Autumn has definitely arrived in Ross County. The morning air can be a little chillier but with the season change, the leaves are providing a beautiful backdrop to the countryside. The latest Fall Color Update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reflect that all five of the State Parks in Ross County are near peak colors. This coming weekend will be an ideal time to get out and enjoy the colorful scenery while spending time with your family.
If you’re not sure where to go to see the vivid colors or the best trail for you, check out the Ross County Trail Guide. This guide provides you with information on trails within the City, County and State Parks to help you pick the trail that works best for you. You can access a digital version through the Bureau’s website or pick up a copy at the Bureau’s office at 230 N. Plaza Blvd.
There are plenty of trails in Ross County that offer the right path for your next hike or bike ride. If you prefer staying in your vehicle to see the fall beauty, check out the Skyline Drives presented by the Fall Festival of Leaves. The Skyline Drives will take you through the scenic Paint Valley region including Bainbridge. You can download a copy of the Drives brochure or stop by the Visitors Bureau for a physical copy.
With fall brings the thrills of Halloween fun. Although many things are a little different this year because of the pandemic, there are two haunted trails taking place. “The Last Carnival” offers 5,000 square feet of indoor scares and over 10,000 square feet of thrills along an outdoor trail. This event takes place every Friday and Saturday in October. Walnut Creek Campground and Resort also offers an annual “Outbreak in the Hills” trail of terror and a Zombie Paintball Shoot on Saturdays in October.
You can find more information about Ross County events, historical sites, outdoor recreation by continuing to explore the website. Check out the Event page and the What To Do pages.