Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio - Open Year Round

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Mapleside Farms ~ A Great Place to Visit for All Ages

As a child, my parents would take us kids to Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio. At the time, it seemed like a really far drive when in fact, it was only about 25 minutes away from where we lived in Parma. I think when we are kids, everything seems bigger and farther to us.

As a young adult, I also would visit Mapleside Farms often. I loved looking through everything in the Gift Shop, the Apple House and the Bakery. I always bought their homemade apple cider and usually something else to treat myself.

As a much older adult, well, you guessed it, I still visit Mapleside Farms.

Did you know?

The state apple of Ohio is the Melrose Apple. Mapleside Farms produces the most Melrose Apples in the entire state.

Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, Ohio

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Located in Medina County.

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Brunswick Ohio is about 1/2 hour southwest of Cleveland.

What is Mapleside Farms?

Mapleside Farms is a fully functioning 100-acre apple orchard. This family tradition has been an attractive destination in Northeast Ohio for over 50 years.

People come from far away to dine in the restaurant, enjoy fresh homegrown produce, bakery, ice cream plus a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year.

A Little History About Mapleside Farms

Mapleside Farms began as a roadside stand where excess garden produce was sold on a table under an umbrella. In addition, maple trees lined a hill on the farm and were used to produce maple syrup. Hence the chosen name for the farm: Mapleside.

Many changes took place over the years including the planting of apple trees. Buildings were built including an Apple House with a Cider Bar, Cheese House and Flower House. And eventually a restaurant in 1984 where visitors could sit down for a bite to eat.

Changes continue to take place since Mapleside Farms acquired new owners in December 2010. See what they currently have to offer below.

Did you know?

Mapleside Farms received America's Most Beautiful Farm award in 2011.

Attractions at Mapleside Farms Today

There are many things for the entire family to see and do at Mapleside Farms.

Mapleside Gift Shop

A central attraction in the gift shop is an historic water wheel wishing well. Unique gifts can be found from classic toys, candles, Happy Blankie’s, jewelry and even hand-blown glass apples.

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The Apple House

This farm market features in-season homegrown produce all year long plus a variety of other foods, delicacies and decorative craft items too. Fresh-pressed apple cider is always available to sample and purchase.

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Corbo’s Bakery

Corbo’s has brought “a piece of Little Italy” to Cleveland for many years. And now they have brought their specialties to Mapleside Farms. Italian pastries, cakes, breads, cookies and more are available at the bakery. Visitor favorites include Corbo’s famous cassata cake, cannoli and tiramisu. In addition, you can order a beautiful cake for your special occasion.

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Melrose Grille

This upscale restaurant offers a vast food and drink menu that is sure to please all visitors. You can also relax in the Cider House Pub and Wine Loft. The upper level veranda offers beautiful views of the countryside. And if you time it right, you can see amazing sunsets as well.

Note: The Orchard House, offering a home-style menu and featuring BBQ favorites cooked over an applewood smoker, will have its grand opening in January 2013.

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Little Mountain Creamery

This seasonal ice cream shoppe offers hand-dipped ice cream, shakes, malts and sundaes. A visitor favorite is the Apple Dumpling Sundae.

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Concerts Over the Valley

As one of Ohio’s largest outdoor summer concert series, enjoy the picturesque 50-mile view overlooking the apple orchards while you relax and listen to talented local bands of various musical genres.

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Jump Park

This fun attraction for kids includes a 70-foot “jumping pillow” plus additional favorites such as a train ride and other outdoor amusements.

Pumpkin Village

This fall extravaganza is fun for the entire family. Entrance includes fun in the pumpkin patch, maze, super slide, Jump Park, hay ride and more.

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Private Events and Field Trips

Mapleside Farms is a great place to plan special events such as family reunions, parties and receptions.

School teachers and other groups can plan a guided walking tour through the production areas and apple orchards. This learning experience can also include outdoor fun, weather permitting.

Have you ever visited Mapleside Farms in Brunswick Ohio?

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Mapleside Farms Apple Orchard

I have enjoyed visiting Mapleside Farms for many many years.

Check out their website, www.mapleside.com, for information on their festivals such as the:

  • Johnny Appleseed Festival
  • Cars, Crafts and Strawberries Festival
  • Oktoberfest

If you are ever in the area, be sure to check it out.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Thanks for sharing the details of this quaint sounding little place. I understand that time factor when we are little kids...we used to travel to a small town that was about 45 minutes from our home when I was little and it seemed like an all day trip to me then.

This sounds like a place that families and singles would enjoy visiting. Nice job.

Sending Angels to you :) ps


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sholland10 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

I love your pictures, Sharyn. The hub layout is great!

Mapleside Farms sounds like a wonderful family place all year round. I like the Italian touch, too. The hayrides sound like such a good time. I can see why you still enjoy visiting it today.

Votes and Shares! :-)


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

This looks like such a wonderful place. I would definatley go. It makes me homesick for PA and all the wonderful food I can't find in the south. Great hub!


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Kyricus 3 years ago from Ohio

I haven't been to Mapleside Farms in ages; god it's probably been 20 something years. These days I go to Pattersons Fruit Farm because it's a bit closer to me. Thanks for reminding me of this place. I'll have to put it on my places to get back and visit list.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

This looks like fun. It would be a day trip for us, but the countryside is so pretty around there. Thanks for introducing us to this farm!


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

You've certainly made Mapleside Farms an attractive place. Your descriptions and details make the reader want to visit! Your photos are great as well.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Mapleside Farms appears to be a fascinating place to visit, Sharon, with many gustatory delights. Thanks for the heads up. If I ever get to visit there I shall be sure to let them know who sent me! Promise.


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cclitgirl 3 years ago from Western NC

This looks like a fun place, Sharon! When/if I'm in Ohio, I'll check it out.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

pstraubie48 ~ I love how you said your 45 minute drive felt like an all day trip as a kid. I totally understand, ha. Mapleside is a fun place to visit. Thanks for the angels:)

Susan H ~ Thanks for the compliments on the hub and for your votes and shares.

Tammy ~ Thanks! I bet it makes you homesick for PA.

Kyricus ~ so great to hear from someone who has been to Mapleside. I'm not familiar with Riding Ohio, I'll have to look it up. Although I have heard of Patterson's. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Glimmer ~ you are welcome! Where are you in Ohio?

Mary ~ well I am glad that my article makes you want to visit. That was my intent :) Thanks for your compliments and votes.

Dr. BJ ~ Thanks for stopping by to check it out. If you are ever in the area, let me know.

CC ~ come visit. We would have a blast!

Thank you all for your comments! Sorry it took so long to respond. Happy New Year! If you are ever in the area, check out Mapleside Farms!


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prasetio30 3 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very interesting hub. I had never heard about Mapleside Farms before. Just looking the picture, I can say.."WOW"....It's a wonderful place. I hope I can see it one day. Voted up!

Prasetio


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Pras ~ nice to see you. Thanks for your feedback and votes. Have a great day!

Sharyn

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