Take A Beautiful Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Ohio Autumn Colors
We all know that Ohio is extra beautiful in the autumn months. This state boasts a wide variety of flora, which, in turn, means that the countryside and parks offer the best fall foliage in Ohio. There’s no better way to experience the fall foliage than via a road trip, so pack some snacks and prepare for autumnal adventure.
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What is the best time to see peak fall foliage in Ohio?
Ohio is a vast state – with 44,825 square miles of landscape, there’s much to see and do here. The state is so vast, in fact, that peak fall foliage arrives in different regions at different times. Typically, one can find leaves changing color in Ohio as early as August or September, but peak foliage arrives in Northern Ohio circa the second week of October, in Central Ohio and along Lake Erie’s shore circa the third week in October, and leaves reach their peak display in Southern Ohio as the month of October reaches its end.
Where are the best places in Ohio to see fall foliage?
If you’re in search of things to do in fall in Ohio, there’s nothing that quite compares to a leaf peeping road trip! You’ll find endless beauty across The Buckeye State’s farmland, forests, and spectacular parks. Malabar Farm is downright magical in the fall and would make a splendid addition to any fall foliage road trip, and so, too, are the parks near Lake Erie’s shore. Hell Hollow Wilderness Area is spectacular place to take an autumn hike, and so, too, are small community parks. Not familiar with the community you’re in? No worries! Just grab the nearest local! They’re sure to know of the loveliest destinations in the area.
What are the best Ohio hikes to take in the fall?
Fall colors in Ohio make for a magical hike. With a bit of chill in the air paired with an indescribable smoky aroma, the crunch of prematurely dropped leaves sounds like music. The entire state is dotted with lovely destinations… selecting the best hike for you is entirely dependent upon your physical demands. You can swing by Sugarcreek MetroPark for an easy hike under two miles, or you can take on adventure and start checking off your autumnal waterfall bucket list. The Cincinnati Nature Center is magical for those down south, and those up north simply must take a hike through the Holden Arboretum.
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April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.
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