. As the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Territory, Marietta itself is well worth a stop. On the road, covered bridges add a pleasantly rustic touch as you pass through towns with names like Steel Run and Woodsfield. Call it a day when you hit I-70 just before Morristown, or turn off on US-40 for more adventures. 

Hocking Hills Scenic Byway

OH-374 and US-33, Rockbridge, OH 43149

Traversing 26 miles through the state park that shares its name, the Hocking Hills Scenic Byway is one of the most stunning routes in Ohio. The byway connects the six non-contiguous sites of Hocking Hills State Park, making it perfect for a short jaunt or an all-day excursion. Enjoy the colors of the fall foliage, or stop off to explore further on one of the many hiking trails. Popular spots include the 50-foot cascades of Cedar Falls and Rock House, a tunnel-like cave located halfway up a 150-foot cliff.

Three Rivers Ride

Coshocton, OH 43812

It's all smooth travels on Three Rivers Ride, a 105-mile route developed by a veteran biker, with no gravel, water, or other impediments along the road. The ride takes the form of two loops that meet in the middle at Coshocton. Either one is a great trip, or if you're feeling ambitious, you can make both loops. Travel back in time when you cross the picture-perfect Helmick Covered Bridge. Built in 1863, the bridge was restored in 1996 to enchant new generations of visitors. With its living history tours, specialty shops, and canal boat rides, Historic Roscoe Village in Coshocton is a fascinating bookend to your day.

The Triple Nickel

OH-555, Zanesville, OH 43701

With a catchy name like the Triple Nickel, how could you go wrong? This 159-mile trip starts off on OH-555 in Zanesville, heading south through Ringgold, Chesterhill, and Bartlett. It hugs the Ohio-West Virginia border before turning north to pass Watertown and McConnelsville. Check out a classic roadside attraction at Big Muskie's Bucket, featuring the remains of the one-time largest earth-moving machine in the world. Animal lovers can combine the ride with a side trip to The Wilds, a safari park and conservation center in Cumberland.

OH-4 to OH-2

Port Clinton, OH 43446

Old-school Americana is alive and well in Ohio, as represented in the landscape around Port Clinton. On any given day, you'll see farmers working in fields dotted with historic barns and classic equipment. Start your drive any place along OH-4, a north-south road that originates in Cincinnati, and follow it to OH-2, which takes you into Port Clinton. Once you reach your destination, visit attractions such as the Liberty Aviation Museum or African Safari Wildlife Park. Of course, you can't leave Port Clinton without a stop at a seafood restaurant for some yellow Lake Erie perch, a local favorite.

Windy 9

Athens, OH 45701

All roads lead to Athens on Ohio's Windy 9. This collection of nine routes isn't "windy" like breezy, but "windy" as in twisting and turning. Numerous curves and elevation changes make for an entertaining ride that attracts a number of motorcyclists. Start your journey with Rim of the World, which runs nearly 90 miles along OH-78, named one of the most scenic highways in the country by Car and Driver. History buffs love Black Diamond Run, a 103-mile ride through the Little Cities of the Black Diamonds, a series of turn-of-the-century mining towns. For more current history, channel some flower power at the 60s-themed Fur Peace Ranch in Pomeroy.

Foothills of the Appalachians

West Union, OH 45693

If you're in the mood for a leisurely ride through some breathtaking scenery, head to the Foothills of the Appalachians. OH-125 leads out of West Union through gently rolling hills and farmland that inspire a delightful feeling of serenity. The crown jewel of this route is Shawnee National Forest, dubbed the "Little Smokies of Ohio." Approximately 8,000 acres are designated as wilderness, but there are many wonderful roads to follow in the other 52,000 acres. The forest is home to Copperhead Fire Tower, the first one in Ohio and a popular stop for visitors. Climb 60 feet to the top and get rewarded by panoramic views of the surrounding landscape below.

Amish Country Byway

OH-39 and US-62, Millersburg, OH 44654

When you really want to get away from it all, there's no better trip than the Amish Country Byway. Leave the cell phones and computers behind as you discover (or rediscover) the joys of the land. One of the signature stops on this route is the Farmer's Product Auction, held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in October. Get up close and personal insights into Amish life with guided tours, buggy rides, and the petting barn at Yoder's Amish Home. Don't forget to pick up a treat from the bakery before you go! Start or finish your day with a visit to the Amish & Mennonite Cultural Center, highlighted by the 10-foot by 265-foot circular mural known as Behalt

OH-93

Zanesville, OH 43701

Zanesville is the jumping-off point for yet another of Ohio's beautiful motorcycle rides. Pick up OH-93 just south of Zanesville and follow it through the black diamond region down to Ironton. Be sure to stop at Shawnee, a village that's home to 655 people but still feels frozen in time. Main Street, lined with brick buildings featuring protruding balconies, could be the set of a Western movie. 

Get Your Motor Running

What's a day on the open road without music? What favorite tunes make up your road trip playlist? 

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8 Places to Pick Apples Around Northeast Ohio

Fall Apple Picking - Northeast Ohio - Cutler Real Estate

Sweater weather is here, and that means it's time to enjoy all the fun fall-themed activities that come along with it. There are many fun things to do in Northeast Ohio this time of year, and heading out to an orchard to pick your own apples is one of the best.

Not only will you be able to enjoy your delicious haul of apples for weeks, but many local apple orchards also host fall festivals and other fun events. Here's a round-up of some of our favorite local spots to go apple picking. 

Arrowhead Orchard

11724 Lisbon St. SE, Paris, OH 44669

A visit to Arrowhead Orchard is always a good time! You can enjoy a hayride through the farm with special stops so you can hop off and pick your own apples. They also have a pumpkin patch, a stunning you-cut sunflower field, and fresh-pressed apple cider. 

Bring the kids — they'll love the two-acre corn maze. There's also a huge outdoor play area with a children's zip-line, a pedal car track, lots of slides, a corn pit, an obstacle course, and more! You can also try your hand at the apple cannons, where you can take aim and shoot at your favorite targets. 

Arrowhead Orchard is open Friday through Monday until October 25th. Admission ranges from $5 to $10, and they also offer free parking. 

Patterson Fruit Farm

11414 Caves Rd., Chesterland, OH 44026

Patterson Fruit Farm offers something for everyone. They provide wagon rides through the orchard and have a wide variety of apples available. If you can, plan to visit during their Family Fun Fest, which runs through October 31st. 

During the festival, they'll have tons of things for kids to do, including a 50-foot racing slide, a corn maze, pedal tractors, tire swings, push carts, and more. They'll also have face painting and pumpkin painting, pony rides, and horse-drawn wagon rides on designated days. 

Patterson Fruit Farm is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm with a $6 per person admission cost, and Friday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm with a $10 per person admission cost. Kids under 2 are free, and seniors are $6 every day. 

Hillside Orchard and Farm Market

2397 Center Rd., Hinckley, OH 44233

If you want a great selection of tasty treats to enjoy at home, you'll definitely want to pay a visit to Hillside Orchard. Not only can you pick delicious, juicy apples right off the tree, but you can also visit their farm market for fresh-baked bread and bagels, jams, jellies, preserves, special canned items like marinades and sauces, locally famous fruit pies, and more!

Many of the items you'll find here are from the nearby Amish community. You also won't want to miss out on their almost-famous frozen apple cider. They sell it by both the gallon and half-gallon. 

Apple picking will be available for four weeks beginning October 6th. The orchard is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm and Sundays from 12 pm to 5 pm. In October, they're open on Mondays as well.

Hillcrest Orchards

50336 Telegraph Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

You'll find a nice selection of pick-your-own apple varieties at Hillcrest Orchards. Through October, you can also visit their pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. In addition, the orchard hosts lots of fun fall activities like a corn maze, hayrides, pedal karts, a playground and swing set, and more. 

U-pick is available through October 23rd on weekends only from 10 am to 6 pm. The admission cost to visit the farm is $12 per person. Kids 3 and under and seniors 73 and older get in for free. 

Stahl's Farm Market

10680 N. Johnson Rd., North Benton, OH 44449

Through October, you can visit Stahl's Farm Market to pick your own apples. They'll give you a container to use, and you can either drive or walk out to the orchard. This is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and take in the sights of the country. During October, you can pick your own pumpkins there too. 

When you're done with your apple picking, don't forget to visit the store, where you can buy non-pasteurized cider, assorted jams and jellies, fresh-baked bread, and more. They're open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.

Bauman Orchards

161 Rittman Ave., Rittman, OH 44270

You'll love the easy-to-reach dwarf apple trees at Bauman Orchards! Even better, they constantly have fun and interesting events happening onsite. If you can, plan to visit them for their final Fall Festival date on October 2nd from 8 am to 5 pm.

During the festival, you'll be able to pick your own apples and enjoy both apple cider and cider donuts that are made fresh while you watch. There will also be a food truck, live music, pony rides, and a chance to visit with their farm animals.  

Miller Orchards

8690 Vermilion Rd., Amherst, OH 44001

If you want to take a step back in time, pay a visit to Miller Orchards. This family-owned farm has been around since the mid-1800s! They have a huge variety of u-pick apples available throughout the season. They also carry many other items like local maple syrup, local raw honey, squash, pumpkins, and more.

Miller Orchards is open from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sundays.

Richardson Farms

6984 Lafayette Rd., Medina, OH 44256

There's plenty to explore at Richardson Farms! They have a variety of pick-your-own apples available and a pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin. You can also stock up your kitchen at their farm stand, where you'll find a nice selection of fresh-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit. 

A farm isn't a farm without animals! They welcome visitors to spend some time with their cows, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. You can also take a hayride around the farm. The hours here vary, so you'll want to give them a call at 330-722-4029 before you head out. 

 

Fall in Love with Apple Picking! 

Now that you have all the in-cider information, which of these awesome apple orchards will you visit first?  

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