What is it about autumn that is so magical? Is it the leaves changing from green to gold? The crisp, cool air that invites soft blankets and open windows? The gourds, warm drinks, cozy sweaters and flannel? We vote D) all of the above.
And there's no better place to experience fall than in a small town like Oxford, where our already charming brick-lined streets feel even more inviting with a scattered layer of crunchy, fallen leaves. It's like walking through Stars Hollow in an episode of Gilmore Girls.
Below is an entire roundup of all the ways to get your fall on here in Oxford. Take a spooky self-guided tour, bundle up and walk through a market, hit up a nature trail and marvel at the colors all around you. Whatever you do, remember to take photos and use #AutumnInOxfordOH so we can see how you've decided to spend the perfect fall day here in the best small town around.
Fall flavors are the favorite of many, and for good reason! From apple creations like cider and pie to pumpin-flavored-everything, autumn is undoubtedly the season of cozy food and drink.
Every year Oxford businesses all throughout town put seasonal food options on their menu (pumpkin and cheesecake swirled ice cream, anyone?) and we've rounded them up for you here.
What is it about markets that just screams fall? We can't quite put our finger on it but what we do know for sure is that putting on your comfiest sweater and taking a stroll through a market is a classic autumnal activity.
Oxford has several markets for you to explore, each offering a little something different. Looking for pumpkins? Mums? A corn maze? Oxford markets have all these and more.
Additionally, we recommend perusing one of Oxford's local shops for fun fall decor like candles and yard signs.
Oxford has no shortage of natural trails and they're especially fun to explore at this time of year because of the changing colors all around you.
We also recommend an afternoon walk around the Miami University campus because all that red brick was just made to be enjoyed alongside the gold and auburn leaves. In fact, this self-guided tree walk will show you exactly what the different trees are all throughout campus.
And don't forget about Hike-a-thon. This annual event is going virtual this year and is going to last the entire month of October!