Top 5 Spots to See Fall Foliage

The warm weather has delayed the changing leaves, so there is still time for a hike, drive, or bike ride to see autumn’s scenic beauty in the Queen City.

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  1. Summit Park’s Observation Tower lets visitors see Cincinnati’s northeast side from 150 feet up. Blue Ash has one of the highest natural elevations of any Cincinnati neighborhood, so the added view from the tower is impressive. Stop by Sentate for lunch, let the kids explore the new Nature Playscape, and head up the 200-ish stairs for a different vantage of the city. 4335 Glendale Milford Rd., Blue Ash, summitparkblueash.com
  2. The view of Lunken Airport and the surrounding woods are a surprise delight in the heart of the city, and Ault Park’s Overlook showcases it beautifully. Sit for a while on one of the park’s benches or enjoy a picnic in a shelter while looking out over the changing fall landscape. Open until 10 p.m., 3600 Observatory Ave., Mt. Lookout, cincinnatiparks.com
  3. Price Hill’s Olden View Park may be the best spot to see the expanse of the city. The river, skyline, and surrounding neighborhoods are all visible from this overlook, conveniently located by Incline Public House and across from Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. 2610 Eighth St. Price Hill, cincinnatiparks.com
  4. The Loveland Bike Trail is 70 miles of paved path winding through the various landscapes of Historic Loveland, Milford, Miami Township, Newtown, and Lebanon. Hugging the Little Miami River, this trail has some of the best up-close views the season has to offer. lovelandbiketrail.com
  5. The Ohio River Scenic Byway is a first-rate way to see the rolling hills, rural fields, and majestic views of the river that inspired Longfellow to dub the region “The Queen of the West.” Stop off along the 19th-century river towns that dot the route through Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and take in the stunning colors of the season. ohioriverbyway.com

 

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