As we reach the height of fall in Fishers and the leaves start to change, our local landscape only becomes more vivid; the deep greens of summer fade away to allow the fiery reds, oranges, and yellows of fall to take their place. It is beautiful to witness, and the best way to fully experience the fall foliage is by getting outside and visiting all the best spots along the Fishers Sesquicentennial Trail for leaf peeping! Bring your walking shoes, your camera, and be prepared to see some dazzling fall colors!
16141 E. 101st St. Fishers, IN 46038
Flat Fork Creek Park may be the perfect place to observe fall foliage, with its miles of trails that take you through a variety of gorgeous viewing spots. Get a closer look at the foliage by walking along the raised boardwalk or by climbing into one of many treehouses, one of which is also ADA accessible. Taking in the panoramic views from a treehouse above the forest floor, with the sunlight filtering in through the leaves, is truly an enchanting experience.
10410 Hague Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
What better place to see fall foliage is there than a nature preserve? Ritchey Woods, while delightful in all seasons, is particularly stunning in autumn. With approximately 127 acres and nine nature trails, this nature preserve has a plethora of spots with breathtaking views. Ritchey Woods is a great place to take a brisk walk, breathe in the fresh air, and reconnect with nature, all while surrounded by the season’s best colors.
10598 Eller Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
This picturesque historical home and its gardens appear stunning from every angle, in every season. So, what makes fall at the Ambassador House special? Situated at the center of Heritage Park, the house is surrounded by a lush, wooded backdrop that turns from lively greens in the spring and summer to blazing reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall. This popular venue for events and weddings offers another flavor in the fall that is sure to delight any guests and attendees. If you aren’t in the market for a venue, you can visit the surrounding Heritage Park and walk the nature trails to experience a more intimate view of the foliage from beneath the canopy.
11780 Brooks School Rd, Fishers, IN 46038
This multi-faceted park has so many activities and facilities to offer that you might not initially think of it for its fall foliage. Yet, its open spaces provide for sweeping views of the landscape, and the fall foliage is visible where the trees surrounding the park line up to meet the sky. Whether you’re running on the trail around the park, playing a game of soccer, or adventuring on the playground, the fall foliage will certainly enhance your experience of Brooks School Park this fall. If you prefer a more tranquil fall activity, you can relax on the bridge overlooking Mud Creek, which gives a great vantage point of the fall colors.
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A great way to incorporate the fall foliage into your day is by taking a stroll on the Nickel Plate Trail. Whether you’re using it to get around downtown Fishers, visiting the Blazing the Trail Mural, swinging on the swings at Nickel Plate Station Plaza, or simply going for a bike ride, your head will turn towards the bright fall foliage at some point along the trail.
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If you’re looking for a peaceful weekend activity to unwind and enjoy nature, nothing beats setting up a hammock and looking up at the sky. Holland Park is the perfect place to relax under the fall foliage, with perfectly spaced trees, the distant voices of happy kids on the playground, and bright orange and red leaves all around.
Brianna Weiss is the City of Fishers Community and PR Department Intern for the 2022-2023 academic year. She grew up in Fishers and graduated from Fishers High School in 2019. She is currently studying Visual Communication Design at IUPUI in the Herron School of Art and Design. In her free time, she enjoys running through her neighborhood, listening to podcasts, taking care of her plants, and reading about health and wellness. In the warmer months, she enjoys riding her bike around the Nickel Plate District and taking a rest stop at Handels. She has loved living in Fishers and experiencing the city’s different stages as it evolves, from its small town feel to the blossoming community it is today.