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Get the Inside Scoop on Fall Travel with Ohio Autumn Adventures
DiscoverOhio.com provides map to fall colors, lists of farm markets & wineries, and fall festivals.
Tamara Brown, (614) 466-8591
Leslie Holbrook, (614) 383-1635
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2014)
– The Office of TourismOhio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), today launched “Autumn Adventures
,” a web-based portal accessible from DiscoverOhio.com
. Autumn Adventures provides visitors with all the seasonal getaway planning information they could want including: fall festivals & events, farm markets, wineries/vineyards, sample itineraries and a “build-your-own” itinerary builder, weekly fall color updates and more. Travelers also can view the new Fall/Winter Ohio Calendar of Events
online or order a free print version (featuring nearly 800 hundred festivals and events).
“There’s nothing more beautiful than Ohio in the fall,” said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency. “Our Autumn Adventures site gives visitors an information hub to help them make the most out of their visit to Ohio.”
Don’t miss the link from DiscoverOhio.com
to Ohio’s Department of Natural Resources
website where visitors can find more in-depth information on all of Ohio’s State Parks, natural areas, forests and waterways, upcoming park events, unique overnight accommodations, scenic driving routes, fall color reports, activities and plenty more great outdoor information.
For more ideas on places to experience, visit DiscoverOhio.com
, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoverOhio
, like us on Facebook
or join the social media conversation about Ohio's fall foliage using #ohiofallcolor2013.
Autumn Adventures Website
Fall Color Report
The Fall Color Report will be updated weekly (beginning September 18) by forestry experts for up-to-date information on when and where to find the most brilliant fall colors in Ohio. Generally, leaves change color earliest in northern Ohio and progress to the southern portions of the state later in October.
Farm Markets and Wineries
This page helps travelers chart a course for locating farm-fresh, organic and heirloom produce and just the right wine to complement them. Check out the markets and pick-your-own farms for perfect carving pumpkins and gourds for decoration, not to mention delicious Amish cheeses, fresh-baked pies, pastries, jams and more.
Three-Day Getaways & Itineraries
This section provides themed weekend getaways that are divided into five regions to help travelers jump-start their travel planning. Choose from themes including the Great Outdoors, Ghost Hunting in Ohio, a Lighthouse Hunt and more. For additional ideas, click on the link to sample some fantastic fall itineraries
, then create your own itinerary
to share with friends and family.
Fall Festivals and Events
Ohio is alive with fall festivals that celebrate the spirit of autumn and the harvest season. Visit this section for a sampling of festivals and events throughout the state that include pumpkin and apple butter festivals, larger-than-life corn mazes, harvest fairs and much more. Additional events can be found by searching the interactive calendar on DiscoverOhio.com
Choose Your Own Adventure
The Choose-Your-Own Adventure section allows travelers to pick and choose when and where they want to begin their Ohio getaway. Divided into categories by interest, including: Cities, Culture and Cuisine; Family Fun; Ohio History and Heritage; and Sports and Recreation, the Choose-Your-Own Adventure option gives visitors a wide range of opportunities to enjoy the fall season.
Through Autumn Adventures, travelers can see all the sights Ohio has to offer as they try their hands at finding a geocache with the aid of a GPS system. Half the fun is getting sidetracked while hiking Ohio’s scenic trails, snapping pictures of the trees’ blazing red, orange and yellow leaves or tasting some of Ohio’s delectable, locally grown foods.
When the leaves start changing colors in Ohio, it’s time to get out and enjoy the fall festivals and events taking place all over the state. From celebrations of bluegrass music, giant pumpkins, apple cider and breathtaking foliage, there is no better way to enjoy the crisp air and cooler days of fall.
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Editor’s Note: Fall/Winter Ohio Calendar of Events publication cover art and seasonal Ohio images are available upon request or may be downloaded from OhioTravelpix.com
. Search keywords: “Calendar” or “Fall.”