The Fallen Autumn Goodness of Findlay, Ohio.

Early November in Ohio and the Midwest means the temperatures are more winter than summer-like. The clouds seem to be taking over more than the sun. It’s getting dark way to early and lasting way to long. The peak Autumn color has passed, with more leaves having fallen to the ground then left on the trees.

Keeping that last point in mind my Findlay park exploration started out on the leafy open road along the Findlay Reservoir…

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

…and onto the leaf covered bike paths, bridges and horse trails of Riverbend Recreation Area. You’ll find floodplain, forest, corn stalks and farmland as you make your way through the park.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Surprise, surprise. If you roam around long enough, good things will happen. πŸ™‚ I found full color still up in the air of a few trees.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

It was windy that morning, so leaves were flying off, though still keeping their beauty as they sit on the ground.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

The red leafed tree with all its leaves quickly falling to the ground really caught the eye. What immediately came into to my head being a traveler was the red colors that make up the Office of TourismOhio logo.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

I put my thinking cap on, kneeled to the ground and became for moment in time an Autumn artist. Hi Ohio! Hi DiscoverOhio! πŸ™‚

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors, Discover Ohio

The open road brought me next to Riverside Park, the oldest park in the area. It was time to hang out along the Blanchard River which flows through the heart of Findlay.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

A different park brought different colors on the ground, mainly bright yellow and orange.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

I felt like a kid working my way through huge pile after huge pile of leaves.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

The piles are going to get even bigger with these trees really fighting the temperatures and changing of the seasons.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

In general this time of year is a photographers dream even when there is just a speck of color left like here further along the Blanchard River.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Now roaming around the countryside of Hancock County just west of Findlay, I randomly came up to Litzenberg Memorial Woods and its 110 acres of wooded forest preserve and meadow. More bike paths, horse trails and bridges covered in fallen Autumn goodness…

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

…along with my favorite romantic park bench spot of the season.

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

Findlay, Ohio, Autumn Colors

The early darkness of the season ended my late Autumn day exploration. The leaves of the Midwest, Ohio and Findlay are holding onto the trees with everything they have. Even if they are not on the trees anymore there is always the fallen Autumn goodness you can still check out.

The parks in-and-around Findlay and Hancock County are definitely worth a walk in Autumn or any time of the year if your ever driving along I-75 in northern Ohio.

Are there any spots around home or in your travels that you would recommend checking out the late Autumn and leaf scene?

14 responses to “The Fallen Autumn Goodness of Findlay, Ohio.

  1. An enjoyable walk for an autumn day. abundance of colors. I like the fallen leaves. Thank you for the photos.

  2. You have grabbed my heart. I am so familiar with Michigan and have missed about 25 of the last 28 autumns there. I see by seeing your photos , that I have actually forgotten how lovely it is this time of year. The photos are painfully beautiful. Well the pain part is my longing to have that visual experience and perhaps a thermos of warm cider on a chill afternoon road trip. Many thanks, enjoyed very much.

    • No problem, thank you for checking them out. Hope you do have a chance to get back to Michigan and the Midwest sometime in Autumn. A beautiful time of year that I wish was longer. Hot cider and the open road sounds like a great combo!

  3. Love the Ohio “hi” logo in leaves! Great post – really beautiful photos.

    • Thanks Lara! πŸ™‚ It just came to me as soon as I saw the colors of the leaves falling to the ground. A great time of year in Ohio and the Midwest.

  4. Beautiful pictures and beautiful fall colors! I especially love the close-ups of the leaves.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous captures Aaron!

    Wow, love all the hues and it must have been a real feast for the eye during your walk eh?

    Yes, that circle with “hi” in the middle is awesome, very original!

    Well done πŸ™‚

    K

    • Thank you so much Karla! It was quite the feast. Made sure to put the camera down too while walking to enjoy them even more. Yeah, the Ohio travel logo just came to me seeing the colors of the leaves that were falling to the ground. πŸ™‚ Got goosebumps as I was making it.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous pics! would so love to have been there to see it, I so love Autumn! Great shots mate!

    • Thank you so much! It lasts for such a short time, but every day it does is so worth it. Can’t ever put the camera down. Cheers! πŸ™‚

  7. I love the colors of fall! Thanks for sharing them with us (and for liking a post on my blog, too!!!!)

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