September 26 marks the 202nd birthday of Johnny Appleseed. Don’t worry, I didn’t know that either. To be honest, I don’t know much about Johnny Appleseed. But I now know that Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio throws a darn good celebration in honor of his birthday.
This weekend was the 40th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival at Mapleside Farms. It was our first time visiting the farm, but I had always heard that it was THE place to enjoy the fall in Northeast Ohio. I can now confirm this to be true. We had the best time there today.
For $12 each (children under two get in free), we took full advantage of the farm’s activities. We took Bridget down America’s longest slide of 350 foot. We think she liked it, but our pictures tell us she wasn’t so sure. We took a pig train ride through the corn field and apple farm. We know she loved this as she giggled and pointed at the apple trees as we passed by. We walked through the beginning parts of the corn maze, and then finished the morning bouncing on the largest trampoline pillow in Ohio. We left with a gallon of fresh apple cider and homemade cheese popcorn; both of which may not see the end of today.
If you live in Northeast Ohio, you must add a visit to Mapleside Farms to your fall to-do list. We are planning to head back in October when the leaves have turned to enjoy the beautiful acres in view.
Here’s a snapshot of our day: