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Southeast Ohio Fall Foliage

Me photographing the view from Christmas Rocks

This weekend we went to two sites to take in the fall color: Airplane Rock in the Hocking State Forest and Christmas Rocks State Nature Preserve in Fairfield County. The trees in Hocking State Forest were just starting to turn colors, so we felt that we were there a little too early to see the colors at their peak. We were also surprised that there was a crowd of people at Airplane Rock. In contrast Christmas Rocks is a bit farther north, and it was definitely more colorful. In addition Bob and I had the cliff on the Jacob’s Ladder trail to ourselves because nobody knows about it. I’m guessing that both of these sites will be even more colorful in another week.

And with that, let’s look at some photos.




Christmas Rocks
Looking beside the trail – this also gives you an idea of the slope.
Looking up along the trail.
Almost at the top… let me pause here and catch my breath.
Looking down the valley
Zooming in on the farm in the distance.
View to the right-hand side from the cliff.
Airplane Rock
View of the trail
View from Airplane Rock
Another view from Airplane Rock

I should have taken a photo of the crowd.




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5 thoughts on “Southeast Ohio Fall Foliage

  1. The trail up to the lookout at Christmas Rocks was steep and covered with acorns – nature’s ball-bearings. Had to watch your step – but the view was well worth it. Plus, a turkey buzzard kept soaring by level with the cliff. They make flying look almost effortless.

  2. very nice pictures, one thing about fall colors get them while they are hot because they don’t last long! took some of my own fall foliage while traveling back from nc in the mountains very nice colors there.

    1. I know what you mean about the colors not lasting long. And so much is luck! Some years a bad storm will knock the leaves off the trees and make a short season even shorter.

      The drive back from the NC mountains sounds beautiful.

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