Autumn is undeniably the best time of year in the Buckeye State, and we’ve got some of the best places in Ohio for fall foliage. The colors are vibrant; the temperatures are perfect, and the air has a comforting, crisp smell often infused with campfires and bonfires as folks gather outdoors. You’ll want to get out and embrace this season before it’s gone and winter makes its arrival. The following are 12 regions and forests that are known for being especially lovely in the fall. Be sure to visit these stunning natural areas to enjoy the best places to experience fall in the Buckeye State!

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Have you explored these areas yet this fall? One of my favorite things to do in the autumn is pack up the car and hit a few of my favorite spots on a fall foliage road trip! Where do you think the best places in Ohio for fall foliage are? Please share them with your fellow Buckeye State leaf peepers!

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Fall Foliage In Ohio

What's fall generally like in Ohio?

Here in Ohio, we pride ourselves on having four distinct seasons: temperate springs, hot and hazy summers, crisp falls, and often-snowy winters. And while we love all of the seasons in the Buckeye State, there's something about fall in Ohio that's has an extra-special spot in our hearts. With daytime highs in the 60s and 70s, cobalt-blue skies for days, and an abundance of festivals, cider mills, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and more, there's nothing like fall in Ohio!

What are some beautiful towns to visit for fall foliage in Ohio?

Ohio's small towns shine extra bright in the fall, when drenched in the pumpkin orange, ruby red, and golden yellow hues of the autumn. Some of our favorite small towns in Ohio to revel - and to find the best fall foliage near me and you - in this seasonal resplendence include Yellow Springs, Milford, Loveland, Dublin, Hudson, Bowling Green, Mt. Vernon, Wooster, Holland, and Athens -- but really, you can't go wrong anywhere! If you're looking for fall day trip ideas in Ohio, this article lists some of our favorites, including Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Young's Jersey Dairy, Ohio Amish Country, and Loudonville.