New maps available for ‘leaf peepers’
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has introduced a new map feature on the Ohio Fall Foliage web site, accessible through www.ohiodnr.com, which will allow “leaf peepers” to more easily tour Ohio’s scenic roadways in search of brilliant fall color.
The new “Hit the Road” feature allows site visitors to select from a series of 32 premapped routes, which are known for spectacular autumn views. It shows a map with the route highlighted and place markers at the starting point of each route. It also identifies nearby state parks, forests, wildlife areas and nature preserves where people can go to enjoy autumn activities.
To help Ohioans plan seasonal outings and enjoy the fall color that will radiate through Ohio’s 100 plus tree species, ODNR will post weekly fall color updates on its web site, www.ohiodnr.com. The reports will run through the first week on November.
The ODNR web site pages provide information for travelers who want to map a scenic road trip, adventurers who are refreshed and energized by the cool autumn weather, vacationers who seek places of solace to enjoy the changing seasons and even the students who need a resource for leaf collection projects. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors can also find information about fall foliage by calling 1-800-BUCKEYE or visiting www.discoverohio.com/autumnadventures.