Take the family to a fall hayride at the Chalet Recreation Area in Cleveland Metroparks' Mill Stream Run Reservation.
The tractor-drawn hayrides are offered October Saturday nights (Oct. 5, 12, 19 and 26) from 6 to 10 p.m. and Sunday afternoons (Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27) from 1 to 4 p.m.
Rides are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and leave approximately every half hour.
The hayrides cost $8 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 11, and are free for children 2 and under (must sit on adult lap).
Families can also enjoy a hay maze and entertainment at The Chalet, and on Saturday nights, square dancing for all ages. On Sundays, free bonus activities include coloring and craft stations and pumpkin painting (for a nominal fee).
Group hayrides are available before, during, and after public hours ($150 per wagon). Each wagon holds 25 kids or 20 adults.
Hay throwing is permitted. Call ahead to reserve a non-throwing ride on Sundays only.
Chalet Recreation Area is at 16200 Valley Parkway in Mill Stream Run Reservation, between Routes 42 and 82 in Strongsville.
For group reservations, call 440-572-9990.