Put away those swimsuits! Throw out those flip flops, because fall has arrived in Richmond/ Wayne County! You’ll fall in love with all there is to see and do here in Richmond/Wayne County!
The days still have a hint of warmth, while just enough chill to enjoy a local coffee at one of the many locally owned restaurants in the area. The leaves have begun to change into vibrant yellows and oranges, creating a brilliant view as you drive through the area. There is an abundance of festivals, events, and seasonal activities to enjoy. Join in the fun, and experience something that you’ll fall in love with!
Wayne County is like a vibrant painting right now, as the leaves are turning, the view is spectacular! Take in the beauty of nature as you collect leaves from 55 different trees during the ArbLeaf program. The self-guided leaf collecting trail located at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond, offers a unique opportunity to collect and organize your discoveries. The program is running now until October 27th. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm. Allow enough time to walk and collect the number of leaves needed.
If the chilly autumn air has you shivering and seeking warmth, Roscoe’s Coffee Bar and Tap Room offers a large variety of choices for any coffee lover and the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing, a great place to sit down and read a good book while warming up! All Roscoe's coffee is grown, harvested and processed organically. Offering 2 locations, 185 Fort Wayne Ave. & 4563 National Road East, Richmond.
If pumpkins and gourds are on your list of fall decor, be sure to stop by Dougherty Orchard, 1117 Dougherty Rd, Cambridge City, where a large pumpkin patch awaits you. Let the kids pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve, enjoy a caramel apple, some cider slushies and then take a stroll through the petting zoo! For the adults, Doughtery has a brand new Winery and Craft Beer bar. Enjoy a glass of apple wine made from their fresh apple cider or some craft beer - Autumn Honey (made from their apple blossom honey) or Golden Harvest. Or for a special treat, try the Frozen Apple Wine Slush!
If decorating for fall is a hobby of yours, you can’t go wrong at Warm Glow Candle Store, 2131 North Centerville Rd, Centerville. The aroma of 70+ scents of candles welcomes you as you step into the beautiful entry doors. Just a few steps west and you’ll end up at the new Artisans & Java where you can shop local artisan wares, and enjoy a delicious pumpkin spice latte! Warm Glow is overflowing with fall decor and a large variety of fall candle scents - everything you need for a fall experience.
The weather is cooling down but there’s no need to avoid a cool treat! Swing by Ullery’s Homemade Ice-Cream, 168 Fort Wayne Ave, Richmond for one of their many fall inspired ice cream flavors! One of their most popular and most savory seasonal flavors is the Pumpkin Spice. The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger come together to form the perfect fall flavor! Pumpkin not your thing? Their apple pie crumble is another fall spotlight you can’t go wrong with! Embrace the chilly weather and enjoy a delightful dessert!
There are a TON of cool events in Wayne County during the fall – be sure to check our event calendar frequently as new events are always added!
You’ll be sure to fall in love with Wayne County while you visit all that we have to offer! Stop by the Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond to pick up your visitor guide, brochures and more information to help you during your visit.