Best Places To See Fall Foliage In Maryland Guide

Peak leaf peepin’ tends to be mid-October in Western Maryland and then spreads East across the state. So, don’t despair if you miss peak bloom at Deep Creek.

There are loads of great places in Eastern Maryland and the Eastern Shore that won’t reach peak bloom until the first week of November!

Make your plans to take full advantage of the beauty. Here are our picks for the best places to see fall foliage in Maryland!

Another great fall foliage activity in the Deep Creek Lake area is at Wisp Mountain Resort. Take the chair lift ride and enjoy the spectacular views!

Deep Creek Lake

The Jerusalem Mill Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park is another great location for fall foliage. The historic buildings are a gorgeous backdrop to the foliage.

Gunpowder Falls State Park

This area spans both Washington and Frederick Counties. In Washington County check out Pen Mar Park. The colors are stunning!

The Thurmont Area Of Maryland

It is incredibly beautiful and offers quite a few easy hikes for kids. You can go for a short 1 hour hike, bring a picnic and hang out by the water, or even rent a kayak!

Loch Raven Reservoir

We love visiting the Grist Mill Trail in the Avalon/Orange Grove area because the reflection of the leaves in the river is just super pretty.

Patapsco Valley State Park