As the temperatures are slowly dropping and spooky season is in full effect, it seems autumn has officially arrived in Cincinnati.
Aside from Halloween and pumpkins, the true sign that fall has descended in the area is often the beautiful changing colors of the leaves.
Per the Farmer’s Almanac, it’s currently leaf-peeping season, with the first through the third week of October being the peak times for the fall foliage color changes in Cincinnati. The fall foliage map on the Smoky Mountains' tourism website shows that, while Northern Ohio will be past peak fall foliage season by the fourth week of October, Southern Ohio's fall leaves will still be in their prime on Halloween.
Though the gorgeous red, yellow and orange colors are currently in full bloom, they will not last for long. According to the Smoky Mountains' map, the foliage in Ohio will likely last until around the first week of November. Then, the leaves will die off and the barren branches will be left for the winter season.
The Farmer’s Almanac also shares some of the best destinations to view the vibrant foliage, which includes the U.S. Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio and Buckhorn Lake State Park in Kentucky — both destinations only a short driving distance from Cincinnati.