When Will The Leaves Change In Columbus?

Have you noticed any leaves in your neighborhood beginning to change?

It’s officially that time of year, and Ohio will reach its peak fall foliage in the coming weeks. Thanks to Smoky Mountains National Park, there is a great resource for those who are hoping to snap the perfect photos of Ohio’s fall colors. The interactive map shows when the continental United States will be most likely to experience fall changes.

By Monday, September 28, Columbus will begin to see leaves changing. The changes will be minimal. The following week, trees will become patchy, with oranges, yellows, and reds working their way into the green foliage.

via Smoky Mountains

On October 12, the leaves in Central and Southern Ohio will be partially changed, and Northeast Ohio will be approaching its peak. But the real show kicks off October 19 through October 26.

By the end of October, the leaves will have reached their peak vibrancy. Fall in Ohio is one of the most beautiful times to be here. Get out and experience all that Ohio has to offer. Check out a new park, take a scenic drive, or explore some hidden natural gems.


Originally published 9/7/2017. Updated 9/15/20.

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