Fall Drives in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times to take a drive in the U.S. New England is the quintessential fall getaway destination, but it’s definitely not the only one. Discover the best fall drives in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania for an easy trip worth taking this year.


Northern Ohio

Distance: 107.1 miles

Time: 3.5 hours

Hug the coast of Lake Erie and enjoy the wild charm of Cuyahoga Valley National Park – the only National Park in Ohio – during this drive. It’s an easy trip from Columbus, too.


Cincinnati to Columbus

Distance: 305.4 miles

Time: 6 hours, 26 minutes

Take in the rural farmlands and rolling hills of southwestern Ohio on this meandering drive trip. Or, do it backward and end your trip in Cincinnati.


Hocking Hills Scenic Byway

Distance: 25.1 miles

Time: 40 minutes

If you’ve never enjoyed the autumn season in Hocking Hills, it’s time to remedy that. The drive may be short, but you’ll experience a hidden corner of the state with one of the most beautiful fall drives you’ll take.


Indiana’s Scenic Backcountry

Distance: 49.5 miles

Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Make your way through Hoosier National Forest and Brown County, home of the “Little Smokies,” on State Route 135 for the perfect fall foliage viewing.


Scenic Pennsylvania

Distance: 358 miles

Time: 8.5 hours

Enjoy the beauty of Allegheny National Forest and some of Pennsylvania’s quieter routes during this drive through the northern part of the state.

Indiana’s and Pennsylvania’s fall foliage seasons typically run late September through early October, while Ohio’s continues throughout October. Check with a fall foliage site, like fallcolor.ohiodnr.gov, for help planning your trip during peak foliage time. And to explore routes for these and other drive trips, visit AAA.com/TripTik. Happy leaf-peeping!