Your Guide to Butler County this Fall

Changing leaves, crisp air, and pumpkin spice galore! Fall is finally upon us here in Butler County, and we’re ready to make the most of the season. MetroParks offers prime opportunities for leaf peeping on our various trails, but there are several happenings in our county beyond the parks. We’ve partnered with Travel Butler County to bring you a complete autumn guide so you don’t miss a thing this season. With so much to see and do throughout the county, we divided our list into local zones for travel convenience. How many of these must-dos will you cross off your list this fall? Go big or gourd home!


Dave’s Trace Trail at Meadow Ridge Area of Elk Creek MetroPark

5101 Circle Parkway, Middletown OH 45042

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Dave’s Trace is an easy 2.8-mile loop around the Meadow Ridge area of Elk Creek MetroPark in Middletown. Here, you’ll find the perfect landscape for leaf peeping with picturesque pond views along the path.


3677 Wayne-Madison Rd. Trenton, OH 45067

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Located in Trenton, Barn-n-Bunk is a unique farm market with a wide array of foods, produce, and crafts. Their Fall Festival Weekends are already underway, offering entertainment and fun for the whole family.

State Street Coffee

938 West State St. Trenton OH 45067

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As a locally owned coffee shop, State Street Coffee offers incredible custom drinks, including some seasonal favorites. Don’t know what to get? Try one of their specialty coffee or espresso flights to sample flavors and find what you like.

Martin’s Donuts

4 W. State St. Trenton OH 45067

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As part of the Butler County Donut Trail, Martin’s Donuts is known for its specialty and seasonal pastries, all within its iconic pink building. Stop by for a fall treat (or two)!


Chief Cornstalk Trail at Governor Bebb MetroPark

1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana OH 45053

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The Chief Cornstalk Trail is a 0.8-mile loop within Governor Bebb MetroPark. With countless tree species, you’ll find a wide range of colors along the trail, making for a hike you don’t want to miss.

Salty Dog Car Museum

4995 Cincinnati Brookeville Rd., Shandon OH 45063

Calling all classic car enthusiasts! The Salty Dog Museum will take you back in time through the evolution of classic automobiles. Here, you’ll find classics ranging from the early 1900s to the 1970s. Experiencing the cars up close is fun for the entire family.

Hanover Winery

2165 Morman Rd., Hamilton OH 45013

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As Butler County’s first winery, Hanover Winery features over 25 handcrafted wines, from dry to sweet. With beautiful grounds and live entertainment, Hanover Winery is the perfect spot for autumn date nights and get-togethers.

Country Barrel Restaurant

6179 Cincinnati Brookville Rd., Okeana OH 45053

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Hungry for comfort food? The Country Barrel Restaurant in Okeana offers your favorite meals your mom used to make, all in a setting that feels like home. With an all-day breakfast and diverse options, don’t forget to refuel here after your hike!


Great Miami River Trail & Cascades Trail at Rentschler Forest MetroPark

5701 Reigart Road, Hamilton OH 45011

The Great Miami River Trail is an 11.3-mile paved out-and-back trail, perfect for biking through autumnal vistas. For those who prefer a traditional hike, the 0.8-mile loop Cascades Trail offers several scenic views along its path, including a suspension bridge and waterfall…the perfect backdrops for fall colors.

True West Coffee

313 Main St., Hamilton OH 45013

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Located in the heart of Hamilton, True West offers delicious coffee and food in a warm, eclectic atmosphere. Known for their creative coffee offerings, there are several fall drink flavors to try here this season.

Shop Small

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Downtown Hamilton is full of unique, independently owned boutiques and stores that are some of the best in Butler County. From fall home décor to trendy clothing, you’re sure to find something you love, all while supporting small, local businesses!

Municipal Brew Works

20 High St., Hamilton OH 45011

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With a rich history, gorgeous architecture, and craft brews, Municipal Brew Works is a one-of-a-kind taproom and brewery located right in Hamilton. They often have local food trucks right outside, making this the perfect spot to gather and relax with friends.


Cross Country Route at Voice of America MetroPark

7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester OH 45069

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The Cross Country Route at Voice of America is a loop trail through the park’s meadows and prairies. Though there are no trees for leaf peeping, you’ll be able to spot countless fall wildflowers, migrating birds, and falling seeds along the path, other signs of autumn’s arrival.

Cavu Coffee

7755 Cox Ln., West Chester OH 45069

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Need a coffee fix? Cavu Coffee is a cozy coffee shop in West Chester offering quality drinks, food, and baked treats. With a drive-thru service, it’s a great place to grab a seasonal beverage on the go!

Lulu’s Sweets Boutique

7745 Cox Rd., West Chester OH 45069

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Made from scratch, Lulu’s Sweets Boutique offers decadent baked goods, including cupcakes, cakes, and French macarons. With unique flavors and seasonal offerings, you’ll be coming back for more…and more!

EnterTRAINment Junction

7379 Squire Ct., West Chester OH 45069

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EnterTRAINment Junction is the largest indoor model train display in the world, featuring over 80,000 square feet of unique, interactive displays your entire family will love. Throughout the month, you can visit Jack O’Lantern Junction, where kids can Trick-or-Treat through a Halloween-themed train display.

Grainworks Brewing Company

7790 Service Center Dr., West Chester OH 45069

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Come experience Butler County history, a lively atmosphere, and killer brews at Grainworks Brewing Company! With regular seasonal events and live music, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends. And warm up with one of the iconic mac-n-cheese flights from Mama Bear’s Mac, their on-site restaurant!

Niederman Family Farm

5110 LeSourdsville West Chester Rd., Liberty Township OH 45011

Butler County Ohio Convention & Visitors in various townships Neiderman Farm

In their fourth generation, Niederman Family Farm invites families to experience farm life first-hand. Throughout the month, you can experience their Fall Festival weekends, complete with a corn maze, hayride, and pumpkin patch. Or, book a fall bonfire to enjoy a crisp fall night with friends!

Addy Werling

Addy is a senior at Miami University in Oxford with a major in marketing. She recently joined the MetroParks team as an intern in the summer of 2022. With a love for writing and connecting with others, she has helped MetroParks in the creation of their very first blog, Footprints. Although she had only set foot in one MetroPark when she began, she is excited to explore new green spaces here in Butler County and showcase them on the blog. Beyond her work, Addy enjoys spending time outside, camping, running, hiking, and playing with her dog, Max. She appreciates you taking the time to read her content on the blog and hopes that through this platform, we all can find a renewed gratitude for the outdoors.

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