What makes Brimfield, Ohio an interesting place to visit is the diversity of activities. From visiting a farm to playing a round of golf with a stop for a meal at the local burger restaurant, Brimfield has many unique offerings.
For the history buffs, the Kelso House is a museum that was created to preserve the uniqueness of the locale. Historical artifacts in the Kelso House include furniture, clothing, books and toys that reflect what life was like in a Western Reserve township in the mid to late 1800s. Built in 1833, the Greek Revival style house was built by William and Lucy Kelso at the center of Brimfield Township. For more than fifty years the “Union House” or “Old Hotel,” as it was called in its early existence, served as the center of the town’s social activity. It held a post office on the main floor while a second floor housed a ballroom. Shortly after 1886 the house became a private residence, last lived in by a granddaughter of the original owners.
To prevent the demolition of the house in 1961, the Brimfield Memorial House Association was formed and the house was purchased from the Shell Oil Company. It was moved from the center of the township to its present location, 4158 State Route 43. More land was added and other historic buildings, such as the Michael-Cable Barn (1845) and the Boosinger Corn Crib and Granary (1879), were relocated there.
Interested in agriculture? Plan a stop at the Dussel Farm. Mike and Linda Dussel operate the farm, with corn being the main crop. There are activities throughout the year, but autumn provides most, highlighted by Dussel’s Fall Festival. Festival features include a Corn Maize, a haunted bus ride, and on weekends kettle corn, carmel apples, face painting and a children’s maize. Pumpkins for carving and decorating are available September to Halloween. Adding a colorful treat to the Farm’s fall decor is Linda’s mum garden.
For the golfers, Sunny Hill Golf Course features 27 holes and a driving range. Sunny Hill also has two pavilions: one, nestled in a nicely wooded area, has a volleyball court, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and two ballfields with dugouts; the other being near a beautiful lake.
Cherokee Park has 120 campsites with electricity and water hookups, all on wooded and open spaces surrounding two small lakes with an activities area. You can grill out at your campsite or grab a meal at a burger restaurant, and then return to the peace and quiet of the wooded outdoors at Cherokee Park.