Ohio October 29, 2016
The 12 Best Places To View Fall Foliage In Ohio Before It’s Too Late
Fall is undeniably the best time of year in Ohio.
The colors are vibrant, the tempratures are perfect and the air has a comforting, crisp smell. You’ll want to get out and embrace this season before it’s gone and winter makes its arrival. According to the
2016 Ohio fall color report, the following are 12 parks, regions and forests that are currently at (or nearing the end of) their fall foilage peak. Be sure to visit these stunning natural areas before the wonderful fall colors fade.
1. Maumee Bay State Park
This northern Ohio state park is simply stunning in the fall. (Leaves in northern Ohio start changing in early October.) Stay in a cabin near Lake Erie or book a room at the lodge to take in the last of the fall foliage here before mid-November arrives.
2. John Bryan State Park
The vibrant leaves at this western Ohio state park near Dayton will only last a couple more weeks. 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.
3. Mohican State Park
Take in what's left of the fall season in this gorgeous state park, which is close to several Ohio Amish Country towns and only 10 miles from the beloved Malabar Farm. Be sure to visit soon, as the leaves started changing in early October here.
4. Zaleski State Forest
Right now is the perfect time to take in the fall foliage at this southeast Ohio forest, as the changing leaves have just reached their peak. Explore the 23.5 miles of backpacking trails or visit the beautiful Lake Hope (pictured) while you're here.
5. 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. Visit soon to catch them before they're gone. (Pictured is the gorgeous view from Ledges Overlook.)
6. Hocking Hills State Park and Forest
Hurry over to this stunning region of Ohio for some of the best fall colors of the season, which peak from mid-October to early November. (Pictured is the serene Rose Lake.)
7. Shawnee State Park
Nestled near the banks of the Ohio River you'll find six hiking trails and absolutely stunning fall foliage at this state park in late October and early November.
8. Ceasar Creek State Park
Right now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the fall colors at Ceaser Creek State Park. The leaves are at their peak and the temperatures are just right. (Pictured is the view from Flat Fork.)
9. Salt Fork State Park
Currently, this eastern Ohio park is at its fall foliage peak for the season. The view from Salt Fork Lodge (pictured) is especially picturesque this time of year.
10. Harrison Lake State Park and Forest
This northwest Ohio park and forest is currently experiencing it's peak fall colors. Visit soon to take in the stunning foliage before it fades in early November.
11. Deer Creek State Park
Visit this central Ohio state park now to experience it at its peak fall foliage season. Make your visit extra special and book a room at the lodge while you're here.
12. Beaver Creek State Park
The peak season of fall colors is happening now at this eastern Ohio state park. Visit before mid-November comes and the fall colors start to fade.
Have you explored these areas yet this fall? If not, what are you waiting for? Visit soon and let us know what your experience was like!