Leaves Turning Brilliant Colors In Maryland-Fall Foliage Has Begun!

In Western Maryland the leaves have already begun to turn brilliant colors of orange, red and yellow.  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says the tree’s colorful leaf show is still a couple weeks away for the eastern part of the state.


Some of the best places to go leaf peeping now are at Rocky Gap State Park and Green Ridge State Forest, both in Allegany County,

Some portions of eastern West Virginia have now reached peak color. A perfect time to go hiking through Harpers Ferry and across the Potomac River, up the mountain to Maryland Heights

Locally, the Catoctin Mountains will soon be in full autumn glory with spectacular color. You can also go hiking in the C & O National Historic Park along the Potomac River and the Patapsco Valley State Park to catch the fall foliage.

In Frederick County, you’ll find one of the most unique excursions in the state, the Walkersville Southern Railroad.  This train will take you through historic Monocacy Valley, past scenic farms, and over bridges while you are surrounded by autumn foliage.

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Allegany County takes you on a 2 1/2 hour ride leaving from Cumberland. The Railroad will take you on a journey through the rolling mountains so you can enjoy the gorgeous foliage.

The Shenandoah National Park along the Skyline Drive in Virginia reports there is still a lot of green on the trees but park officials say the leaves will be changing colors soon.

-Dianah Gibson