According to the all-knowing internet, the weekend of Oct. 14-16 will be the peak time for leaf peeping in Hamilton County. Since it’s upon us, I thought I’d give you a quick list of the most photogenic and beautiful spots to see in the area while you still have time to get out and see the gorgeous fall colors!
In Carmel, head out to Flowing Well Park where you can see not only fall foliage but follow a nice trail to the creek to skip rocks with the children, since I'm sure you taught them how this summer, right? Take advantage of the clear water’s reflection to capture a truly gorgeous shot of the falling foliage!
If you call Fishers home, you can pay a visit to Conner Prairie to grab a photo from the top of the 1859 Balloon Voyage. You’re not likely to get a photo with more color and more square footage anywhere else in the county! Take the children along the nature trails and the Treetop Outpost to get even more great shots. As a bonus, Conner Prairie has a covered bridge on-site so you can snap a great family photo.
For my Noblesville neighbors, we get the benefit of another great landmark. Potter’s Bridge Park boasts not only a nice reflection in the water below, but a bigger and even more picturesque covered bridge! This is a great scenic location for family holiday card pictures. While you're in my hometown, head over to Strawtown Koteewi Park to see some beautiful fall colors and nice nature walks. Not content with craning your neck up for the perfect shot? Climb to new heights at the Koteewi Aerial Adventure Treetop Trails – just know that you take your phone up at your own risk!
Last, but certainly not least, check out Cool Creek Park in Westfield that has 4 miles of trails to wander while taking in the autumn season. Bring a lunch and a playground ball for the children and take advantage of the picnic structures and the softball fields for midfall game of kickball. Invite me. I love kickball.
With this handy guide, you’re all set to take the best fall photos of all your Instagram friends! Be sure to share with us @VisitHamiltonCo and #VisitHC.