Although the leaves have not yet changed in Northern Virginia, it’s still gloriously green, they will change within the next couple of weeks. In my far northern part of Virginia, the leaves are usually at peak color around Halloween. So where to go to look at leaves during this glorious time of year in Virginia? Once again Onlyinyourstate.com has found nine places they consider to be among the best in the Commonwealth for viewing fall foliage.
In Northern Virginia, Fairfax County, is Lake Accotink in Springfield. It is a 493 acre park is filled with beautiful hiking trails. Or you can rent a boat and enjoy the views from the lake.
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile marker 176.2 is Mabry Mill, the most photographed site on the Parkway. (Photo by Matthew Paulson on Flickr)
At any time of the year, you can’t miss with a drive on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, but most particularly in the fall. From TripAdvisor.com:
We love Smith Mountain Lake in the summer but it’s also gorgeous in the fall.
A short drive from Richmond, in Chesterfield, is Pocahontas State Park with 64 miles of trails plus cabins, camping and areas for picnicking.
While not technically in Virginia, Harpers Ferry, where 3 states converge, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, offers a step back in time and spectacular views.
If you want to visit a historic town in Virginia, surrounded by beautiful views, and home to two universities, head over to Lexington Virginia.
Lynn Mitchell, at BearingDrift.com, has some beautiful photographs of Virginia in the fall. She is updating them daily. Her photos are not to be missed.