Things To Do

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Dussel’s 170-acre Brimfield Farm & a local Landmark has been located in the Twp among the beautiful rolling field’s since the early 50’s. This piece of Americana is located at the corner of 43 & Old Forge & is operated by Mike & Linda Dussel. 

When the words Dussel Farm come up, everyone’s thoughts drift to their great corn. As the corn becomes available for sale the farmers market also opens up, with many varieties of local home grown produce. The season for the corn usually runs from mid-August till the end of September.

When Fall marches in the crops wind down, no need to fear, Dussels Fall festival with a spin on Halloween comes a knocking. Featured at this festival is the Corn Maize, 9am till dusk, the Haunted bus & on weekends Kettle corn, carmel apples, face painting & a children’s maize. Go no further for your pumpkins, they have more Jolly lantern’s than the scarecrow can shake a stick at. The pumpkins are available for purchase from late Sept till Hallow Eve.

A special fall treat is Linda’s Mum garden. This garden is a photographers dream. So much color in one place & as the mums bloom a perfect addition for you for any Fall decorating opportunity that arise.

As if running a farm & all the activities I have already told you about are not enough, the Dussel’s have opened a feed store which carries all the feed for your livestock, horses, wild bird, fish, guinea pig & alpaca needs. I’m sure I missed some creatures, but knowing the Dussels I’m sure they can hook you up.

If your looking for that perfect country visit, look no further start heading our way & stop in at Dussel’s and get a taste of the life that use to be & that still thrives among the picturesque rolling fields of Brimfield. For more information call 330-673-5957. Don’t forget your camera, your gonna need it!

The Kelso House

20101022_1321.JPGThe historic Kelso House is owned and operated by the non-profit Brimfield Memorial House Association as a museum to preserve furniture, clothing, books and toys which reflect life in a Western Reserve township in the mid to late 1800’s. 

The Greek Revival style house was built in 1833 by William and Lucy Sawyer Kelso on the southeast corner at the center of Brimfield Township. For more than fifty years the “Union House” or “Old Hotel” as it was called by the early town folk, served as the center of the town’s social activity, with a post office on the main floor and a ballroom on the second floor. After Lucy’s death in 1886 the house became a private residence, last lived in by a granddaughter of the original owners.

In 1961 the property was sold, and to prevent the demolition of the house the Brimfield Memorial House Association was formed. The group purchased the building from the Shell Oil Company for $1.00, and moved it from the center of the township to its present location, 4158 State Route 43, where it was set on new foundations and refurbished with much of the original woodwork and flooring. Later, more land was purchased to house other historic buildings nestled around the Kelso House. These buildings include the Michael-Cable Barn (1845), the Boosinger Corn Crib and Granary (1879), which houses tools of yesteryear’s trades, and a garden shed. Hopes for a replica of a district schoolhouse are in our dreams to be added on our site. 

Our major means of operating is through membership, donations from the public, and fund raising. Membership is open to all beginning at $10.00 for an individual. We are sponsoring a commemorative brick drive. You may have bricks engraved to honor or remember your loved ones at a cost of $40.00 for two lines or $50.00 for three lines. The bricks line the sidewalk near the entrance to our new elevator at the back of the house. Call us or e-mail us for more information. 

The mailing address for the site is Brimfield Memorial House Association, P. O. Box 1231, Kent, Ohio 44240, Judi Allen serves as the curator and can be reached by phone at 330-673-1058 or by email at kelsohouse1@aol.com. For information you may also contact Helena Parry at 330-673-0577. Dr. Edgar McCormick is Advisory Director of the Brimfield Memorial House Association. 

We are open to the public on Thursday and Saturday from noon to 4 PM or by appointment. Please stop in and see our museum. Club and group tours are also welcome. We also have an all purpose room for rent for parties and meetings in the basement of the Kelso House.

Cherokee Park

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Mogadore, OH 44260
330-673-1964

Additional information can be accessed at www.cherokeeparkcampground.com 

Whether you have lots of camp sites to visit this summer or not Cherokee Park should be one of them.
A Beautiful Campground Nestled in Beautiful Brimfield Township
Set on 50 acres, just a short drive east of Akron, Ohio, Cherokee Park offers a peaceful setting with wooded and open space surrounding two small tree-lined lakes and an activities area. Enjoy the beauty of nature and the calming effect of a campfire. You might even spot an occasional deer during your stay.

Complete Camping Facilities, Modern, Clean Hot Showers, Convenient Laundry Room, Central Dump Station, Propane & Firewood Available for Purchase, Quality RV Campsites.

Cherokee Park offers 120 campsites with 30 amp electric and water hookups. Choose a sunny, open RV site or one that is shaded by trees. Pull-thru sites are available for today's larger RVs. 
Pets are welcome so long as they are leashed and attended. We offer a few family tent sites during the summer for a limited stay.

The Park is open from April 20th to October 20th this year. The park offers hay rides on Saturday nights weather permitting. Every holiday they have excitement for children and create a great atmosphere with games for all ages. They have Bingo on the weekends and a Recreation Hall with a wonderful fire place. 

With Lake Swimming available, you can also fish in the lake or use the paddle boats. They have shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball and basketball.
Check in time is 2:00 PM
Check out time is 1:00 PM

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268 Old Forge Road
Kent, Ohio 44240 (Brimfield Township)
Phone: (330) 678-2080
Fax: (330) 678-6364
e-mail: viking@vikingvineyards.com 
January thru March: 
Thurs. 5PM to 9PM
Fri. & Sat. Noon to 11PM
Sunday 1PM to 8PM 
April thru December: 
Tues. thru Thurs. 5PM to 9PM
Fri. & Sat. Noon to 11PM
Sunday 1PM to 8PM 

Tasting Room
Visit the cozy, relaxing tasting room, overlooking the beautiful lake, where people come to unwind, talk, enjoy the scenery, listen to music, enjoy the art, drink wine and eat ("A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thee" – or is it "thou"?). They also have ample outdoor seating on the deck along the lake when the weather permits

Party and Meeting Room
The Lake View Hospitality Room, with its large windows overlooking the lake, provides the perfect setting for your group of 60 or less (please call for rental information). 

In the Winery they have produced a range of fine still wines - red, white and blush, from dry to semi-sweet - something to please every palate! 
An Art Gallery that showcases a different local artist every month so that you can enjoy a changing "canvas" with your visits over time is one of the features of this wonderful establishment. 
Visit the Gift Shop any time of the year for hand-painted glassware and other unique, unusual wine-related items that make the perfect gift for yourself or your wine-enjoying friends. 
I have it on good authority that the Bonfire/Hotdog Roasts held several times a month in the Summer are a big hit with the local community. Steak Cookouts during the Summer months, a Halloween Party in October, plus Varietal Wine Tastings in the Lake View Hospitality Room during the cold months are also part of this wonderful Brimfield entrepreneur’s offerings.

Sunny Hill Golf Course

If Golfing is your game Brimfield, Ohio is where you need to go. Sunny Hill Golf Course is located at 3734 Sunnybrook Road just minutes from Interstate 76 Tallmadge Road exit. If you exit the expressway you will need to go east to Sunnybrook Road and then South on Sunnybrook to find a great place to have a good time. Sunny Hill Golf Course features 27 holes of Golf and a driving range. 

They have a newly remodeled eating and bar area overlooking the beautiful front nine. The third nine was built as a Par 3 or 4 so it could accommodate kids of all ages. If you have a child that is 16 or younger and they want to golf during the week it is only $5.00 for nine holes.

If you would like to have your golf outing and benefit from the extras at Sunny Hill they are many. First of all they have two spacious pavilions. The larger pavilion is nestled in a beautiful wooded area and it has a volleyball court, basketball court and horseshoe pits within 50 feet. It also has two regulation size ball fields complete with dugouts. You can bat a ball around there too if they are not scheduled with games. The second pavilion is near a beautiful lake and it can be divided so smaller groups can access the facilities. 

Sunny Hill Golf and Recreation Center has been under the careful eye of President Joe Repasky for the last eleven years and looks to continue to improve every year. They are planning to have all grass tees at the driving range by next year. If you have questions about pricing and scheduling please call Robin Liggett at 330-673-1785 or 330-676-GOLF and schedule your next outing here in Brimfield Township.

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