A guest blog by Genevieve Concannon of Arbour Realty
The countdown is on for the Fall weather to kick in. School is back in session, pools are about to start closing up for the season, and leaves are most definitely starting to turn their lush greens into rustic browns. Maybe the high heat of this current Summer is to blame for the early fall leaves, but maybe that means there will be a fantastic show of fall leave colors in the DC Metro area this year. Not only do we get the beautiful sweet cherry blossoms in the Spring time around Northern Virginia and DC, but we also get fiery -fall foliage! You don't have to head to Vermont to get a fabulous show of electric yellow, dashing red and deep chocolate leaves if you live or are visiting the surrounding DC communities. Here are a few roadways and parks you can do a day trip to see some beautiful fall leaves. Mark you calendars for the later part of September and early October for the best leaves:
Day Trips to see beautiful fall foliage around DC:
- Shenandoah National Park
- Great Falls National Park
- Skyline Drive
- 7100- Fairfax County Parkway
Maryland even has the Autumn Glory Festival! They say that October and early November are the best fall leave viewing times in Maryland... but it can change from year to year, especially with the crazy weather we've been experiencing up here!