The Best Times And Places To View Fall Foliage Around Cincinnati

As the temperatures drop and we go from swimsuits to sweatshirts, the vibrant colors of fall slowly start to take over our Cincinnati landscape. The timing of this transition is a little different each year, due to a number of factors. But thanks to the experts at Smoky Mountains, we now have a better idea of when we’ll want to be sure and get outside and enjoy the peak fall foliage in Cincinnati. They’ve developed an interactive tool that helps to determine the best times to view leaves changing color in Cincinnati, and we’ve summarized it for you below. Check it out to know when to see fall colors in Cincinnati this year.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

To check out this handy tool for when to see fall colors in Cincinnati for yourself, or to see the predictions for other areas of the country, check out the Smoky Mountains website here.

And if you’re ready to start enjoying autumn now, check out our guide to the best seasonal activities in Ohio, which features pumpkin patches, fall festivals, apple orchards, and more!

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When To See Fall Colors In Cincinnati

September 01, 2019

What is there to do in Cincinnati in the fall?

Many would argue that fall is the best time of year in Cincinnati. We welcome beautiful fall foliage, we can tailgate at our favorite football games, and there’s something to do every single weekend throughout September and October. If you’re looking for things to do in Cincinnati in the fall, start with a visit to a local farm. Pick apples at Irons Fruit Farm, go for a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Blooms & Berries, definitely hit up Oktoberfest downtown, or choose from any of the other ways to celebrate leaves changing color in Cincinnati.

Where can I see the best fall foliage in Cincinnati?

The best place to see fall foliage in Cincinnati is any number of parks or other naturally beautiful destinations. Visit one of the historic Cincinnati Parks for colorful scenery and history, check out one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County and take a rowboat out on a lake, or stroll through Spring Grove Cemetery. This may seem odd, but it is one of the most beautiful places in Cincinnati, especially during the vibrant fall season.

Why should I visit Cincinnati in the fall?

Why shouldn’t you visit Cincinnati in the fall? When peak fall foliage in Cincinnati arrives, our city is painted in rich colors. If you stay downtown, you can get a great mix of historic architecture and fall beauty in places such as Over-the-Rhine and Smale Riverfront Park. Cincinnati is also a very festive town this time of year with numerous fall festivals and celebrations, including the largest Oktoberfest in the country.