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Here’s when the fall foliage will have its pretty peak

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus

This year, you’re going be ahead of the curve.

This year, you’re going to do fall right.

This year, you’re going to take in the leaves at their peak.

“Fall color is just beginning, and it will improve when we experience cool, crisp night temperatures and bright sunny days,” said Ohio Division of Natural Resources Fall Color Forester Greg Smith. “The colors will soon be noticeable in walnut, ash and maple trees in open areas, as well as with Virginia creeper and poison ivy vines. Right now, we are still seeing mostly green conditions across the state.”

The Smokey Mountains has released their annual prediction of the fall foliage and it looks like central Ohio is in for late leaf peak this year.

October 8

You’ll find a colorful leaf here and there but hold off on your Instagram post.

October 15

You’ll definitely know it’s fall but sit tight, the show hasn’t even begun.

October 22

The leaves will be on fire but not at their most glorious yet.

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October 29

Central Ohio leaves will be at their peak beauty. Snap away!

Ohio State Parks is having a photo contest this fall. Help us highlight the best of the great outdoors in a variety of categories for a chance to win great prizes! Enter today at ohiostateparksphotocontest.com.

View ODNR’s first fall color update video below.

Follow the #OhioFall18 hashtag on Instagram below.

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