Free horse-drawn wagon rides through the woods of Swine Creek Reservation promise lots of seasonal fun and smiles this October, with opportunities tailored to families, couples, individuals and seniors.
Wagon rides are first available, along with many more free activities, during Jump Into Fall Days on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th and 6th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The rides themselves will be first come, first served until 4:00 p.m., while additional family fun will include kayaking, fishing, face painting and balloon creations, a bounce house, a large corn box, a “Spider Spot” activity tent, a food truck, live music by the Sev & Starr Duo and more. Plus, new this year, plan your visit for Saturday to check out a “Homespun Market,” featuring a selection of locally produced handmade items for purchase!
Wishing to simplify your experience? Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of autumn with our additional wagon ride offerings on Saturdays and Sundays, October 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Timed passes will be distributed as guests arrive for first come, first served service. Rides last about a half hour and are cancelled by bad weather, with each day’s final departure at 4:30 p.m. No pets, please.
Seniors may also register for Elderberries: Fall Wagon Ride on Thursday, October 17th, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., starting with a free picnic lunch provided by the Geauga County Department on Aging and University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center and ending with a relaxing ride through the woods.
Swine Creek Reservation is located at 16004 Hayes Road in Middlefield Township. Registration is required for Senior Day at 440-286-9516 or www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. None of the other opportunities above require registration. Please call 440-286-9516 with questions.
For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.