“Fall colors are a good excuse to get out and see all the natural beauty Ohio has to offer,” Parrott said.
Breathtaking scenery, paired with cooler temperatures, make fall an ideal time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. Members of the Dayton Hikers share some of their favorite spots to take in the beauty of the season.
A canopy of vibrant color makes fall an ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors. CONTRIBUTED/ODNR
- Kathleen Young Andersen: Last year, the Twin Valley trails were stunning, this is a strong comment coming from a native New Englander.
- Andy Bergeron: MoMBA (MetroParks Mountain Biking Area) – riding through the fall leaves is quite entertaining, dappled sunlight. Great stuff.
- Barb Bayliff: I love Sugarcreek MetroPark, the orange trail. There is the Osage orange trail, which slows down time. Also the Three Sisters, who still love each other – even though one has laid down – are on the trail. But, the light on this trail “goldenizes” everything, each tree is bathed in perfect sunshine, the leaves rustle calming all who pass by.
- Veronica Davis: Twin Creek MetroPark – it’s had some incredible displays and there is nothing like walking out of the woods into the prairie and being struck by the colors when the sun is hitting them just right. Just wow, I can’t wait!
- CJ Hodson: Shoreline hikes at Caesars Creek or East Fork state parks.
- Ryan Landis: I kayak all the time at Caesars Creek, it’s amazing and I like the shoreline hike too.
- Tom Maher: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is the best I’ve seen. It’s the variety of trees that make it so beautiful.
- Katie Thimons: Sycamore State Park is a great spot for leaf peeping.
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