The chilly fall mornings this week have been getting us excited for fall color to begin to arrive on Delmarva. Though people tend to think of leaf peeping in Western Maryland and other northern states, Delmarva still experiences some beautiful fall color.
When looking for fall color, try heading to spots with maple, baldcypress, sweetgum and smokebush. Here are a few places that we’re headed when the leaves turn and we start leaf peeping on Delmarva.
Trap Pond State Park – Laurel, DE
Trap Pond is gorgeous in the fall with baldcypress trees turning a gorgeous shade of orange. The pond reflects all the beautiful colors, especially when you visit on a day without much wind. One of our favorite ways to enjoy this park is by bike. If you have your own kayak, that would also be a beautiful option on a warm fall day.
Cypress Park Nature Trail – Pocomoke City, MD
This incredible trail takes you through the forest, along the water’s edge and over an adorable bridge, from Cypress Park to Winter Quarters. This trail is never busy, and the fall foliage along it is beautiful. We often see brilliant reds when traveling here in the fall.
Leonards Mill Park – Delmar, MD
Though this park is small, during the fall it produces a beautiful show. The parking area near the Welcome Center is lined with bright red smokebush, and the trees near the small footbridge just beyond the playground always have great color. This is the perfect place to enjoy a playground in the fall.
Downtown Chestertown – Chestertown, MD
Downtown Chestertown feels perfect in the fall. Crunchy leaves line the brick walkways from shop to shop and a warm drink or bowl of soup is never too far away. Don’t forget to take the short walk to the riverfront!
Alapocas Run State Park – Wilmington, DE
If you’re headed north, Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington is an amazing place for fall foliage. We love the small water cascade area, but beautiful fall colors can be seen all along the paths of this trail.
Manokin River Park – Princess Anne, MD
This park is so underutilized,and in the fall it turns golden. Park in the lot off of Somerset Avenue and head towards Princess Anne’s charming police station. The park continues behind the police station and stretches to Route 13. The area of the park behind the police station to Route 13 is our favorite. This is a beautiful place for a fall walk.
Janes Island State Park – Crisfield, MD
If you happen to be in Crisfield this fall, head to Janes Island State Park. Take a right down Canal Drive and you’ll find a trail full of gold and orange fall color. You can also take a walk up the observation tower to see the marshes turned from green to golden.
Where are you leaf peeping on Delmarva this year?