While Cleveland’s summers can (sometimes) be a little too hot and its winters can (sometimes) be a little too cold, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place that wears its fall colors better.
Those colors are on full display at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, as the park’s dense tree canopy and open fields make it the perfect spot to view fall foliage in all of its glory.
Located at the southern end of the park, the Ledges Overlook is a must-see destination for all fall lovers who are looking for a breathtaking view of the surrounding valley. The natural viewing platform gives an expansive up close view from towering rock formations — making it the ideal spot for watching sunsets against the backdrop of red and orange trees.
“It’s beautiful seeing the sun coming through and shining on the leaves,” says park ranger Emily Garrison. “It’s a good moment to just take it easy and soak in the sights of the beautiful fall colors.” 46947 Riverview Road, Peninsula, 440-717-3890, nps.gov/cuva