October 03, 2019

17 Gorgeous Ohio Destinations to Admire Fall Foliage This Season

The heat may finally be leaving and we all know what that means — the leaves are changing here in Ohio. Visit a local park and appreciate the fall foliage close to home, or make a road trip out of it and head to a new destination for some exceptional autumn views. No matter where you go, the sights and colors will absolutely astound you.
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John Bryan State Park
3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Located about 1.5 hours from Cincinnati, this park features a limestone gorge created by the Little Miami River, a portion of which is a national natural landmark. It also includes boating, fishing, rock climbing, disc golf and hiking and biking trails. The fall foliage at this beautiful park is hard to beat. 
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John Bryan State Park

3790 State Route 370, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Located about 1.5 hours from Cincinnati, this park features a limestone gorge created by the Little Miami River, a portion of which is a national natural landmark. It also includes boating, fishing, rock climbing, disc golf and hiking and biking trails. The fall foliage at this beautiful park is hard to beat.
Photo via Facebook.com/YellowSpringsOH
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
This northern Ohio national park offers perfect autumn views. Whether you’re taking a ride on the Scenic Railroad or just hiking the Towpath, you’ll surely see something to take your breath away.
Photo via Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad/Facebook

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

This northern Ohio national park offers perfect autumn views. Whether you’re taking a ride on the Scenic Railroad or just hiking the Towpath, you’ll surely see something to take your breath away.
Photo via Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad/Facebook
Amish Country
Visit Millersburg, about four hours from Cincinnati, to see the biggest town in Ohio’s Amish country. There’s tons to do and the leafy sights are gorgeous.
Photo via @Ohio Amish Country/Facebook

Amish Country

Visit Millersburg, about four hours from Cincinnati, to see the biggest town in Ohio’s Amish country. There’s tons to do and the leafy sights are gorgeous.
Photo via @Ohio Amish Country/Facebook
Hocking Hills State Park
19852 State Route 664 S., Logan
Hocking Hills is famous for its gorgeous hiking trails and stunning waterfalls, making it a perfect spot for a fall day trip.Photo: Catie Viox

Hocking Hills State Park

19852 State Route 664 S., Logan
Hocking Hills is famous for its gorgeous hiking trails and stunning waterfalls, making it a perfect spot for a fall day trip.
Photo: Catie Viox
Holden Arboretum
9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland
Out east in the Kirtland/Mentor area, you’ll find Holden Arboretum, home to over 3,500 hundred acres of trees, plants, wildlife and scenic views. With over 200 miles of trails, you can visit this place multiple times per season and always see something new, but we all know fall is the best.
Photo via @Holden Arboretum/Facebook

Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Road, Kirtland
Out east in the Kirtland/Mentor area, you’ll find Holden Arboretum, home to over 3,500 hundred acres of trees, plants, wildlife and scenic views. With over 200 miles of trails, you can visit this place multiple times per season and always see something new, but we all know fall is the best.
Photo via @Holden Arboretum/Facebook
Hueston Woods State Park
6301 Park Office Road, College Corner
Hueston Woods State Park spans over 3,000 beautifully wooded acres and features hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing and more. Take a seat on the beach and watch the leaves fall into the crisp lake water.  
Photo via Hueston Woods State Park/Facebook

Hueston Woods State Park

6301 Park Office Road, College Corner
Hueston Woods State Park spans over 3,000 beautifully wooded acres and features hiking and biking trails, camping, fishing and more. Take a seat on the beach and watch the leaves fall into the crisp lake water.
Photo via Hueston Woods State Park/Facebook
East Fork Lake
3294 Elklick Road, Bethel
The park with perhaps the widest range of trails, East Fork State Park has hikes ranging from less than a half-mile to a 32-mile backpacking perimeter route. The park surrounds a massive lake that offers scenic views as the fall leaves change.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

East Fork Lake

3294 Elklick Road, Bethel
The park with perhaps the widest range of trails, East Fork State Park has hikes ranging from less than a half-mile to a 32-mile backpacking perimeter route. The park surrounds a massive lake that offers scenic views as the fall leaves change.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
North Chagrin Reservation
3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills
Known mostly for Squires’ Castle, the North Chagrin Reservation also boasts hiking trails to go through the woods. Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh are two other popular tourist sites to see the leaves changing.
Photo via @CleveMetroParks/Instagram

North Chagrin Reservation

3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills
Known mostly for Squires’ Castle, the North Chagrin Reservation also boasts hiking trails to go through the woods. Sunset Pond and Sanctuary Marsh are two other popular tourist sites to see the leaves changing.
Photo via @CleveMetroParks/Instagram
Salt Fork State Park
14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City
Just east of Columbus, this state park is a beautiful place to hike, bike, camp and see all the beautiful colors that fall has to offer. The sunsets over the lake are gorgeous. But it’s also a wonderful place to see Big Foot, supposedly.
Photo via @Salt Fork/Facebook

Salt Fork State Park

14755 Cadiz Road, Lore City
Just east of Columbus, this state park is a beautiful place to hike, bike, camp and see all the beautiful colors that fall has to offer. The sunsets over the lake are gorgeous. But it’s also a wonderful place to see Big Foot, supposedly.
Photo via @Salt Fork/Facebook
Geneva
If there’s anywhere in Ohio that could be considered wine country, it’s definitely Geneva on the Lake. With close to 20 wineries in a pretty small area, it’s an oenophile’s dream and it’s the perfect destination to see the beautiful fall foliage.
Photo via Scene Archives

Geneva

If there’s anywhere in Ohio that could be considered wine country, it’s definitely Geneva on the Lake. With close to 20 wineries in a pretty small area, it’s an oenophile’s dream and it’s the perfect destination to see the beautiful fall foliage.
Photo via Scene Archives