October is the driest month of the year in Ohio and that of peak fall foliage. The landscape attains beautiful colors, and the lake shorelines display brilliant hues of orange, crimson, yellow, and purple. Peak colors display throughout the state by the fourth week of October. It is the season of apple ciders and fall festivals as the harvest season rings in a bountiful of agricultural produce. The average high temperatures are in the range of a warm 62°F (16.7°C) to 72°F (22.2°C), while average low temperatures register between a cold 41°F (5°C) to 46°F (7.8°C) statewide. The moderate sunshine lasts for 6 hours, and the conditions alternate between warm and cold. Although the precipitation is low, an unusually cold year brings light snowfall. A jacket keeps the cold evening breezes at bay and the body warm. Nights are ideal for campfires and marshmallows. Take some time out of busy schedules to appreciate Mother Nature's beauty in October in Ohio.