Making September an “A-Mazing” ride to remember!

Summer has been a season full of opportunities for the motorcycle enthusiast. With dozens of bike nights, poker runs, charity events, planned trips and sun shiny days, I hope we can all say, it has been a blast! Personally, I have experienced a plethora of ride options made available to riders of any interest level. From pop-up rides to the largest organized events, riders continue growing and uniting together with a unique brother and sisterhood all for the love of riding. The memories made along the way encourage us even more to get out, ride, and expand our horizons.

With summer doming to a close, we welcome the fall season; anticipating the feel of crisp fall air kissing our face and riding thru the canopy of beautiful fall colors. Ohio’s Amish Country offers a variety of fall events, scenery and unique ride stops. Here’s a few amazing ride stops to welcome in the fall riding season!

Medina County ride and food stops

Beriswill Farms features their annual corn maze opening September 15. This year’s maze will be “sharking”!

(No, that is not a misprint) They are open till 6:00 making for a great Sunday afternoon ride stop. 2200 Station Road, Valley City www.buriswillfarms.com

September is also the season for candied apples, apple cider and apple crisp. The annual Johnny Appleseed Fest will be held at Mapleside Farms on Sept 22 & 23 featuring local artisans and crafters. 294 Pearl Road, Brunswick www.mapleside.com

Whether you’re looking for a great burger or entertainment, Thursday night is burger night at Gandalf’s Pub & Restaurant with live entertainment on Saturday. Gandalf’s has food selections to fit anyone’s taste buds.

 6757 Center Road, Valley City www.gandalfspub.com

Wayne County ride and food stops

Take in the beauty of Wayne County and plan a stop at Ramseyer Farms. This would be a great Saturday or Sunday ride and activity along with the option of the hay ride. Known for its yearly corn maze, this year’s design will take you thru a journey of top Ohio highlights. 3488 Akron Road, Wooster www.ramseyerfarms.com

“Hay”! It’s your turn to create your own fall ride to Bauman Orchards.
September 22 & 29 is their annual fall festival. They offer all the fall activities to make for a fun fall ride and they have all the tastes of the fall season. Enjoy live music and get your samples of apple cider, tasty kettle corn and try out the cider donuts! 161 Rittman Ave, Rittman www.baumanorchards.com

Save room for a hearty meal or salad bar at the The Barn Restaurant.
Dine where the cows were kept, farm hands worked, and friends gathered after a hard day’s work for a big farm dinner. The Barn Restaurant presents a rural atmosphere of dining pleasure, located in farming country.

877 West Main Street, Smithville www.thebarnrest.com

Geauga County ride and food stops

Paint your own pumpkin and take a *free horse drawn wagon ride at Patterson Fruit Farm. Open 7 days a week, the Annual Fall Fun Fest begins on September 15. Activities include a corn maze, nature hike through the ravines and hills of Geauga County. * The free horse drawn wagon ride runs from 11 – 4, Sat and Sunday.

8765 Mulberry Road, Chesterland www.pattersonfarm.com

If you’re up to adding some extra fun, hang on to the ropes and do some zip lining. Derthiks Corn Maze has 2 300’ zip lines to add to their farm activities and corn maze. They open Sept 14. 5182 Twinsburg Warren Road, Mantua www.derthickscornmaze.com

Treat your special someone to some R & R at one of Geauga’s finest bed and breakfasts. 

Red Maple Inn is a peaceful destination for rest and relaxation that you will never forget. Overlooking the rolling farmlands and forests of Geauga County, you can enjoy a complime

If you’re up to adding some extra fun, hang on to the ropes and do some zip lining. Derthiks Corn Maze has 2 300’ zip lines to add to their farm activities and corn maze. They open Sept 14. 5182 Twinsburg Warren Road, Mantua www.derthickscornmaze.com

Treat your special someone to some R & R at one of Geauga’s finest bed and breakfasts. 

Red Maple Inn is a peaceful destination for rest and relaxation that you will never forget. Overlooking the rolling farmlands and forests of Geauga County, you can enjoy a complimentary hearty Amish breakfast and visit a vast array of one of a kind shops and attractions. The Red Maple Inn is nestled in historic Burton Village and is less than one hour from Cleveland, Warren, and Youngstown. 14707 South Cheshire, Burton www.redmapleinn.com

In closing, I have had a great time so far with the motorcycle community. Meeting our readers and followers at bike nights and various events tells me you want to stay current as to what is going on. 

I hope to meet YOU at one of the Thunder Roads Events.

“Don’t count the wheels, just enjoy the ride”!

Spyder Lilly Luvee

 

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