RV Fall Getaways: An Ohio Fall Foliage Driving Tour
Tips on where to travel during Ohio’s leaf peeping season
The days may be getting shorter, and the winds may be blowing a little colder, but that certainly doesn’t mean your RV adventures have to come to an end.
It fall foliage season! And, in truth, the multicolored splendor that this changing of the season brings makes it the perfect time to hop into your travel trailer.
If you are looking for some suggestions on where to begin your leaf peeping tour, fall foliage in Ohio is a must-see. With October being the peak-season for colors in the Buckeye State, read below to learn about some of the most popular Ohio Fall Foliage road trips:
The Hocking Hills Fall Foliage Route
Beginning at the end of September and bursting with full glory in October, Hocking Hills of Southeast Ohio unfurls its fall foliage on the western slope of the Appalachian Mountains. Known for its picturesque scenery and variety of forest trails to explore, Hocking Hills is a must for any true fall foliage connoisseur.
Best of all, with 6 distinct parks, abundance of wildlife, and any number of campgrounds and vacation cabins, there is plenty to see and do. If you are looking for more information, HockingHills.com has maps and directions of four popular fall foliage driving tours. Because these pre-planned routes start just below Columbus, those new to the area will definitely want to think about adding some time to explore the city to the itinerary.
Fall Foliage in Ohio’s Wine Country
For the RV vacationer who wants to add a little something extra to their foliage viewing experience, the Lake Erie Wine Trail offers the chance to experience world-class vino in one of the most unassuming of places — Ashtabula County. Recommended stops on this Ohio Wine Country tour are the Ferrante Winery and Ristorante, where 22 wines are paired perfectly with the restaurant’s upscale dining menu, as well as Chalet Debonne Vineyards, the largest estate-winery in Ohio.
And while you are enjoying the beautiful foliage that Ohio’s wine country has to offer, you will definitely want to try the Lake Erie famous Ice Wine, a dessert wine made from grapes frozen on the vine. Driving along this vines & wines trail, you will encounter beautiful vineyards, quaint towns,charming bed & breakfasts, and, of course, a countryside that is ablaze in oranges, yellows, golds and greens.
In the end, just about all of Ohio’s rural countryside during the months of September and October becomes an exciting landscape of diverse fall colors. But, if you are still looking for some more suggestions for your Ohio RV fall foliage tour, we invite you to check out our Ohio RV Destination Guide.