September 28, 2019

21 Gorgeous Spots to See the Fall Colors in Ohio

The heat may finally be leaving and we all know what that means — the leaves are changing here in Ohio. You can drive out to the country or the 'burbs to see the most breathtaking views, or stay in Cleveland proper and see what we have to offer. No matter where you go, the sights and colors will absolutely astound you.

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 Bedford Reservation
Gorge Parkway, Walton Hills
Probably most known locally for Shawnee Hills Golf Course, this reservation is home to a deep gorge that was declared a national natural landmark. Because of the gorge, and Tinker’s Creek, the 2,200 acres of this reservation are some of the most scenic in the Metroparks system, especially the Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook.
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Bedford Reservation

Gorge Parkway, Walton Hills

Probably most known locally for Shawnee Hills Golf Course, this reservation is home to a deep gorge that was declared a national natural landmark. Because of the gorge, and Tinker’s Creek, the 2,200 acres of this reservation are some of the most scenic in the Metroparks system, especially the Tinkers Creek Gorge Scenic Overlook.

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 Amish Country
Visit Millersburg, about 60 miles south of downtown, 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 60 miles south of downtown, to see the biggest town in Ohio’s Amish country. There’s tons to do and the leafy sights are gorgeous.

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 Chagrin Falls
If you’re a fan of quaint downtown areas, there’s nowhere better than Chagrin Falls, especially when it comes to seeing the fall colors, especially if you’re overlooking the Falls themselves. The drive here alone will be filled with beautiful scenery and this throwback downtown, filled with great shops and restaurants, is perfect for autumn.
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Chagrin Falls


If you’re a fan of quaint downtown areas, there’s nowhere better than Chagrin Falls, especially when it comes to seeing the fall colors, especially if you’re overlooking the Falls themselves. The drive here alone will be filled with beautiful scenery and this throwback downtown, filled with great shops and restaurants, is perfect for autumn.

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 Walter Best Wildlife Preserve
11620 Ravenna Rd., Chardon
This small preserve, part of the Geauga Park District, has areas for fishing, picnic tables and trails that run along Best Lake. Perfect for a quiet hike and an ideal spot to watch the leaves changing. 
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Walter Best Wildlife Preserve

11620 Ravenna Rd., Chardon

This small preserve, part of the Geauga Park District, has areas for fishing, picnic tables and trails that run along Best Lake. Perfect for a quiet hike and an ideal spot to watch the leaves changing.

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 Chez Francois
555 Main St., Vermilion
Nestled on the banks of the Vermilion River, this quaint French restaurant reminds us of why we might never need to visit France. In addition to being one of the best restaurants in the state, it also boasts some of the most beautiful views, especially in the fall.
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Chez Francois

555 Main St., Vermilion

Nestled on the banks of the Vermilion River, this quaint French restaurant reminds us of why we might never need to visit France. In addition to being one of the best restaurants in the state, it also boasts some of the most beautiful views, especially in the fall.

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 Tinkers Creek Tavern
4000 Tinkers Creek Rd., Walton Hills
Set close against a rural, tree-lined road, and just at the border between Walton Hills and Valley View, Tinkers Creek Tavern is a casual watering hole and restaurant in a remarkable natural setting on the Cuyahoga River.
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Tinkers Creek Tavern

4000 Tinkers Creek Rd., Walton Hills

Set close against a rural, tree-lined road, and just at the border between Walton Hills and Valley View, Tinkers Creek Tavern is a casual watering hole and restaurant in a remarkable natural setting on the Cuyahoga River.

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 South Chagrin Reservation
37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville
Expanding through Moreland Hills, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls and Solon, this beautiful Metroparks reservation is known for Henry Church Rock (formerly Squaw Rock), a rock formation carved in 1885 that runs along the picturesque Chagrin River.
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South Chagrin Reservation

37374 Miles Rd, Bentleyville

Expanding through Moreland Hills, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls and Solon, this beautiful Metroparks reservation is known for Henry Church Rock (formerly Squaw Rock), a rock formation carved in 1885 that runs along the picturesque Chagrin River.

Photo via @CleveMetroparks/Instagram
 Salt Fork State Park
14755 Cadiz Rd., 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.
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Salt Fork State Park

14755 Cadiz Rd., 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
 Rocky River Reservation
24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted
The Rocky River Reservation expands all the way through Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. With numerous trails throughout the reservation, there’s a great hike and colors for everyone and you may even see some deer roaming around.
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Rocky River Reservation

24000 Valley Pkwy., North Olmsted

The Rocky River Reservation expands all the way through Berea, Brook Park, Cleveland, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Township, and Rocky River. With numerous trails throughout the reservation, there’s a great hike and colors for everyone and you may even see some deer roaming around.

Photo via @CleveMetroParks/Instagram
 Patterson Fruit Farm
11414 Caves Rd, Chesterland
Patterson Fruit Farm offers the whole autumn package. From the sweeping, breathtaking views to hayrides, to pumpkin painting, this pick-your-own apple farm makes sure Clevelanders know fall has arrived. The drive alone would be worth it for the scenery. Don’t miss the apple fritters (which is difficult to do, considering that they’re the size of your head).
Photo via Patterson Fruit Farm/Facebook

Patterson Fruit Farm

11414 Caves Rd, Chesterland

Patterson Fruit Farm offers the whole autumn package. From the sweeping, breathtaking views to hayrides, to pumpkin painting, this pick-your-own apple farm makes sure Clevelanders know fall has arrived. The drive alone would be worth it for the scenery. Don’t miss the apple fritters (which is difficult to do, considering that they’re the size of your head).

Photo via Patterson Fruit Farm/Facebook