When traveling to visit family and friends, take time to enjoy fall fun with Grove City’s changing seasons. Remember: a flexible schedule will create less stress for you and your family and lead to a happier trip overall!

Here are 5 ideas for your autumn adventure as you catch up with your nearest and dearest this fall season.

1. Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park

Autumn weather and exploration go hand in hand.  Experience the wonders of nature as you get up close and personal with the bison at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. After your outdoor adventure, take the opportunity to discover the 53-foot living stream that flows through the indoor nature center’s interactive exhibits. This waterway is stocked with creatures found in Big Darby Creek, a national and state scenic park!

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2. LVL UP Sports

If you want to pursue a unique experience during your visit, then gather your crew and head to LVL UP Sports Paintball Park. Not only is this mega-park open every weekend for walk-on open play, but you may also call ahead to plan your private group adventure 7 days a week!  Try multiple playing fields, including giant 250,000+ square ft. themed scenario fields!  You could plan a 2-day high octane experience with 6 acres of woodsball, a new X-Ball field on pristine artificial grass and more!

3. AR Workshop

Let your imagination soar! This inspiring boutique workshop offers hands-on group fun! Bring the family and friends to create plank wood signs, a lazy susan centerpiece, a canvas pillow and more!  AR Workshop provides the tools, materials, and step by step instructions for your creative experience.  Sip your favorite drink and let your inner artist shine during your 2-3 hour workshop.  You will get to take your completed work home to display or share. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or an enthusiastic novice, you will enjoy adding a visit to AR Workshop in Grove City to your holiday trip.

4. The Gardens at Gantz Park

Before, after or during your trip to Grove City, take a look at horticulture throughout time at the Gardens at Gantz.  Enjoy the beauty of the park while having an educational experience that is fun for adventure seekers of all ages. View the engraved commemorative pavers as you take a self-guided tour of the unique garden styles: The Garden of Yesterday, The Garden of Today and the Garden of Tomorrow.  Download your tour guide and put on your walking shoes to take a journey to the center of the labyrinth. Don’t forget to take a ride on the wild side at the Gantz slide!

5. Scioto Grove Metro Park

If you’ve never heard of a park that includes a partnership with an outdoor retailer, then you must see Scioto Grove Metro Park! Recreational Equipment, Inc., commonly known as REI, sponsored the REI River Trail, making this park a unique outdoor space. Experienced hikers and newbies alike enjoy backpacking along the river where you can find your inner urban adventurer. This park boasts over 600 acres of mature forests, several outlook decks, a kids’ play area and more! You’ll find so much to love here because Scioto Grove Metro Park is the perfect destination for autumn fun and adventure!

When you enjoy autumn in Grove City, be sure to check out our dining page to find perfect meals to fuel your adventure.  Get social with us & share your experience online! @VisitGroveCity #AltogetherAdventure

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