Mohican State Park
Start your fall leaf adventure on the southern side of the Mohican State Park and visit the fire tower first. You’ll be able to climb several stories above the ground and look out over a sweeping tree-covered vista. Then hop back in the car and drive through the park itself. You’ll wind your way up tree-lined roads approaching the Mohican Gorge and the gorge overlook. The gorge overlook is one of the highest points in the park. Stop the car here, step out onto the overlook and the entire Mohican Gorge will be laid out below you, the Clear Fork River winding its way among the colorful trees. When you’re finished here, drive down to the bottom of the gorge, across a restored historic covered bridge, and you’ll have the chance to picnic or hike miles of forested trail along the riverbanks and through the forest.
If you visit Mohican State Park, don’t forget about nearby Malabar Farm State Park, once owned by author Louis Bromfield. Or, drive half an hour to an hour east along Ohio Scenic Byways to see nearby Amish Country decked out in fall color! Plan your adventure here. Peak Viewing Times: 1st to 3rd Week of October.