It’s no secret that autumn is the best season to take in the beauty of Ohio. And a weekend
road trip or a leisurely day drive is the perfect way to take in Ohio’s stunning fall foilage. From charming backroads to scenic metropark drives, here are 12 roads away from the city in Ohio that are pure bliss in the fall:
1. The Ohio Amish Country Byway (Holmes County)
For a leisurely drive back to a simpler time in life, explore the rolling hills of Ohio's Amish Country in Holmes County. (And any other Amish Country county in Ohio, of course.)
2. County Road 4 (Washington County)
Take this picturesque drive in Washington County when you need to relax. The countryside and fall colors will put you at ease.
3. Sand Run Road (Akron)
Within the Summit Metro Parks, you'll find some of the most serene, stunning fall foliage of the season. If you're in the area this fall, this is a drive you'll want to take.
4. Wally Road Scenic Byway (from Greer to Loudonville)
What was once the "Wally," (the Toledo, Walhonding Valley and Ohio Railroad) has now ceased operations, but parts of the 45-mile route are featured along what is now the Wally Road Scenic Byway.
5. Ohio Route 348 (Adams County)
This country road in Adams County is a favorite scenic drive for locals. Travel it in the fall time for an especially beautiful drive.
6. The Ohio River Scenic Byway
Travel along the Ohio River and visit several of Ohio's charming small towns. Pictured is the view of the river from Gallipolis' Mound Ceremony. Gallipolis is one of the many small towns along the river you will encounter on this drive.
7. Ravenna Road (Lake County Road 360)
The fall foliage along this winding, picturesque road in Lake County is unbelievably beautiful during the autumn season. Locals simply love this drive.
8. White Oak Hill Road (Pike County)
This steep and scenic road in Pike County offers a genuine off-the-beaten-path, classic country road experience.
9. The Covered Bridges Byway (Ashtabula County)
Drive through America's shortest and longest covered bridge along this scenic route, which features 18 covered bridges in Ashtabula County. To view a map of the complete routes of this drive click
10. County Road 1625 (Williams County)
This secluded, scenic road in Williams County also features absolutely stunning fall foliage. It's a truly peaceful way to enjoy the season.
11. Brookpark Road Bridge (Cleveland Metroparks)
Escape from the city for a scenic drive in and around Cleveland Metroparks. October is the best month to take in the fall foliage here.
12. Hocking Hills Scenic Byway (State Route 374)
This 26.4-mile byway along State Route 374 winds its way through the scenic Hocking Hills and Hocking Hills State Forest. The photographer captured a stunning October sunrise on this magical road within the Hocking Hills.