From the Forum – Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves Changing Colors?

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Day Trips to See the Fall Leaves:

“I was in an Uber and the lovely guy mentioned this place I just HAD to go to see the foliage. Of course, I cannot remember what he said for the life of me. So, lets pose it here: where should we go to see the fall sights?”

Last year Casey Trees released a cool map of good spots in DC – in addition to DC where are your favorite spots a short drive away?

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  • Skyline Drive is always a gorgeous place to be for fall. Also Luray, VA or Harpers Ferry!

  • Lots of places to view good foliage and you don’t have to go far.

    My top 3 choices:

    Bike along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park (Do this on a weekend when a portion of Beach Drive is closed to traffic). Alternate choice is Capital Crescent Trail.

    Great Falls – Maryland Side (get there early as the lines to get in can get long)

    Skyline Drive – (again, crowded on weekends so it is best to get an early start)

  • Bike ride on Indian Head Rail trail by Mattawoman creek….best kept secret ~20 miles from DC…you’ll have the whole thing to yourself.

  • Rock Creek Park, Beach Drive. My favorite fall spot is north of Broad Branch, where the road goes over a bridge and makes a hard turn…gorgeous trees there. Though the whole place is amazing.

  • Cunningham Falls State Park, North Central Maryland / Thurmont – less crowed, many trails, overlooks, and waterfalls to make it fun…

    End the day in the local restaurant at the bottom of the hill… good ole country cooking.

    About 2 hours from DC

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