Where to find fall leaves in Columbus, Ohio

Fall into these autumn spots full of colorful leaves.

CBUStoday Columbus Park of Roses

The Columbus Park of Roses features five different horticulture themes. | Photo via @endlesslywandering__cee

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When you walk across a sidewalk and hear the crunch of a leaf — that’s when you know it’s fall in Columbus. And today, we raked up five parks that are perfect for jumping into the autumn scenes.

🍁 Columbus Park of Roses, 3901 N. High St.

Elevate your leaf viewing experience with 12,000+ roses residing inside this 13-acre park. The free park is open year-round + opens at 7 a.m. each day. Want a sneak peek? Check out the rose list + shrub list.

🍁 Goodale Park, 120 W. Goodale St.

This 32+ acre park in the Short North is where you’ll find leaves from Champion Trees. These are trees that were identified by the American Forests program that are among the oldest and largest trees in the US, such as the Chinese catalpa.

CBUStoday Creekside Park

Find fishing, paddle boats, and waterfalls at Creekside Park. | Photo by @big.papi9

🍁 Creekside Park, 123 Mill St.

Did you know Gahanna has been a Tree City for 20+ years now? This 7.9-acre park highlights all the preservation efforts from the community + offers walkways, picnic tables, and scenic waterfalls.

🍁 Schiller Park, 1069 Jaeger St.

This park is also home to Champion Trees, this times with species like the Wych elm. And as leaves fill the ground, statues are suspended in the air from wires all across the 23+ acre park.

🍁 Glen Echo Park, 530 Cliffside Dr.

This ravine park is located in a steep wooded bank with a creek flowing through it. With 7+ acres to explore + a bike path, we recommend renting a CoGo bike to glide through the views. Don’t forget to check out the recently finished Bird Tunnel mural, too.

Bonus: Take SR 315 North to Delaware for a scenic fall leaves drive. 🍁

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