Changing Leaves Make the Perfect Backdrop for Any Outdoor Experience This Fall
October 8, 2015 - 2:33 AM
COLUMBUS – Dynamic yellows, purples and lime greens are beginning to create the
perfect backdrop for outdoor experiences across the state, and the beautiful
weather is providing a great introduction to this year’s fall color viewing
season. Currently, leaves throughout the state are beginning to change,
creating those first opportunities to enjoy this year’s autumn makeover.
are beginning to see the transformation of fall color across the state,” said
ODNR Fall Color Forester Casey Burdick. “Black walnuts are starting to turn
yellow while dogwoods are showing their dark reds and deep purples, and
catalpas are turning bright lime green.”
interested in finding the most eye-catching leaves throughout the fall color
season should check fallcolor.ohiodnr.gov,
Ohio’s official guide to the changing colors. This website includes:
Weekly color updates and information to help plan a fall color adventure.
Weekly videos from Burdick highlighting fall color hot spots around the
Links to fall activities, scenic road trips, unique overnight accommodations
at Ohio State Parks and more.
One of the best and most unique ways to see fall color is by paddling along
one of the many scenic rivers or water trails across the state. Go to watercraft.ohiodnr.gov to map
your next boating experience this fall.
fall fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Ohio State Parks offer a number
of Halloween campouts, haunted trails and other great Halloween activities
that allow families to create lasting memories. A complete list of these
ghostly good times can be found on the fall color website.
for a fall daytrip? Go to discoverohio.com and
find a fun Ohio fall color tour or festival to visit with family and friends.
and TourismOhio are offering a Best of #OhioFall15 Photo Contest. Post your
Ohio Fall Foliage photos to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag
#OhioFall15 by Nov. 30, and be sure to follow @OhioDNR and @ohiogram and
like the Ohio
Department of Natural Resources and Discover Ohio on
Facebook. Five winners will be selected to win a branded walking
stick made from Ohio wood.
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