When Is the Ohio Fall Foliage Peak Season?

The fall foliage in Ohio is one of our area’s best-kept secrets! Peaking in mid-October, our autumn colors are absolutely stunning. While you’re here, there are multiple ways to experience Ohio fall foliage peak season. Discover the best of them below! Looking for more ideas of what to do on your Mid-Ohio getaway? Access our free Vacation Guide! It’s packed with our top recommendations on restaurants, outdoor activities, upcoming local events, and must-see sights.

What to Do during Ohio Fall Foliage Peak Season

Explore a Bike Trail

Crisp autumn air and the changing colors of leaves make fall in Ohio one of the best times of the year. One of our favorite ways to experience the beauty of the season is spending an afternoon on an Ohio bike trail! Enjoy fresh air as you ride through paths lined with vibrantly-colored trees. Whether you’re looking for a short and sweet ride or a full-day experience, Central Ohio has a bike trail for everyone.

Tour a Local Vineyard

Nothing says vacation quite like relaxing with a glass of wine and great company. Fortunately, Ohio is home to some incredible wineries and vineyards! Spend a romantic day strolling through breezy vineyards and sampling world-class wine. Meanwhile, enjoy the incredible colors of fall!

Visit a State Park

Cool weather and crunchy leaves fill the Ohio countryside during fall. For a full sensory experience, head to a local state park and spend the day in nature! You can wander through endless trails, glide through shimmering lakes on a kayak, or pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy a lazy afternoon.

Enjoy a Fall Festival or Spooky Haunted House

Fall in Ohio is full of cozy afternoons, warm sweaters, and delightful festivals. Taking place during the Ohio fall foliage peak season, the ECO Center’s Fall Festival in Caledonia offers fun for all ages. Enjoy a pumpkin patch picking, s’more roasting over the firepit, barrel train rides, and more. If you’re looking for the perfect spooky activity to celebrate the Halloween season, a local haunted house is the way to go! Tour haunted laboratories, stroll through creepy dark forests, and test your luck in a chilling escape room. Take a look at the Ohio haunted houses calendar to see all upcoming events!

Where to Stay

Stay at HideAway Country Inn during Ohio fall foliage peak season for the best experience! Our charming B&B offers sweeping views of the Ohio countryside. Sit on the porch and enjoy the views or stroll through our gorgeous property. Afterward, relax in your elegant room or suite full of luxurious amenities.

carpenters luxury suite

If you’re having trouble deciding which room to choose, take a look at our Carpenter Manor Luxury Suite. This spacious suite offers not only a luxurious mahogany bed but also an indulgent Whirlpool tub for two! You’ll have no trouble relaxing and unwinding in this beautiful space.

You can’t go wrong with any of our properties at the HideAway Country Inn. Check our availability and book your stay to enjoy the beauty of Ohio this fall!