Friday, October 9, 2009

Where Do You Go For Fall Foliage?

As the leaves slowly start to turn, we're working on a post about great places in the DC area to look at fall foliage. In the meantime, we want to know: where do you go to look at fall foliage?

Leave us a comment below with your favorite spot(s). Answers can fall into three categories:

a) within the Washington, DC metro area,
b) within day-trip distance of DC, and
c) anywhere else in the world.

Answers in categories A and B may be used as fodder for future posts in The Natural Capital!

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naturalartgarden said...

Day trip from DC...Shenandoah Valley. I look at the mountains everyday from work at Natural Art Garden Center in Toms Brook, Virginia. You can see both North & Massanutten Mountains from the garden center. Most everyone knows Skyline Drive but take Route 11 South from Winchester towards Harrisonburg and it is a beautiful trip. Rt 55 from Gainesville towards Front Royal and then through Strasburg towards West Virginia, lots of leaf looking to be had!

Anonymous said...

Jug Bay - for the red sweetgum leaves in the mix, and for views of changing leaves across the water.

John said...

When I lived in DC, I liked visiting the National Arboretum in the fall. The trees there are diverse and usually have some good color. It's probably not as spectacular as places farther west, however.

Bethe said...

I usually head to Great Falls NP for local, but the Arboretum is a great idea! I like the Shephersdtown WV area, Blue Ridge Parkway & of course,Shenandoah. Farther afield, Ashville, NC is lovely in Fall, and of course, VT -- with the added benefit of a stop at Ben & Jerry's.

Cheers - Bethe @balmeras

Ian - Trail Voice said...

Speaking of Jug Bay, I think I'm going to check out the scene there in a couple weeks. Leaf peeping from a kayak perhaps.

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