The 5 Best Places To Enjoy Fall Foliage Near Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. and its surrounding suburbs are some of the best places to live during the Fall season. Situated ideally in the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast, some say it’s the perfect location to experience the fresh and crisp Fall weather while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful and colorful Fall foliage. With some excellent locations for scenic drives, walks, jogs, or even hiking, Washington, D.C. is a picture perfect place to immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery. Here are some of our top picks to enjoy the gorgeous landscapes:

Rock Creek Park

download (1)This iconic park is celebrating its 125th anniversary and is a perfect location to enjoy some Fall foliage this season. With crisp fresh air, beautiful and majestic trees, and a plethora of wildlife, all while following the soothing Rock Creek, its effects will be intoxicating and relaxing for the entire family.

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive 10.2014 (94) - CopySkyline Drive is one of the best places to check out the Fall leaves in the Shenandoah Valley. With everything from places to stay along the historic and legendary Appalachian Trail to places to stargaze and hike in the woods or discover waterfalls, this iconic national park is the perfect place to take in some beautiful Fall scenery.

Mt. Vernon Trail

photo3Looking for a place to ride your bike or enjoy a nice jog while taking in the Fall foliage? Mt. Vernon Trail is the place for you. With its 18 mile paved multi-use trail, it’s the perfect location for a less rustic, more refined, afternoon of being active while appreciating the beautiful scenery. It stretches from George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island with connections to the Potomac Heritage Trail, Rock Creek Park, and others!

Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

K678_RThis National Park is a beautiful location to not only enjoy historic and quaint attractions but is also a lovely place to enjoy the outdoors and take in the Fall scenery. Located perfectly at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, this area is ideal for the whole family with museums, hiking trails and battlefields.

Potomac Heritage Trail

trp_trailhead-400x299Following the historic path explored by George Washington, the Potomac Heritage Trail links the Potomac River with the Upper Ohio River basin and is an ideal place to walk, hike, bike, or ride horseback during the Fall to take in all of the beautiful and colorful Fall foliage. The various trails and paths allow visitors to explore the contrasting landscapes and scenery between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands.

All in all, Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Why not experience it close to home when you live at a Polinger, Shannon, & Luchs property? Whether you’re looking to live in Washington, D.C., Burtonsville, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, or Chevy Chase, you’re in for a real treat when you venture outside and take-in the beautiful Fall surroundings.