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
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
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
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.
4 W. State St. Trenton OH 45067
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
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.
2165 Morman Rd., Hamilton OH 45013
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
7755 Cox Ln., West Chester OH 45069
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
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!
7379 Squire Ct., West Chester OH 45069
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
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
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!