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Annual fall foliage tour this weekend

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    Geig's Orchard is one of the stops on this weekend's fall foliage tour.

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    Geig’s Orchard will have about a dozen varieties of apples available in its store and about 10 in the orchard during this weekend’s Fall Foliage Tour.

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    Geigs Orchard will have about a dozen varieties of apples available in its store and about 10 in the orchard during this weekends Fall Foliage Tour.

    PHOTO PROVIDED

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Participants in this weekend’s Fall Foliage Tour in Medina County can stop at Geig’s Orchard for a taste of its renowned apple cider.

For a history lesson, they can visit the Seville Historical Society and the Wadsworth Historical Society’s Johnson House and Museum.

Geig’s, 8468 Wooster Pike, Guilford Township, and the historical societies are among nine stops on the drive-it-yourself tour Saturday and Sunday, which is designed to entertain and educate visitors about agriculture and the rural way of life in Medina County. A map of the tour is available online.

Lynn Geig, co-owner of the business along with her husband, Brian, said this weekend will be their busiest of the season, and they will have extra help to handle all the customers.

“We’ll have hayrides out to pumpkin patch,” she said. “It’s a fun family outing.”

A feature this weekend is pick-your-own apples, which is available every weekend in October.

“We’ll offer free samples of cider, popcorn and peanuts,” she said.

Hard (alcoholic) cider also will be available from New Frontier Cider Co., Blake Road, Guilford Township. Brian Geig’s sister, Teenia Geig-Koehler, and her husband, Paul, own the cider company.

They take Geig’s cider and make hard cider and wines in their cidery, and will hand out samples Saturday.

For information about Geig’s Orchard, call (330) 769-3276.

The Fall Foliage Tour is noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Besides Geig’s Orchard, tour stops include:

  • Pioneers in the Park, Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Lafayette Township; visit a historical encampment and see demonstrations of pioneer crafts and skills;
  • Seville Library, 45 Center St., Seville; celebrate the harvest at the eighth annual Harvest Festival on Saturday with live music and special guests;
  • Seville Historical Society, 70 W. Main St.; tour the museum and learn about the Giants of Seville;
  • Maple Valley Farm, 8701 Hubbard Valley Road, Guilford Township; visit the dairy farm with more than 300 head of cattle and find out how maple syrup is produced;
  • Sky Park Inc., 3071 Greenwich Road, Wadsworth; stop by local community airport to learn about its unique history;
  • Wadsworth Historical Society, 161 High St; learn about Wadsworth’s past by visiting the Johnson House and Museum;
  • Stoney Ridge Stables, 2010 Reimer Road, Wadsworth; it’s a full-service boarding, lessons, training and competitive horse-show stable;
  • Blooming Acres Inc., 7561 State Road, Wadsworth; nursery and green house produces plants chosen for their aesthetic qualities, durability, vigor and wildlife benefits.

Points of interest on the tour include:

  • Captain Bates Tomb, Mound Hill Cemetery, Main St., Seville; the final resting place of the Giants of Seville and their infant son.
  • Wadsworth Brewing Co., 126 Main St., Wadsworth; family-owned and operated brewery uses locally grown ingredients.
  • Barn Talks Hops, 2480, Fixler Road, Wadsworth; a family-owned hops farm and processing facility.

Sponsors of the annual event include the Medina County Park District, Medina Soil & Water Conservation District, Medina County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Medina County District Library and Medina County Farm Bureau.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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