Camping in Madison County, Ohio

Fall Harvest Tour

Fall Harvest Tour
Saturday, October 17, 2015
London, Ohio

Welcome to the 4th Annual Fall Harvest Tour! This budget tour is this season's final fling to enjoy the lovely autumn colors along the byways in Deer Creek valley, sponsored by the Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails.

The tour consists of two different routes: a 43-mile short loop and a 79-mile option meandering to South Charleston, Choctaw Lake, through the Deer Creek Valley, and back to London.  All rides will kick off between 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. from the Prairie Grass Trail trailhead located behind the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High St. in London. The courses will wind through scenic rural countryside in Madison, Franklin, and Clark Counties, featuring gently rolling terrain.

Since this is a budget tour, you may opt to take a counter clock-wise loop and come back via the bikeway.  Also, there are places to stop and refresh along the way at various restaurants, grocery and convenience stores en route - or save your appetite for the many fine restaurants in London post ride.  The locations are indicated on our maps, and for London area, see the large map at the Prairie Grass Trailhead.

The $10.00 pre-registration fee includes detailed tour maps, identification number (which must be displayed at all times), and support services. The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will also have t-shirts available for purchase on the day of the tour for $15.00.

All pre-registrations must be received by Saturday, October 10, 2015. We plan our tour on the number of registrations received. We are sorry but refunds cannot be made if you are unable to ride after you have registered. All registrations received after October 10, including the day of the tour will be $15.00.

How do I get there? London is located in Central Ohio approximately 25 miles west of Columbus. It is easily accessible from any area of Ohio.  From 1-71 take exit 85 (St. Rt. 56).  Then, go north on State Route 56 into London (10 miles). From 1-70, you may take exit 79 (St. Rt. 42).  Then go south on St Rt. 42 into London (8 miles). As you enter the city of London, sign-in at the Prairie Grass Trail trailhead located at the Madison County Senior Citizens Center at 280 West High Street.

The following interactive maps are available courtesy of

43-mile route

79-mile route

(Routes may change due to road conditions. Final maps will be available at the registration table.)

Click here to download and print a copy of the tour registration form

PayPal now available

We now offer PayPal as a convenient and secure option for registering.

You will still be required to fill out a registration form and sign the liability waiver when you arrive for the event.
You may want to print one out on our website and bring it along.

When you click on the "Register Now" button,
you will be taken to the secure PayPal website to complete your transaction.

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You are NOT required to have a PayPal account - you can use your major credit card.
This is the link you will click when you get to that point in the process:


You will be returned to our site when your transaction is completed.

You (and fmcpt) will receive a confirmation email from PayPal regarding the transaction.

If you prefer, you can continue to print out a registration form and mail us a check.
Mailing instructions are included on all registration forms.

Fall Harvest Tour
Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails
P.O. Box 308
London, Ohio  43140