The Absolute Best Places To See Fall Foliage In Maryland

Maryland may be best known for the Eastern Shore and delicious crabs, but don’t miss the chance to see Maryland shine at peak fall foliage time!

From the C&O Canal to Seneca State Park, Maryland has attractive places to take in the fall viewing of leaves changing colors.

Maryland’s color changes tend to peak in mid- to late-October, so make your plans to take full advantage of the beauty. Here are our picks for the best places to see fall foliage in Maryland!

C&O Canal 

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park serves as a reminder of times past while providing visitors an area to enjoy nature and history.

Situated among the mountains in western Maryland, Deep Creek Lake is a four-season lake, and provides majestic views of the autumn colors.

Deep Creek Lake/Swallow Falls State Park

Sugarloaf Mountain

The 1,282-feet mountain offers nature enthusiasts an opportunity to hike unique areas and marvel at the beauty of the landscape, knowing it’s a special geologic gift to the world.


Home to the US Naval Academy, a walking tour in the crisp air and changing leaves create a memorable experience.


If you prefer a nice drive in the country, hop in the auto and head along one of the scenic byways to take in the sights and sounds of fall.