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Exploring Fall Foliage in Maryland

Posted September 21st, 2021 fall, foliage, things to do

It’s fall, y’all!

September 22 is the autumn equinox, which is when the sun crosses the equator from the north to the south! The autumn equinox occurs at the same time across the globe. As the official start to fall turns the corner, the world prepares for some cooler weather and color-changing leaves! 

Cinnamon candles, plaid scarves, pumpkin carving, and fall-flavored lattes are just the start of your fall festivities. Here in Maryland, not too far from your home at Luminary at One Light, there are countless places to see the leaves change color.

The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Maryland

Seneca Creek State Park, located in Gaithersburg, is a whopping 6,300 acres of amazing fall foliage viewing. With scenic areas on and off the Seneca Creek, take a hike through the woods, ride down the river, or sit at a picnic bench to witness the beauty of fall. 

Sugarloaf Mountain, named after its early hunters and pioneers, is open year-round to the public. Hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, and biking have been enjoyed by Marylanders and others for decades. Stop and enjoy the natural scenery of red, orange, and yellow-colored trees and cool breezes on Sugarloaf Mountain in Dickerson, Maryland. 

Oregon Ridge has it all: lakes, trails, streams, meadows, forests, gardens, and more. Enjoy eating at the pavilion, taking a stroll through the outdoor animal enclosures, or taking a shot at the archery range. From sunrise to sunset, fall foliage is in full effect at Oregon Ridge. 

Gunpowder Falls State Park, located in northern Baltimore County,  is ready for fall lovers! Its scenic wildlife and wilderness are equipped with not only stunning views but recreational activities. Fishing, group camping, trails, and river recreation are all ready to be used by you, your friends, and your family! 

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal has been in operation for 100 years. Beginning as a dream of passage for citizens traveling west in search of gold, or a fresh start, the C&O Canal is loaded with history and natural treasures. Hike the Billy Goat Trail, meet some mules or visit Great Falls Tavern, it is impossible to not embrace the fall season here! 

Maryland is full of fall foliage, autumn sunrises, and cozy sweaters. Explore the mountains and get into the fall spirit this September. 

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