The cool September breezes are whistling through the air, and hints of fall can be found everywhere. As the leaves begin to turn, we are anxious to enjoy the beautiful kaleidoscope of color that encompasses the landscape around us.
The beauty of fall is right around the corner, and you are invited to enjoy it in Grant County as you discover the perfect pumpkin at a pumpkin patch, sip on delicious warm cider at an orchard, or simply admire the fall foliage at Matter Park.
Places to Visit This Fall:
What says that fall has finally arrived more than an orchard? This locally owned, family-run orchard is located in Converse and has been in business for over 100 years! Hainlen Orchard is the perfect place to kick off the fall season by picking out pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, sipping on warm cider, indulging in a caramel apple and other fun fall festivities. Take home some of our apples or pears, and don’t forget a gallon of fresh apple or cherry-apple cider. The drive out to the orchard is naturally beautiful and filled with all the glorious colors of fall.
This fall, River’s Edge Family Golf Center in Marion will host a Pumpkin Patch starting on September 26th! Crisp fall air and gorgeous views of the brightly colored trees that line the Mississinewa River can be enjoyed while picking out the perfect pumpkin to transform into a jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Families love the hayrides and testing their skills on the stimulating obstacle course! A round of mini-golf to determine who is the best shot in your family is a great way to finish up your fun day together in Grant County.
Take a scenic drive through the countryside to Spencer Farms Orchard in Upland. All of the produce at the farm is grown locally and is carefully picked by hand when it’s at its best. Their apples and pears are perfect for making caramel apples or creating yummy desserts like pear crisp or apple crumble! Create the perfect design for your home this season…..everything that you need for fall decorating can be found here: pumpkins, gourds, Indian Corn, and squash. This year Spencer Farms is celebrating 96 years of family farming in Grant County!
One of the most beautiful places to admire the fall foliage in Grant County is Matter Park. The largest and oldest park in Marion, Matter Park is home to waterfalls, statues, a koi pond, and other fabulous features that make it a true oasis. Located in the heart of Matter Park along the Mississinewa River, the Gardens of Matter Park are 6.3 acres of aesthetic beauty, especially during the fall season. The gentle fall breeze and colorful fall leaves offer a strikingly beautiful setting for a peaceful afternoon stroll.
Due to COVID-19, visitors are required to practice safe social distancing protocol when in public. Masks will be necessary to enter inside establishments and are to be worn in situations when social distancing is not possible. These safety measures should allow everyone to have fun, all while staying safe.
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