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2018 Bus Trips

This is the selection of Bus Trips for the 2018 Season for the City of Mayfield Heights Parks and Recreation.  We have some new awesome adventures, including a Saturday trip.  Take a look. If there is interest in any of these trips, call us at 440-442-2627.  You can register online at  

Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra & Masthead Brewing Co.

Founded in 1918 by a group of local citizens, the Cleveland Orchestra has become and remains one of the most sought after performing ensembles in the world.  Since its opening in 1931, Severance Hall has been the orchestra’s winter home to where they set a standard of artistic excellence.  Join us as we set out to listen to conductor Franz Welser-Most perform Beethoven’s Heroic Symphony. 
Following the performance, we will go down to Masthead Brewing Co & eat lunch in the historic Bryant Building in downtown Cleveland.  The building, originally built in 1921 as an automotive dealership, is now on the National Register of Historic Places.  The taproom features a 100 foot long bar, and an additional 50 seat friendly patio with a view of downtown Cleveland.  Masthead includes a full bar and kitchen focusing on American and Belgian style beers, Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, and a barrel aged beer program, which utilizes exclusively allocated whiskey barrels from top-rated distilleries.  Bus trip will leave at 10:00 AM and return at approximately 2:30 PM.  Trip cost is $45 and includes transportation and ticket in the orchestra level.  Lunch payment is made directly to the restaurant. 

WHERE:   Severance Hall, Masthead Brewing Co.
DATES:    Friday April 13th
TIME:       Bus leaves at 10:00 AM, approximate return at 2:30 PM                                   
COST:      $45 per participant – includes transportation to and from Cleveland Orchestra,
                 Ticket in the Orchestra Level
NOTE:      ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own.
LIMIT:       24 participants

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and Hale Farm

Train enthusiast?  Enjoy beautiful park scenery?  Do you just like to sit and relax while a train takes you to a different place?  You can explore the beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park on the train.  The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is a premier tourist attraction, offering train excursions through the park. The train offers an excellent view of the natural scenery and wildlife and an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad in valley.  Our trip will begin at Rockside Station. 
Our trip will visit Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres in the Cuyahoga Valley with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning, weaving, candle making, pottery, broom making and more!  Hale Farm & Village captures the story of the Hale Family and their 200 year old family farm nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley – a home, a retreat and since 1958, an outdoor living history museum.  Hale Farm & Village offers self-guided tours.  The group will eat lunch at Café 1810 which serves a variety of sandwiches, salads and sides along with locally sourced seasonal items. Beer and wine are also available or try a famous Hale Ale Root beer.
After a day of exploration, sit back and relax once again as the train returns to the station.

WHERE:    Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm
DATES:      Friday June 15th
TIME:         Bus leaves at 8:00 AM, approximate return at 5:30 PM                                   
COST:        $40 per participant – includes transportation to and from CVSR & admission
                   to Hale Farm and Village
NOTE:        ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own.
LIMIT:         24 participants

Geneva on the Lake

Geneva-on-the-Lake, located on the shores of Lake Erie, is Ohio's first Summer resort! Families have enjoyed vacationing there on America's north coast for generations. During the summer season, the famous entertainment Strip is alive with arcades, amusement rides, restaurants, nightclubs, live music and more. Lake Erie offers fishing, boating, and swimming -- often with just a short walk.  Walk the strip or walk the beach. Ride the bike path, play a round of mini golf, ride the bumper boats or go-carts. Visit the covered bridges or take a canoe trip. Shop the Flea Market and Art Show.   There is something for everyone to do in Geneva-on-the-Lake.
Our trip will begin at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, which boasts breathtaking views with its location on the southern shore of Lake Erie, near Geneva State Park in the heart of Ohio Wine Country.  An included buffet lunch at The Lodge’s signature restaurant will kick off the day.  Horizons Restaurant at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake, from the striking, glass-enclosed octagonal dining room with spectacular Lake Erie views, to a local menu of classic American cuisine, Horizons presents Ohio Wine Country dining at its best.
Once lunch is over, we will head to the entertainment Strip for you to enjoy all of what Geneva-on-the-Lake has to offer. 

WHERE:  Geneva on the Lake
DATES:   Friday August 17th
TIME:      Bus leaves at 10:00 AM, approximate return at 4:00 PM                                   
COST:    $50 per participant – includes transportation to Geneva on the Lake AND Lunch
LIMIT:      24 participants

Ramseyer Farms
Ramseyer Farms

Ramseyer Farms is a fifth-generation family farm in the heart of Wayne County, Ohio.  At Ramseyer Farms, they believe in the importance of quality family time and have worked to provide a place with a friendly atmosphere filled with activities to delight all ages.  Their hope is that your visit to the farm will create lasting memories and will become one of your family’s favorite traditions.  What once started as a potato farm has now become a family destination that includes THE OHIO MAZE, as well as hayrides, a corn barn, spudway pedal carts, a pumpkin house, an obstacle course, hide & slide hill, U-Pick pumpkin patch, Bessie the milking cow, duck races, rat racers and hamster wheel, and much much more.  Truly a great fall spot for the entire family.  Food concessions are available on festival weekends featuring homemade french fries, fresh kettle corn, and apple cider. 
If you don’t fill up at the festival, the next stop will be to the Broken Rocks Café and Bakery.  Let the smell of freshly baked bread lure you in and in the warm glow of our wood and brick interior, you can relax with your family and friends.  With your first bites of the chef’s delicacies and a sip of their fine spirits, you’ll know you’ve found a home away from home.  Before you go back out to the street, remember to bring along some bread from the artisan bakery.

WHERE:   Ramseyer Farms & Broken Rocks Café and Bakery
DATES:    Saturday October 20th
TIME:       Bus leaves at 9:30 AM, approximate return at 4:00 PM                                   
COST:      $40 per participant – includes transportation to and admission to Ramseyer
NOTE:      ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL get lunch on their own.
LIMIT:       24 participants

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