ODNR to Provide Weekly Fall Color Updates Beginning September 25
September 12, 1997
COLUMBUS, OH -- Ohio will soon begin its yearly Fall Spectacular as green trees turn colorful shades of red, yellow and orange. To help Ohioans and out-of-state visitors make the most of this popular touring season, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will provide weekly updates beginning September 25 and through the end of October, highlighting how fall color is progressing around the state.
Weekly updates will be available each Thursday through ODNR's Fall Color Hotline at (614) 265-7000, and on the state's travel and tourism hotline, 1-800-BUCKEYE. Internet users can find fall color information at ODNR's World Wide Web address: http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/odnr/color.
"This year should have its share of bright and beautiful color in every corner of the state," said Bill Schultz, spokesman for the ODNR Division of Forestry. "Fall color traditionally appears first in the northern part of the state and travels south, with most of the state peaking around mid-October."
In addition to thousands of local community parks across the state, Ohio has 72 state parks, 113 nature preserves and 19 state forests which offer a variety of opportunities for those interested in seeing fall color.
For further information contact Bill Schultz, Division of Forestry, (614) 265-6704, or Jim Lynch, ODNR Media Relations, (614) 265-6886.