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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Central Ohio is home to a number of byways and parks for enjoying fall foliage. View local sites for taking in the autumn season below.

Chadwick Arboretum at the Ohio State University 
These gardens are an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located on OSU’s main campus. 
Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens – 2001 Fyffe Ct. Details

Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks 
Metro Parks features 20 natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 28,400 acres of land in seven central Ohio counties.
Various locations. Details

Dawes Arboretum 
The arboretum’s nearly 2,000 acres features a Japanese garden, observation tower and more than 15,000 plants. 
Dawes Arboretum – 7770 Jacksontown Rd. Details

Jefferson Township Scenic Byway
The byway travels along Clark State Road with meadows and fields filled with trees.
Clark State Road and Havens Road. Details.

Hocking Hills Scenic Byway 
The route travels past Hocking Hills State Park, Cantwell Cliffs, Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow, Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls and Ash Cave. 
Various points. Details

Hoover Reservoir Park 
The park offers more than 4,700 acres of landscape, with a range of activities from picnicking, hiking, boating and fishing. 
Hoover Reservoir Park – 7701 Sunbury Rd. Details

Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum
This arboretum is known as a “garden of trees” and features hundreds of natives shrubs.
E. Weber Rd. Details.

National Forest Covered Bridge Scenic Byway 
The byway follows State Route 26 from Marietta to Woodsfield, Ohio.
Parallel to the Little Muskingum River. Details

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Parks
Open every day and always free, Ohio has 75 state parks. 
Various locations. Details

Old Man’s Cave Loop
This trail is great for beginners and ends at a waterfall.
19852 State Route 664. Details.

Olentangy Heritage Corridor
This byway features the scenic mill district, historic schoolhouses and unique homes.
Olentangy River Road. Details.

Preservation Parks of Delaware County 
At any of the 11 parks and multi-use trails, guests will find natural parks with restrooms, picnic shelters and meeting spaces.
Various locations. Details.

Scioto Trail
This route travels along the downtown Columbus riverfront.
223 Civic Center Dr. Details.

Farms and orchards open for fall in central Ohio 
Fall is almost here and central Ohio orchards are gearing up to welcome guests for fruit picking, hayrides, corn mazes, and much more. View the full list here

Fall festivals and events in central Ohio
Fall is almost here and central Ohio is gearing up for seasonal festivals, Halloween events, and more. View the full list here

Trick-or-Treat dates in central Ohio
Cities and towns across central Ohio have set a date and time for Beggars’ Night this October. Find your local trick-or-treat date here.