ODNR to Offer Guided Hikes At State Parks this Weekend
October 14, 2015 - 5:26 PM
COLUMBUS, OH – The weather and fall’s expanding palettes of color
help make this the perfect time of year for hikers to get out and enjoy
the colorful landscapes in Ohio’s state parks, forests and nature
preserves. Peak conditions are expected across northern Ohio stretching
down into the central portion of the state this coming weekend,
according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
“Throughout the fall season, Ohio State Parks offer a variety of
organized hikes that provide an amazing perspective of the Buckeye
State’s beautiful and diverse natural terrains,” said ODNR Fall Color
Forester Casey Burdick. “State parks like Hocking Hills and Shawnee, as
well as preserves like Conkles Hollow, are beautiful on any day, but
draped in the colors of fall, these hikes are truly special.”
Locations such as Hocking Hills, Lake Hope, Malabar Farm and Shawnee
state parks will be hosting guided hikes for the entire family this
coming weekend to spotlight the colorful scenery. Check out the fall
color website for more information on these family friendly hikes.
People 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 state.
Links to fall activities, scenic road trips, unique overnight accommodations at Ohio State Parks and more.
Looking for some great fall getaway ideas? Get inspired by visiting discoverohio.com to find out where the best festivals, pumpkin patches or fall activities are happening this weekend.
ODNR 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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