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When and where to spot peak fall color change in Miami Valley this year

Fall color was a bit delayed this year because leaves were affected by the high heat and drought of the summer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Peak color in the Miami Valley will last from now until the first week of November, which is later than normal.

For a list of the best places in the area to soak up fall’s beauty, click here. Parks across several counties are included in our list.

The drought already has caused trees in neighborhoods, edges of parks and along the highway to change because the soil in these areas is a lot drier, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

The trees are stressed, so they can shut down faster. 

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State parks and forested areas have deeper soil moisture, which means fall colors will still emerge. The latest fall color report shows that this week, all state parks are seeing changing fall color.

Temperatures will be in the 70s this weekend so get outside and enjoy the changes. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on our social media pages!

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