Fall Color Tour Across The Mid-Atlantic States

Take A Fall Color Tour Across The Mid-Atlantic States

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Vibrant oranges, reds, and purples provide splashes of color all around the Mid-Atlantic region during the fall season. If you enjoy taking a fall color tour road trip to find the best fall colors the Mid-Atlantic states offers so many great options. I’m sharing some suggestions for each state so that you can just drive and enjoy. Of course, if you’d like more information simply click on the provided website and you’ll find places to stay, eat, and play.

Fall Color Tour: DELAWARE

Delaware’s Quaint Villages
Take a leisurely drive through Delaware’s Quaint Villages’ peaceful Amish countryside; along the way see farms, orchards and stop at a farmers market. Or take the 12-mile wildlife driving tour along the Delaware Bay at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge offering picturesque foliage for all nature lovers. VisitDelawareVillages.com

Greater Wilmington
One of five nationally renowned garden estates in the Wilmington-area and part of the du Pont family legacy, Mt. Cuba Center offers 600-acres of mixed formal gardens, towering poplar trees, woodland paths, meadows and tranquil ponds all of which burst into a spectacular display of color during fall. VisitWilmingtonDE.com

Fall Color Tour: MARYLAND

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County
Autumn glory shines at the 340-acre Quiet Waters Park. Nature lovers stroll along trails that wind through colorful forests and grassy fields. Cyclists head for the 13-mile-long Baltimore and Annapolis Trail, and motorists choose an afternoon drive along the colorful country roads of southern Anne Arundel County. VisitAnnapolis.org

The stunning and natural beauty of Autumn peaks from mid to late October and leaf peepers can experience magnificent fall colors here in the foothills of Western Maryland. Begin at Sideling Hill in Hancock on I-70, and end on the Appalachian Trail’s overlook at the Washington Monument in Boonsboro. VisitHagerstown.com


Best Fall Color Locations in the Mid-Atlantic
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Whether you’re soaking in the colors at Clarion County’s Tournament of Leaves Parade, browsing craft vendors at Annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival or riding a train through the mountains in Jim Thorpe during Fall Foliage Weekends, Pennsylvania is sure to dazzle with its lush fall landscapes. VisitPA.com

Butler County
Visitors can drive along scenic country roads for optimum fall foliage views in Butler County, PA. For those who wish to experience autumn’s glory in the midst of the outdoors, enjoy a fall foliage cruise on Lake Arthur or hike along the trails at Moraine State Park. VisitButlerCounty.com

Central Pennsylvania
Trek to the top of Mount Nittany overlooking surrounding valleys, Penn State campus and their vibrant color. If you want an adventurous route, bring your hiking boots to Rothrock State Forest to take in the leaves changing in the Seven Mountains region, including from the top of Tussey Mountain. VisitPennState.org

Fiery oranges and reds, warm browns, splashes of purple and radiant golds transform Erie, Pennsylvania into a dazzling display of colors. Ideal fall foliage views include Presque Isle State Park, historic Pennsylvania Route 6, Great Lakes Seaway Trail and Erie’s sprawling countryside. For best views, visit us mid-October. VisitErie.com

In the heart of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Lancaster County’s fall foliage season is primarily late September through late October. Our Covered Bridge driving tours are an ideal way to see some of our best foliage and farmlands, while experiencing charming towns and villages you’ll find along the way. DiscoverLancaster.com

Laurel Highlands
Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece Fallingwater is even more impressive when framed by the colorful fall leaves. Cantilevered over Bear Run, this landmark is an extraordinary work of architecture inspired by the beauty of the natural landscape, making it one of the best places to enjoy the Laurel Highlands’ fall foliage. LaurelHighlands.org

Lehigh Valley
Take in bright reds and vibrant oranges as you tour Lehigh Valley. A drive along the Covered Bridge Tour gives you scenic glimpses of seven historic structures dressed in their finest fall colors. Or, hike along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor for stunning views along the canal. DiscoverLehighValley.com

Pocono Mountains
In autumn, the Pocono Mountains is ablaze with brilliant fall foliage. Stunning reds, oranges and yellows line the landscape as events and activities celebrate the season. There are endless ways to enjoy autumn in the Pocono Mountains, from fairs and festivals to tours, train excursions and outdoor activities. PoconoMountains.com

York County
Immerse yourself in fall foliage along the York County Heritage Rail Trail, where you can walk, hike or bike the 21-mile path from the Mason-Dixon Line to Downtown York. For a unique leaf-peeping experience, hop aboard Steam Into History’s replica Civil War-era steam engine and chug through the park. YorkPA.org

Fall Color Tour Across The Mid-Atlantic States
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Fall Color Tour: VIRGINIA

From a jog down the Mount Vernon Trail to a leisurely drive along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, there are plenty of ways to take in the season’s most stunning colors while in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria is also home to more than 100 champion trees that transform in the fall. VisitAlexandriaVA.com

Charlottesville & Albemarle County
Charlottesville & Albemarle County boasts an impressive and breathtaking fall foliage display every year. Visitors can enjoy the stunning colors at nearby Shenandoah National Park, on Grounds at the University of Virginia, the historic pedestrian Downtown Mall, or even at the homes of former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. VisitCharlottesville.org

Fairfax County
For a unique and memorable perspective of the area’s triumphant array of fall colors, drive to George Washington’s Mount Vernon on one of America’s most scenic historical byways, plot a hike along the Potomac River at Great Falls Park, or paddle a kayak out on one of the picturesque lakes. FXVA.com

Some of the most beautiful fall colors on the Chesapeake Bay are found at Hampton’s historic Fort Monroe National Monument. The picturesque live oaks are best viewed from inside the moat. There you’ll find the Algernourne Oak, estimated to be nearly 500 years old, along the parade grounds. VisitHampton.com

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit Harrisonburg, Virginia. The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum invites you to step into a world of natural beauty. Find a comfortable spot to sit in the gardens or take in the serenity of the winding trails. VisitHarrisonburgVA.com

Lexington & Rockbridge Area
Bright foliage is the backdrop for adventure in the Shenandoah Valley. Top destinations include the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, and the jumbled boulders at Devils Marbleyard, where beauty and geology collide. Anglers and paddlers can enjoy autumn floats and camping on the James River, a Virginia Scenic River. LexingtonVirginia.com

Loudoun County
Escape to Virginia’s famed wine country to enjoy the changing colors by land, air, or water. Bike the W&OD Trail then savor the views from a winery, get a bird’s eye view of the countryside at Empower Adventures’ zipline course, or kayak to see the colors along the shoreline. VisitLoudoun.org

Newport News
It won’t be long before the leaves on our trees turn a magnificent orange, red and yellow. Nothing compares to the color of autumn at its peak, so get outside and enjoy the great outdoors in Newport News Park, a 7,711-acre oasis in the middle of a large metropolitan city. Newport-News.org

Prince William County & Manassas
Just 30 miles outside of D.C., experience photographic foliage kayaking on the Occoquan River or hike through Prince William Forest National Park. Sit back and sip hand-crafted Virginia wine at the base of the Bull Run Mountains or enjoy a craft beer at the Farm Brewery at Broad Run. DiscoverPWM.com

For prime fall foliage scenery in Richmond, check out Libby Hill Park – which has the view that named Richmond (due to the resemblance of Richmond upon the Thames in England.). This beautiful park overlooks the James River and is located in the historic Church Hill neighborhood. VisitRichmondVA.com

Virginia’s Blue Ridge
Escape to Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for the first time this fall on Amtrak passenger rail! Go mountain biking beneath a majestic fall foliage canopy, enjoy a scenic drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and top it all off with a local seasonal brew. Plan your metro-mountain escape. VisitVBR.com

Fall Color Tour: WEST VIRGINIA

Pocahontas County
From winding mountain roads to gentle curves that lay in valleys below, there is no better place to take in autumn than Pocahontas County! Cruise along Highland Scenic Highway Route 150, Route 39 or US 219 and catch a glimpse of peak fall foliage in Nature’s Mountain Playground! NaturesMtnPlayground.com

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