COLUMBUS, OH – Even with the strong winds and scattered storms last weekend, there are still great fall colors across the Buckeye State. This weekend, we are still expecting mostly peak conditions with some fading color around the state.
“Despite the extended summer, we are having a great fall color season,” said ODNR Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “Ohio has over 125 different hardwood tree species, so we are enjoying a beautiful pallet of color.”
One of Ohio’s popular pastimes this time of year, fall archery deer hunting season, is underway and will go until Feb. 2, 2020. For more information on deer hunting, go to wildohio.gov.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season and giving the gift of the outdoors with a gift card or gift certificate from Ohio State Parks, which come in any amount and have no expiration date. To learn more, go to parks.ohiodnr.gov/giftcards.
And with winter right around the corner, there are several recreational opportunities available in Ohio state parks, including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sledding, and hiking. Check out ohiodnr.gov/winter for lots of fun things to do and places to stay, as well as some of the most popular events of the year, including winter hikes.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.
Ohio. Find It Here., operating within the state of Ohio’s Development Services Agency, works to ensure Ohio is positioned as a destination of choice, enriching lives through authentic travel experiences. The branding Ohio. Find It Here. supports Ohio’s $46 billion tourism industry. For more, visit Ohio.org.
Color Condition Key for the Fall Color Report: Mostly Green – no real fall color seen. Changing – still mostly green, less than 25% color. Near Peak – significant color showing – anywhere from 30-60% color. Peak – peak colors – as much as 85% showing. Fading – fading from peak conditions and leaves falling to the forest floor.