The 1st weekend for October leaf peeping is here!!!
What a weekend ahead. We are going to have temperatures in the lower to middle 80s this weekend for both days and plenty of sunshine. We still need more seasonal nights to really help get the trees in the swing to change.
More weekend sunshine should promote more fall leaf color changes and get more state parks to be “changing” by next week, and potentially get a few parks possibly near peak for the 2nd full weekend of October. The more fall-like weather expected by next weekend shouldn’t hurt either.
Where to head this weekend to see the best changes… so far
According to the fall leaf report from ODNR there are about a quarter of the parks heading into this weekend are considered changing right now. While more parks in the north are starting to show the change, down the US-23 corridor there are additional spots up and down the state that are good.
Below is the listing of state parks and the colors as reported by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Alum Creek & Delaware State Parks are already starting to see some of the changes. I can personally report the gold colors are looking nice in both parks here in Central Ohio.
The majority of our state parks (about 75%) are still mainly green with a few little mini changes.
Great Seal in the southern part of the state, and Harrison Lake in the northwestern part of the state are reporting changes at both parks giving you options in either direction.
Many of the parks in the western part of the state are still green as of this week.
Maumee State Park near Toledo is showing changes, so is Mount Gilead state park in Central Ohio.
Finally, in the south, Scioto Trail, and Tar Hollow are showing changes, and to the northeast part of the state, Triangle Lake Bog between Cleveland, and Akron looks good!
If you find out that there is a great spot to check out, and you want to spread the wealth of this great spot, let me know. I can spread the word and add it to the list. Where is your favorite spot?
Also, when you are out and about and snap a great photo of the colors anytime this season, I would LOVE to see them. I would also love to share them too! Use our Storm Team 4 Weather app to share, send me a message on social media (tag me @davidnbc4 on twitter/facebook/instagram), use the #nbc4wx, or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org