Parks’ Picks

It feels like fall. But, where can you see the season? In this week’s Parks’ Picks, we take a look around the parks for signs of autumn.

Maydale Conservation Park

In the eastern part of Montgomery County, there are hints of fall. Dabs of yellow are beginning to show on trees around the pond at Maydale Conservation Park.

Pond with leaves surrounded by trees.

Sligo Creek Stream Valley Park

Crunch your way along Sligo Creek Trail. The paved path is covered in brown and yellow leaves which collect and disperse with the wind. The canopy is punctuated with hints of yellow and orange.

Trail covered in leaves.

Agricultural History Farm Park

You can find fall changes beyond foliage at Agricultural History Farm Park. The fields are golden brown and ready for harvest. Dahlias are in bloom next door in the Montgomery County Master Naturalists’ gardens. And, there are glints of red on maple trees.

Golden brown field under blue sky with clouds.    Red leaf on the grass.

Rock Creek Regional Park

Lake Bernard Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park is a beautiful spot for quiet and solitude right now. Pack in a chair or find a log and take in the crisp air and seasonal scenery. Yellow leaves are saturated at sunset.

Trees with colored leaves in the sunset surrounding a lake.

Cabin John Regional Park

Look high and low on the trails near Locust Grove Nature Center at Cabin John Regional Park for autumn color.

Colored leaves on trees under blue skies.

You can follow fall changes across Maryland with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fall Foliage Report. And, the Washington Post reports we are only days away from more vibrant colors.

Montgomery Parks…it’s all here!

 

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Last Updated: October 21, 2021