5 Ways to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Northeast Ohio

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Fall is a spectacular time to visit the Northeast Ohio, which boasts some of the most vibrant fall colors in all of the United States. When the leaves start to turn, it’s a perfect time to grab your friends and loved ones for a getaway. Vineyard Woods is offering a unique special this fall on weekdays, stay for two nights and get a third night free. Just use promo code Fall18 when booking online.

We’ve even mapped out an itinerary for you to make sure you make the most of your time while visiting the area. Here are five unique ways to enjoy the fall foliage.

Day 1

Hiking - Geneva State Park - Included in the 698 acre state park are 8 miles of hiking and walking paths; the trails traverse the park amongst beautiful forest land and the Lake Erie shoreline.

Ziplining - Lake Erie Canopy Tours - Zipline over lakefront forest in Geneva State Park, on a network of steel cables and sky bridges anchored by tree top towers spanning up to 60' high. At Lake Erie Canopy Tours, guests reach heart pounding speeds of up to 30 mph fueled by gravity.

Day 2

Biking - Greenway Trail - The Western Reserve Greenway is a paved rail-trail extending 44 miles through Ashtabula and Trumbull counties in northeast Ohio. Ashtabula County is home to 27 of these miles, stretching from the city of Ashtabula southward to the county line where it continues for 17 miles into Trumbull County. Mostly rural, Ashtabula County’s portion of the trail runs along farms and through abundant wooded areas.

Driving - Covered Bridge Tour - With 19 covered bridges, Ashtabula County boasts the most covered bridges of any county in Ohio, the longest covered bridge (613 feet) in the U.S. as well as the shortest (18 feet in length).  The Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau has mapped out two self driving tours that hit all 19 (link provided above).  The first tour covers 69 miles and 12 bridges in the northeast corner of the county; the second hits six bridges over 68 miles in the western half.  

Day 3

Hiking - Holden Arboretum - The Holden Arboretum is among the largest arboreta in the United States. Documenting more than 120,000 plants on it's 3,600 acres, They collect and display a diversity of plants and trees for evaluation and educational purposes, in order to convey sustainable plant choices recommended for the region.   With 20 miles of hiking trails, Holden is a haven for bird watchers as well hikers, gardeners and nature enthusiasts.  

That’s quite a bit of action in three days, to relax you might just want to hit one of the area’s award winning wineries or take a drive to Bridge Street in Ashtabula for a delicious dinner.