Get outside this autumn season. A lot of us tend to stay in with rainy spells and when the temperature dips into the 60s. But get back outside when the sun shines again and things dry off! There is so much beauty in the fall season to behold. The maple leaves are awesome, of course, but some of the bushes and plants turn yellow and red for us too. I implore you to use this time we have before Mr. Winter swoops in.
Let’s enjoy the Geauga parks while we can. There are 19 parks scattered across Geauga County. If I had to select a favorite I would choose Swine Creek Park. But first let me tell you about this restaurant I go by on my way there that serves breakfast and lunch. Once you’ve eaten there, you can’t drive by without pulling in.
The Corner Café sits on the corner of St. Rt. 528 and St. Rt. 87. When your server greets you, it’s as if a family member is pouring you your first cup of coffee at your breakfast table at home. The food is delicious and there’s plenty of it, which will give you the energy you need for hiking the trails at Swine Creek Park!
Swine Creek Park is very near the Corner Café. To get to the park you would travel west on St. Rt. 87 and turn right (south) on to Hayes Road, which is the first road on your right. Travel down Hayes a little over a mile and the park entrance is on your right. There are two fishing ponds, picnic pavilions, and a sugar bush where they make maple syrup when the sap runs in late winter. The park has several walking trails, and that is where the brilliant beauty is for you to behold. You can’t believe how many different colors of oranges and reds and yellows there are until you walk among the leaves.
You must get out this autumn and enjoy the fall colors at any Geauga Park near you and perhaps patronize some of your local restaurants along the way.