Fall is such a magical time of year. It is a treat to witness the explosion of colors as green leaves turn to shades of yellow, orange, red and purple. In the mid-Atlantic states, we are fortunate to view this stunning seasonal transformation in one of the most beautiful places in the country! For our autumn enthusiasts, we would like to share a few of our favorite day trips to see the leaves change in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Herrington Manor State Park located in Garrett County, the western-most county in Maryland, is just starting to see the first signs of fall emerge. The peak of the season should begin next week. This 365-acre park, situated within Garrett State Forest, includes a 53-acre lake and is perfect for a leisurely hike as you enjoy all the many colors of fall.
Like Maryland, the peak of fall foliage should start next week. There really is no better place to take pictures of the colorful leaves than Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. The historic 105-mile Skyline Drive offers visitors breathtaking views of nature on a mountain-top highway. If you are interested in more than a day trip, Skyline Drive offers three lodges and plenty of campgrounds. Make your reservations now as space fills up during this time of year.
One of North Carolina’s prized National Parks is The Blue Ridge Parkway. Fall leaves are starting to change and will peak towards the end of October. Visitors will discover everything there is to love about autumn along the 469-mile stretch of road that ascends upwards to an elevation of 6,000 feet. Given the length of the parkway, it is best to consider at least a one-night stay along the route.
Witness fall from one of South Carolina’s highest peaks at Caesars Head State Park. Connected to Mountain Bridge Wilderness Area, a 13,000-acre area of pristine southern mountain forest, Caesars Head State Park gives visitors the opportunity to see all the colors of fall with great views of three different states.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters and hope that you will go out and enjoy everything nature has to offer this Fall!