Amazing Places for Autumn in Ohio

Another non-architecture and non-abandoned related post – but as we welcome autumn, I would love to share the beauty of my home state.

Autumn in Ohio
Looking out from the top of Chapin Forest in Kirtland, Ohio

Ohio is a beautiful place that tends to be largely overlooked by far too many. Sure, there’s tons of empty space in the state, can’t argue with that – our corn is on point though. Not to mention, we have Grandpa’s Cheese Barn, and you can’t get much wilder than that. Now, I have lived here for most of my life, minus the couple years in Texas, and I suppose a couple of months in Oregon – but I have to say, if you’re looking for that pure and real Autumn feel, look no further than Ohio. You’ll find yourself immersed in a pumpkin spiced fantasy that could make anybody feel like a white girl in yoga pants.

Autumn in Ohio
One of the oldest cemeteries along Mentor Road, Kirtland Hills, Ohio

Ohio in Autumn
At the entrance to Mentor Road from Little Mountain Road, you will find this amazing field with a beautiful overlook sat on an old farm.

Ohio in Autumn
If you’re looking for a beautiful morning sunrise drive, Perkins Road in Mentor, Ohio in the spot.

Ohio is the perfect place to fall into a pumpkin coma – with our wide range of scattered farmland offering pumpkin patches, hay bale mazes and more. Don’t forget to try the apple cider. Ohio never fails when it comes to providing some of the best apples, whether it is in their applesauce, apple juice, apple cider, apple pie or more – especially the APPLESAUCE. Just saying.

Ohio in Autumn
Lake Metroparks at Buttermilk Falls has some wonderful roads to cruise during autum.

The brilliant colors of autumn will wrap you in with every winding scenic road you travel. Stand among the forest and listen to the branches speak. Leaves carpet the forest floor in a kaleidoscopic collection of reds, greens, oranges and yellows. Like rain, they flutter to the dirt – trees drop amber life, soaking and saturating the autumn scenery.

Ohio in Autumn
Camp out at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park – meet amazing people and feel free! The whole place is beautiful

Ohio in Autumn
Just outside of Nelson Ledges State Park

Ohio in Autumn
Ohio in Autumn
Ohio in Autumn
Drive the roads around Kirtland Hills all the way into the Holden Arboretum

And enjoy the brand new canopy walk this autumn.

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This time of year, the rain smells sweet. Things seem quieter as the cool- tempered breeze dances through swaying trees. Reflected on the wet road are the calming hues, almost as if they’re melting to the pavement.

Ohio in Autumn
Longboarding through Chapin Forest, Kirtland, Ohio

Ohio in Autumn

Ohio in Autumn
On the pond at Chapin Forest, Kirtland, Ohio

And don’t forget about Hocking Hills!
Ohio in Autumn
Ohio in Autumn
Hocking hills is a MASSIVE and beautiful park in Logan, Ohio – Hocking County

Grab a coffee or a tea and enjoy this weather while we have it. I have put this collection of photos together to showcase Ohio’s true beauty, instead of always sharing the dark and eerie. I do think it is important to appreciate both though – for those who do not understand the dark could not appreciate the light in such a way. I always find peace and inspiration through autumn – a soft and calming aura.

Driving through Chagrin Falls will provide you with some very colorful, very scenic views
Ohio in Autumn
Ohio in Autumn

Ohio in Autumn
Buttermilk Falls Park

Ohio in Autumn
Old Cemetery – Kirtland Hills, Ohio

Ohio in Autumn

Ohio in Autumn
Pond at Whitesburg Park, Chagrin Falls

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2 thoughts on “Amazing Places for Autumn in Ohio

  1. What a great set of pics showing stunning colours and landscape.
    We don’t get the Autumn colours here (Sydney, Australia) except in small select plantings so what you have shown is wonderful, thank you

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  2. Stunning photography of , indeed, an area largely overlooked by tourists. Your autumn colours are so much more vivid than what we get here in the UK..is well known! Super stuff..makes me wanna go

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