It happens in almost every season but fall just hits different, doesn’t it?
Telltale signs start to pile up: the temperature drops, the leaves change color and the occasional scent of distant bonfire wafts through the air. Before you know it, even the most “above it” of us are starting to feel the itch. We’re here to tell you to stop fighting it and just EMBRACE THE BASIC.
Tell that barista to put EXTRA pumpkin spice in that latte, throw on your cutest flannel, hike up those “to die for” riding boots you bought on sale last Spring and head outside to fill up your ‘Gram with pictures of ALL. THE. LEAVES. Relax and be your best basic self.
You want to hear the even better news? You’re in a city with fall splendors aplenty. Check out just some of the amazing Cleveland green spaces gone red, orange and gold that will make the most adorbs backdrops for your upcoming (and very necessary) personal fall photo shoot.
OMG, you guys. Mother Nature is absolutely WERKING her new balayage out here in the Rocky River Reservation. Get it, girl.
Where's Prince Charming when you need him? Am I right? Write your own fall fairy tale at Squire's Castle in North Chagrin Reservation, where the bright autumn backdrop really makes that castle pop.
I mean, we just can't even with this view of Shadow Lake at the South Chagrin Reservation. Fall colors AND wildflowers? I feel a festive fall centerpiece coming on. You should be out here in a rowboat with a parasol, obvi.
Chunky sweater vibes FTW in the cool, crisp, early morning air at Brecksville Reservation. Sunrise? More like fall funrise!
Before you head Downtown for brunch, feel the crunch of fall leaves under those fashionable boots. Thanks to the Port Authority, you can take a morning walk at the Lakefront Nature Preserve just minutes from mimosas!
Whoever said you can't climb trees in UGGS never heard of the Canopy Walk at the Holden Arboretum. #UGGWIN #UGGLIFE #OMGLEAVES
Pumpkin Spice Latte? Check. Riding Boots? Check. Gorgeous fall colors by magical waterfalls at your hometown National Park? Totes check.
That moment when you're on a fall hike through West Creek Reservation and your favorite skyline peeks out over those autumn leaves. Hey Cleveland, hey! #JustCLEThings
You know that little flannel number you've been saving for juuust the right fall adventure? Well, it's time. Grab it and head to Bedford Reservation and Tinker's Creek for a nice little hike with the chillest vibes.
Get your cardio in with a fall hike through majestic Lakeview Cemetery while also doing your inner work and contemplating the annual cycle of death leading to new life...then head down to Little Italy for a sweet treat because life is short, and you just did cardio.
Feeling Inspired? Grab that PSL, throw on your cutest fall outfit and head out into this beautiful Cleveland autumn to show us how on point your fall selfie game is. You can even earn rewards with the Trailhead and Park Passport. and Don’t forget to add #ThisisCLE when sharing to social.