Ohio September 06, 2018
Fall Is Coming And These Are The 9 Best Places To See The Changing Leaves In Ohio
The most magical season in Ohio will be here before you know it.
While it might be too early to sip a pumpkin spice latte, it’s never really too early to start planning your fall adventures in the Buckeye State. From canopy tours to state park trails, there are plenty of ways to take in Ohio’s stunning fall foliage. The following are nine of our favorite destinations in the state to watch the leaves change. See which ones you’ll be adding to your autumn bucket list:
1. Mohican Country
The Mohicans Treehouses and Tree Frog Canopy Tours in Glenmont get you up close and personal with the stunning fall foliage in the northeast region of Ohio. Of course, if you're afraid of heights, you can also take a hike in the state park and take in just as much beauty. Mohican State Park is located at 3116 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842.
2. Osage Orange Tunnel (Bellbrook)
Most people are surprised to find out that Ohio also has a tunnel of trees you can hike through—and it’s simply stunning in the fall. Sugarcreek MetroPark in Bellbrook, Ohio features the Osage Orange Tunnel. It’s a magical place you need to experience for yourself. Sugarcreek MetroPark is located at 4178 Conference Rd., Bellbrook, OH 45305.
3. Holden Arboretum Canopy Walk and Emergent Tower (Kirtland)
The Judith and Maynard H. Murch Canopy Walk at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio features a 500 ft. long elevated walkway suspended 65 ft. above the forest floor. It gives visitors a truly unique perspective of the fall foliage. And as an added bonus, there’s an observation tower on site that takes you up even further up—so much further that you end up above the trees. You'll find it at 9500 Sperry Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094.
4. Hocking Hills
Hike to Old Man's Cave, explore a nature preserve, canoe at Rose Lake or take a canopy tour within this stunning region of Ohio. In southern Ohio, this is one of the most beautiful places to embrace the season. Hocking Hills State Park is located at 19852 OH-664, Logan, OH 43138.
5. Ceasar Creek State Park
Plenty of hiking trails, camping, fishing and boating will give you the picture perfect fall adventure you need at this stunning state park. (Pictured is the view from Flat Fork.) Ceasar Creek State Park is located at 8570 OH-73, Waynesville, OH 45068.
6. Go Ape Treetop Adventure (Strongsville)
Go Ape Treetop Adventure at Mill Stream Run Recreation Area in Strongsville, Ohio features a really unique treetop course that gives Ohio explorers and nature lovers a whole new perspective. You'll encounter zip lines, obstacles and jungle crossings. Part of the Cleveland Metroparks, this little-known gem is located just minutes from downtown Cleveland. You'll find it at 16200 Valley Pkwy, Strongsville, OH 44136.
7. Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Late October and early November is the peak season for the beautiful fall colors at Ohio's very now national park (Pictured is the gorgeous view from Ledges Overlook.) The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Headquarters is located at 15610 Vaughn Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141.
8. John Bryan State Park
The vibrant leaves at this western Ohio state park near Dayton peak near the end of October. Stop at the quaint town of Yellow Springs on your way or head over to Clifton Mill for some more great fall foliage photo opportunities. John Bryan State Park is located at 3790 Ohio 370, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.
9. Zaleski State Forest
To enjoy the crisp air and fall color in some true peace and quiet, visit one of the most isolated spots in Ohio at this state forest. Explore the 23.5 miles of backpacking trails or visit the beautiful Lake Hope (pictured) while you're here. You'll find it at Ohio 278, Zaleski, OH 45698.
What’s your favorite place to explore in Ohio during the fall season? Let us know!