Imagine bundling up under a cozy blanket while taking a leisurely hayride. While the red, orange and yellow leaves slowly flutter from the trees surrounding you, squirrels and chipmunks scurry below to gather the remaining acorns and birds chirp from the branches that overhang the path. As it starts to get dark, you and your family gather around the fireplace at Cleveland Metroparks Chalet while sipping hot chocolate before heading back out to stargaze.
Now is your chance to experience the natural beauty of autumn through an old-fashioned hayride in Cleveland Metroparks. Throughout October, the Chalet Recreation Area in Mill Stream Run Reservation will be brought to life through fun-filled fall festivities. Public and private hayrides and building rental options are available.
Public hayrides take place Saturdays in October from 6-10 p.m. Wagons are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and leave approximately every half hour. Hayrides cost $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for children ages 3 to 11, and are free for children 2 and younger (must ride on an adult lap). In addition to the hayrides there will be a DJ, square dancing and a variety of entertainment. A concession stand will also be open during public hours.
For guests that would like to secure a specific time and spot, private reservations are available during public hours. For $165 guests can rent a private wagon for a half-hour hayride that seats about 25 kids or 20 adults. To reserve a spot call 440-572-9990.
Groups are also able to rent the Chalet, including hayrides, during nonpublic hours. New this year, Sunday private rentals for three hours are available from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. and offer the perfect setting for church group activities, sunrise services, breakfast group gatherings and team bonding sessions.
Special �day� rides on Friday, October 10 and Friday, October 17 create stress-free days for preschool groups, assisted living homes, church groups, business retreats and more. Simply relax with your group and let Cleveland Metroparks staff take care of the rest! Reservations are required.
All hayrides are ADA accessible.
For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com
or call 440-572-9990.
The Chalet Recreation Area is located on Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation, between Routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville - just a short distance from I-71 and the Ohio Turnpike.
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