Fall Activity Guide 2022

2022 Inclusive Fall Activity Guide

It’s officially fall…which means it’s time for tasty cider, corn mazes, and so many other exciting activities! Check out our comprehensive Inclusive Fall Activity Guide below. It’s filled with fall fun going on throughout Northeast Ohio! Be sure to share it with family and friends.

Nature Based Fall Activities

Summit Metro Parks Fall Hiking Spree
The 59th Annual Fall Hiking Spree is the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the nation. Trails range from easy to challenging. Many of the trails are also wheelchair accessible. First-year hikers earn a hiking staff and shield. Returning hikers earn the shield. Spree rewards are FREE to Summit County residents. Out-of-county residents pay to receive their hiking rewards ($10 for first-year hikers, $5 for returning hikers). Find more details here!

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens Fall Events
Throughout the fall season, Stan Hywet hosts countless fun events. Including, Woof Walks, Ohio Mart, Murder Mystery Dinners, Photography Walks, and so much more. Get all the details here.

Fall Foliage Driving Tours in Northeast Ohio
As the month of October progresses, we will experience the beautiful fall colors that Ohio is known for. Follow the weekly fall color updates by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to stay up to date on when the colors are expected to reach peak conditions. Discover several fall driving tours here!

Halloween Events

Akron Zoo Boo at the Zoo
Dress your little ghosts and goblins in their costumes for everyone’s favorite non-scary Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo, presented by Acme Fresh Market. Bring your own bag or bucket to collect treats from 12 themed treat stations located throughout the zoo. Learn more here.

  • The Zoo also offers a Zoothing Hour on October 29 from 9:30AM-10:30AM. They open an hour early for people with different abilities who don’t like crowds or loud noises to trick-or-treat. Tickets are separate from general admission Boo at the Zoo. Zoothing Hour information can be found here.

Halloween in the Park Hosted By The Autism Society of Greater Akron
The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) in partnership with Portage Park District (PPD) invite you to trick-or-treat in the park in a supportive, accessible environment. The event is on October 15 from 1-4PM. Details can be found here!

Cuyahoga Falls Halloween Extravaganza
Festivities include the Front Street Trick-or-Treat, a Costume Contest with trophies awarded, an outdoor family dance on the plaza, and more. Discover more on their Facebook page.

HalloWeekends at Cedar Point
The spooky sights and blood-curdling delights of fall are back with the 25th HalloWeekends at Cedar Point! The outdoor fall event is home to daytime fun, Halloween activities and shows for the family. And as darkness falls, fright zones, haunted houses and scary scenes all come alive for all who dare to brave the fog-covered paths and terrifying trails. Celebrating 25 years of fears, HalloWeekends welcomes all souls back once again on Thursday evenings, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, September 15 – October 30. Details here.

  • First and foremost, Cedar Point is about fun. Fun for everyone. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about navigating and enjoying the park and all of its experiences for those with disabilities.

Fall Festivals

Pumpkin Village at Mapleside Farms
Pumpkin Village is when Mapleside Farms morphs into the finest fall family experience in the country with LIVE entertainment and dozens of special attractions to make everyone feel like a kid again. Pumpkin Village will be open for every themed weekend. Over 20 awesome attractions for you to enjoy! Details here.

Harvest Fest at Hale Farm and Village
Harvest time at Hale Farm & Village is a time for natural beauty, busy farm days, and all of our favorite traditional fall scents & flavors! Guests will experience the seasonal work of a 19th century farm, while community partners demonstrate how traditions like cider pressing and fermentation have remained popular and important in our communities today! Search dates and times.

Miscellaneous Activities

Lake 8 Movie Theater Lights Up Sound Down Sensory Friendly Movies
Lake 8 Theater is offering several sensory friendly movie showtimes this fall season. Including Lyle Lyle the Crocodile on October 12 and Black Adam on October 26. Find all the showtime details here.

Akron-Summit County Public Library is Fully Inclusive
The library is an inclusive all-star! They provide countless resources to be sensory-friendly, dementia-inclusive, mobility-accessible, and so much more. Check out their year round events.

Akron Children’s Museum
ACM works with Summit DD and exhibit designers to ensure that young visitors are included in all of the fun! Elements such as exhibit height, wheelchair accessibility, and multisensory components are incorporated. In addition, ACM partnered with KultureCity to improve their ability to assist anyone with sensory sensitivites. More information.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
The museum has full accessibility for wheelchairs, plus sensory bags and tools to make your visit comfortable. More information here.

Sky Zone Sensory Hours
Enjoy the freedom of jumping. Sensory hours provide a quieter, toned-down jumping experience for those with special needs. Find participating Sky Zone locations.

Chuck E. Cheese Sensory Sensitive Sundays
Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores two hours before their normal opening time. Our Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is to create an event that allows ALL kids to be a kid. Find participating Chuck E. Cheese locations.

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