Fall Foliage in Northeast Ohio Peaks This Weekend

Good to know, fall foliage in Northeast Ohio will be at it’s peak this weekend.   Plus, another fall festival to add to the list, got the following info via email:

Fall foliage in Northeast Ohio will peak the weekend of Oct 18 and 19.

“Come capture the fall before it leaves in Amish country,” said Sharon Grover, Owner of Ridgeview Farm. The folks at Ridgeview Farm in Mesopotamia are ready to help visitors enjoy the fall foliage this season. Fall foliage will peak this weekend Oct 18 & 10 in Northeast Ohio. “Fall Fun Weekends” are held every Saturday and Sunday from Noon a.m. until 5 p.m. through Oct 26 at the farm.

Ridgeview Farm is located in Mesopotamia Township on SR 87, in the heart of Amish Country, right on top of “Mespo Hill”. (7.5 miles West of SR 45 or 3 ½ miles East of Middlefield)

“Enjoy the fall splendor and spectacular 30 mile view as you take a ride on our hayride. We are one of the highest points in Trumbull County.” Said Grover.

We all enjoy the beautiful show of colors as leaves change each autumn. Did you ever wonder how and why this happens? To answer that question, we first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.

Leaves are nature’s food factories. Plants take water from the ground through their roots. They take a gas called carbon dioxide from the air. Plants use sunlight to turn water and carbon dioxide into glucose. Glucose is a kind of sugar. Plants use glucose as food for energy and as a building block for growing. The way plants turn water and carbon dioxide into sugar is called photosynthesis. That means “putting together with light.” A chemical called chlorophyll helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll is what gives plants their green color.

Ridgeview “Fall Fun Weekends” include a corn maze, hay ride, pick your own pumpkins, petting barn, and an Amish bake stand.

Available for purchase in the farm market is fresh picked apples, winter squash, apple cider and Amish bake goods.

“We offer our customers tons of pumpkins to choose from. “I love to see the children pick their own pumpkin, it is all part of the harvest season!” Said Grover.

This farm is a popular field trip destination for many local schools and also host tours for other groups. The Grover’s ask groups to please call ahead for more details.

For more information about the farm, visit the farm’s web site at: ExperienceRidgeviewFarm.com or call the farm office at 440-693-4000.

Until next time,

Lorelei

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3 Responses

  1. Although Amish country sounds nice and all, I enjoy the fall foliage thats right outside my window each and every day! Beautiful colors abound all over the city I think!

  2. Hi Jaime, I agree. My city street is lined with large, beautiful trees. But it is still so nice to be able to drive an hour or less and experience the grandeur of the country as well (versus my little postage stamp lot). Then again, many of us probably live near the Metroparks or National Park too! So many places so nearby where we can get outside and enjoy the colors.

  3. I miss the midwest color season, not quite as long as Colorado.

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