Autumn has arrived and now is a great time to get out and enjoy the sounds, smells, and sights of autumn.  Aurora has some amazing parks where you can enjoy all the wonders of this most beautiful time of year.

One area you need to visit is Tinker’s Creek State Park and Nature Preserve.  The state park is technically in Streetsboro on Aurora Hudson Road, but the Nature Preserve is in Aurora on Old Mill Road.  Herons, ducks, geese, and beaver can be found in the spring fed waters.  There are several trails that run throughout the park and the preserve.  During fall migration periods, the waters provide food and shelter for thousands of water fowl.  Please visit for more info.

Fall Festival:  Saturday October 8 at 11:00am at Sunny Lake Park.  Enjoy inflatables, hayrides, games, concessions, and more.  Fall fun for the whole family.  Sunny Lake Park is located at 855 Mennonite Road.  Call 330-562-4333 for more info.

Trick or Treat:  Trick or Treat will be held in Aurora on Monday October 31st from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

Showcase Aurora:  This is a great day of free family fun presented by The Aurora Chamber of Commerce.  This event will be held on Saturday October 22nd from 10:00am until 2:00pm at The Aurora High School at 190 West Pioneer Trail.  This event will feature a fall festival theme with trick or treat fun and a costume parade.  Representatives from businesses, schools, city departments, and non-profit organizations will be sharing info, literature, give-a-ways, and product samples.  Please call the Aurora Chamber of Commerce at 330-562-3355 for additional info.

Business Spotlight: Papous Tap and Grille

Next time you are in Aurora-be sure to check out Papous Tap and Grille.  Located at 360 Aurora Commons Circle, Papous is a neighborhood eatery.  Papous features pizzas, burgers, seafood, ribs, sandwiches, subs, and wraps in a casual atmosphere that combines vintage automotive collectibles and historical Cleveland pop culture.  There is a lot to look at, plus the food is really good!  Check out their web site at for menu and hours.