Maryland Fall Foliage Report

Per the Department of Natural Resources:

Welcome to the Fall Foliage & Festival report for the weekend of October 8 and 9, brought to you by the Maryland Office of Tourism and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Well, the fall foliage is getting quite colorful in Garrett County and we’re getting word from Deep Creek Lake State Park that there is an abundance of gorgeous color to be had!  The region is basking in the glow of Indian summer and if you’re planning to head west this weekend, you should meet with fantastic viewing conditions. In neighboring Allegany County, the leaves are still about a week-and-a-half from peak, with Washington and western Frederick counties expected to follow closely behind.

Reports from Green Ridge State Forest? in Allegany indicate current conditions there are simply glorious; the maples and dogwoods have turned vibrant red, the hickories a golden yellow, and the black gums, an orangish-red… Virginia creeper winding itself around the hickories is showing up a blazing scarlet, and the oaks are just now starting to change.

The weekend forecast shows showers Saturday giving way to sunshine on Sunday, with daytime highs near 60°F and overnight temperatures falling to around 40°F.

So pack a couple sweaters, a rain jacket and an umbrella and you’ll be all set for a weekend of sight-seeing!

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