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Top 14 Destinations to View Fall Foliage in Northeast Ohio 

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Ashtabula has 18 covered bridges that all offer dramatic views of autumn. Root Road Bridge, pictured above, is a beautiful juxtaposition of man-made structure and nature.
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The Westerville Bike and Walk Route include 26 miles of paths surrounded by colorful foliage. The paved trails are color-coded and have posted distances so you can enjoy a strenuous workout or a leisurely stroll among the autumn leaves.
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All 110 miles of the Erie Canalway will offer idyllic views of colorful leaves reflected in the water, as well as floating in it. With a variety of family-friendly activities to partake in, like bird watching and hiking, any part of the Canalway will surely be a blast.
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Looking for a cozy fall weekend getaway? The village of Marblehead offers a quiet, small town vibe with plenty of activities! Check out the lighthouse and LaFarge Quarry for unique views of fall foliage.
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The Chief Leatherlips Monument in Dublin Scioto Park is worth a trip on its own. The sculpture is constructed from native limestone and is open on the top. Climb up and take in the remarkable view of the river against a colorful backdrop of fall foliage.
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Originally built in 1846 and restored in 1985, visiting Mahoning County’s Lanterman’s Mill is like travelling back in time. The mill is functional, producing cornmeal, buckwheat and flour available for purchase. The view of the mill surrounded by the colorful leaves is absolutely breathtaking.
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Salt Fork State Park is Ohio’s largest state park and boasts activities to suit every taste. Conservation efforts from the past few decades have resulted in reforestation across the state, but the efforts are the most obvious in Southern Ohio and Salt Fork State Park. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing picnic or feel like golfing or taking a hike, you’ll be surrounded by the changing foliage from a variety of native trees.
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The chance to experience this wild ride ends when the foliage does! The Zipline Safari is a one-of-a- kind opportunity to see rare Safari animals while riding a zipline over them.
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The variety of habitats found at the Oak Openings Region of northwest Ohio will provide hours of exploration and wonder. The serene oak woodland forests will likely have the best fall colors, but the prairies are sure to be spectacular as well.
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The Rocky River Nature Center offers views of a 360 million year old shale cliff from the lookout deck overhanging the river. Climb up the stairs to the top of the cliff and take in amazing views of the Rocky River Valley.
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The picturesque Shawnee State Park was once the hunting grounds of the Shawnee Indians. The lush forest will provide some of the most picturesque views of fall foliage in the state.
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Enjoy the fall colors at Hocking Hill State Park at Haunted Hocking from October 25-27. Meet at the Old Man’s Cave campground, and enjoy a family friendly weekend in the great outdoors. Events will include pumpkin decorating, hayrides, movies and more.
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Barkcamp State Park is one of the most biologically diverse forests in Ohio, which means it will have a spectacular array of fall color. If you’re looking for an adventure, take in the view on horseback. Barkcamp State Park has twenty-four miles of bridle trails.
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Not very outdoorsy? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has put together scenic fall foliage driving tours through every region of Ohio. In Central Ohio, try SR 745 and SR 257, from SR 161 north to Prospect. In Northeast Ohio, try SR 303, from Hinckley east to Shalersville. For even more driving tours, try SR 78, from Glouster northeast to McConnelsville in Southeast Ohio. In Southwest Ohio, try SR 41 from Greenfield to the Ohio River.
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Salt Fork State Park is Ohio’s largest state park and boasts activities to suit every taste. Conservation efforts from the past few decades have resulted in reforestation across the state, but the efforts are the most obvious in Southern Ohio and Salt Fork State Park. Whether you’re in the mood for a relaxing picnic or feel like golfing or taking a hike, you’ll be surrounded by the changing foliage from a variety of native trees.
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