October 5th begins the peak for beautiful fall foliage in Ohio. This peak fall color will last until Oct. 21st according to the Farmer's Almanac. We've had a great start to the fall season, and I hope this beautiful fall weather lasts. I've found some beautiful places around Cincinnati that are already giving us picturesque foliage.
11450 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville OH 45241
Sharon Woods won't let you down when it comes to vibrant colors. Not only is it one of my favorite parks, but it also has a ton of activities you can do there. You will find paved walking trails, bridges, waterfalls, and a lake where you can rent boats by the hour. It's about a 25min drive from Cincinnati so you won't have to go far. You will need a Hamilton County parking permit that you can purchase when entering- here's a link to their website for more park information.
950 Eden Park Dr. Cincinnati, OH 45202
With trails, lakes, bridges, and overlooks of the Ohio River, you can't go wrong with visiting this park in the fall. The Cincinnati Art Museum and Krohn Conservatory are also located here. There's plenty of benches, gazebos, and picnic tables. With so many captivating fall colors, it's no wonder so many people use this spot for engagement and family pictures.
Spring Grove Cemetary
4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati OH 45232
I've already mentioned Spring Grove Cemetary on my previous Hidden Gems post, and I'm going to mention it again. Not only will it give you some spooky aesthetics, but this place is stunning. It's also an arboretum, so with all the different varieties of trees, you will be in autumn heaven. They're even offering an autumn color walking tour that you can sign up for on October 20th.
Take a scenic drive to Stonelick Covered Bridge
5221 Stonelick Williams Corner Rd. Batavia, OH 45103
To get here, you will drive through some beautiful wooded locations and farms. The historic covered bridge was built in 1878 and recently restored. When researching the bridge, I came across that it's reported to be haunted, and people have seen an apparition of a hanging man through its only window. The urban legend says to stop your car on the bridge, shut off the engine, and flash your lights three times, look through the window and you will see an apparition. I didn't do this, but it sounds like something "fun" to try if you plan to visit.
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What's your favorite place to see the fall foliage? Let me know in the comments!
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