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Welcome Fall!

Fall means cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and crisp air—a truly wonderful time of year when we are treated to vivid colors and pumpkin-flavored everything! Get out and enjoy all the season has to offer in the Youngstown area. 

A visit to scenic Mill Creek MetroParks will transport you as you take in the beautiful kaleidoscope of color provided by Mother Nature. Hiking trails, waterfalls, rock formations and bouldering, Fellows Riverside Gardens and Lanterman’s Mill are waiting to be explored. 

Celebrate the fall harvest at local farm markets. White House Fruit Farm in Canfield is a destination sure to please. For over 90 years, the Hull family has grown and sold fresh produce and homemade specialty foods in one of Ohio’s largest and best farm markets. Starting September 9 and 10, Fall Harvest Weekends begin with tons of family fun with pumpkins, wagon rides, seasonal décor in their gift barn, and fall food vendors and so much more. Be sure to take home some of their freshly pressed apple cider. And don’t forget the donuts! Their blueberry donuts are legendary! 

Families picking pumpkins at a farm near Youngstown

Fall is also the time local vineyards are busy harvesting. The Vineyards at Pine Lake and Mastropietro Winery will have vines loaded with grapes that the winemakers will use to create future vintages. Enjoy their outdoor patios for beautiful views of fall color while sipping and sampling. 

Live thoroughbred horse racing returns to Hollywood Gaming Mahoning Valley Race Course on October 21st. (Check their website for schedule.) You can watch live races on Hollywood’s 1-mile racetrack Enjoy track-side dining, then, try your luck at over 850 video lottery terminals featuring the hottest games. 

Intrigued? Plan your Youngstown weekend getaway today! Award-winning, comfortable lodging choices abound. Visit or call 800- 447-8201 for a complete listing of our upcoming seasonal and special events. 

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