One of the most beautiful aspects of where we live and work here at Honey Run is the dense deciduous forest with her myriad trees and leaves blooming and changing throughout the year. We’ve been blessed to enjoy an exceptionally green summer season during which time the forest canopy around the Inn has been lush and full, creating a “hidden in the treehouse” feel for many of our guest rooms.
However, as we cross the Autumn Equinox and head into the fall, an even more awe-inspiring natural phenomenon will be taking place, one that is highly anticipated by locals and tourists alike and one that often draws a significant crowd to observe the event. That is, of course, the changing of all those gorgeous green leaves to a rich palette of oranges, reds, and yellows. Fall color is certainly a sight to behold and we’ve got some of the best seats in the house here on the Honey Run grounds.
The Fall Color Forecast for this year predicts that the heavy rains we experienced in June will push the color change back a week or two from the norm. This means Peak Fall Color will take place in mid-October, according to the report released by the Ohio Division of Forestry. According to National Geographic, Holmes County Ohio is one of the top ten places in the world to enjoy fall color. Our region attracts nature enthusiasts and photographers from all over the world for this time of year, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is encouraging all you budding photographers out there to use the hashtag #ohiofall15 when you post your discoveries to Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter.
We invite each and every one of you to come enjoy the bounty of nature’s color change this season and to walk the newly-opened Haiku Poetry Walk through the forest and across the grounds. There’s no better time to enjoy the outdoors than during the crisp, cool winds of Autumn, surrounded by so much color and majesty.
While you’re in town, be sure to enjoy some of the wonderful harvest events taking place around Holmes County as Amish Country celebrates the season change in its own way. We’ll be sure to post some pictures as the trees put on their show.