calendar of events
The following is a list of events in and around Punderson Manor Lodge & Conference Center.
Punderson Haunted History Tours
Come join us at Punderson Manor to learn a little of our history and the history of the Western Reserve. Come for dinner, and stay for the tour, which starts at 8:30pm and is followed by ghost stories by the fireplace or bonfire (weather permitting) at 9:00pm. Reservations required for dinner: 440.564.9144 Ext. 410. Our restaurant will be open 5:00pm-8:30pm on these Thursdays.
- Every Thursday, June – October
Punderson Manor Horse & Carriage Tours
Every Sunday from 12:00pm-8:00pm
Depart on your carriage ride at the historic Punderson Manor. You will be whisked away and travel on the park’s paved roads through its 741-acre wooded property. Enjoy listening to fun facts as you look for various park wildlife. A fun ride for the young and young at heart. Reservations are required at www.ladybugranchllc.com
Punderson Manor – Birds of Prey Program
4:30pm—5:00pm & 5:30pm—6:00pm
August 1, September 5, and October 3, 2014
Meet live predatory birds up close & personal. Learn many fascinating facts about these carnivorous birds. Programs will include a representative of the hawk and owl family. Learn how a falcon can reach speeds of up to 200mph, watch an owl rotate its head 280 degrees and on special occasions meet the master of the wind- the Turkey Vulture.
Bridges And Buggies Tours
September 18-20 (Bridges portion), 2014
September 20-22 (Buggies portion), 2014
Our Bridges and Buggies tours are the perfect solution for those with fewer days to dedicate to a bike tour. You have the opportunity to cycle 2 diverse areas of Northeast Ohio, 2 days apiece, with high quality accommodations at 2 beautiful Ohio State Park lodges. You can choose either of the 2 tours, both featuring easy to moderate terrain, or combine them into a single 4-day extended weekend adventure with just a one hour drive between the 2 lodges on the transition day (Saturday).
Fall Festival Haunted Trail
October 4, 2014
Haunted trails have been a big success at other park regions and we would love to bring one to Punderson this year during our annual Fall Festival which takes place at the beginning of October.
The Terror of Binky Toodles
October 31, 2014 – Mystery Weekend Event
Binky Toodles is the reason why clowns creep some people out, and when you want to scare the living daylights out of somebody, you tell them the story of the Binky Toodles. Binky was responsible for horrendous deeds so terrifying, he was tried and executed on the spot at the scene of his crime by way of electrocution, as he whistled “Pop Goes the Weasel”. Once Binky was pronounced dead by electrocution, his body was taken to Potter’s Field.
On the way there the ambulance hit a deer and flipped off a bridge landing in Punderson Lake, killing everybody inside the vehicle. However, the body of Binky Toodles was never found in the ambulance. Some say that Binky was so evil the devil didn’t even know what to do with him hence a special place was created. It was far below the blazing pits of damnation, deeper than the endless pools of hopeless despair, and that place was called Toodlesville. Binky was in charge of all the rest of the wickedest of souls ever to inhabit a human body.
Binky Toodles disappeared on October 31st in 1927, 30 years ago however, legend has it that Binky can be conjured back to the land of the living for those that wish to go where angels fear to tread. Hence, for the past 30 years people are hosting Halloween parties attempting to conjure the spirit of Binky Toodles by singing Pop Goes the Weasel, as the Halloween goers revel the night away. If in fact he is brought back, for 2 days Binky Toodles will do the bidding of the person that conjures him from his eternal damnation. Of course, nobody has actually witnessed Binky Toodles rise from the dead and appear before them, but that doesn’t stop every Halloween partygoer from singing the song to bring him back.
That is why, this year 1957, eccentric millionaire Mecurius Wentworth III is throwing a grand Halloween gala. However, he’s not only inviting all of his ex wives and ex business partners, he’s also inviting YOU to this grand affair. It’s been years since any of Mecurius’s exes has seen him and let’s just say they didn’t depart on the best of terms, combine this with Binky Toodles and it makes for quite a killer time.
Breakfast with Santa
November 30, December 7, 14 & 21, 2014
7:30am until 11:00am
Treat your children to one of the most beloved holiday traditions, Breakfast with Santa, at Punderson Manor State Park Lodge & Conference Center in Newbury, Ohio. The most festive destination in Geauga County. Punderson Manor, with it’s famed holiday decorations and Sunday breakfast, serves as a back drop for creating rich childhood memories.
Photos with Santa
After Breakfast take your kiddos and your camera to have their picture taken with Santa. This is a time-honored tradition during the holiday season. Children and their parents will enjoy the experience and will receive photo opportunities which will leave families with many interesting memories down the road.
Reservations are recommended 440-564-9144
Local Amish Tours
Offered five days a week (excluding Thursday & Sunday’s)
Want to learn more about Geauga Counties Amish Community? The Red Maple Inn is now offering private back road Amish Tours for small groups open to the public. Allow us the opportunity to drive you to some unique stops along our Amish Country side of Geauga/Trumbull counties. The 4th largest Amish Community in the World!
~Tour leaves the Red Maple Inn promptly at 1:00pm and returns by 3:00pm
~Narrated 2 hour tour
~Visit one of a kind Amish Businesses, School Houses & Much More
$29.00 per person
Must make reservations in advance – Please call 440-834-8334
Pancake Breakfast at Punderson Manor
2015 ~ March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, April 2, 19 & 26, May 3 & 17
$7.95 Children Under 12