Fall is here, so get outside and enjoy the crisp weather! If you are looking for an absolutely gorgeous outdoor spot to visit with the family, hop in the car and head 25 minutes south to Mapleside Farms in Brunswick. They have a Pumpkin Village running each weekend, with a corn maze, super potato sack slide and hay rides, as well as special events each weekend with changing themes. We headed out two weeks ago and enjoyed the Medieval Festival, learning about combat techniques and the arts of painting, writing and cloth making. Fully armored swordfighters were doing battle, and calligraphers were showing off their talents by making free bookmarks, our kids have now have personalized ones with their names. There is a fee to get into the village, but you can also just visit the barn or grounds free of charge and buy some apples or cider, or take in the beautiful views. I would highly recommend this for a great family day out. And don’t forget that the library has numerous books on Ohio travel and trips, hiking, etc. What’s your favorite place to visit this time of year?