The start of fall is one of our favorite times of the year along the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There’s nothing better than spending a crisp autumn day reveling in the fall foliage in Maryland. Check out our top recommendations for leaf peepers in the area! For more suggestions on ways to enjoy the season, access your free copy of our Travel Guide today. It’s the only resource you need to plan the perfect trip!
The 4 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Maryland
1. Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge
The Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge offers excellent opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Hike the park’s easy trails, observe birds in their natural habitat, and take in the gorgeous fall colors. We highly recommend taking in the beautiful views of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay from one of the refuge’s two boardwalks.
2. Chester River
Another fantastic way to enjoy the fall foliage is from the water! When you’re out on the river, you can see the fiery colors on the trees above, as well as in their reflections, giving you double the view. Take advantage of Brampton Inn’s Kayaks & Picnic Package and enjoy a self-guided tour and picnic lunch along the river’s banks. There’s no better way to revel in the sights of the season!
3. Tuckahoe State Park
Tuckahoe State Park, just a 35-minute drive from Brampton Inn, features picturesque paths for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Enjoy a picnic by the park’s 60-acre lake or get on the water in a boat or canoe. No matter how you enjoy a day here, be sure to snap a few photos of the vibrant fall colors.
4. Embark on a Scenic Drive
Some of the state’s best-kept secrets are the Maryland Scenic Byways. The Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway traverses 419 miles along Eastern Maryland’s coastal country roads. The route goes through Chestertown, MD, and features spectacular scenery. Another nearby scenic drive is the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Named after the heroic Civil War leader, this journey combines history with unbeatable foliage viewing. Take your breakfast and freshly brewed coffee to go and hit the open road!
When to See the Fall Colors
According to the Smoky Mountains U.S. Fall Foliage Map, you should celebrate peak foliage season in mid- to late October. In early to mid-October, the leaves start to turn yellow, and by the end of the month, the trees are covered in orange and red.
Check the Fall Foliage and Festival Report from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for more up-to-date information.
Plan Your Fall Getaway to Brampton Inn
There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent admiring the autumn foliage from the Brampton Inn’s front porch. The sugar maples outside of our front door will put on a show of the season just for you.
Whether you’re in town to see the fall foliage in Maryland, to enjoy a romantic getaway, or to indulge in a waterfront meal, there’s something for everyone to love here. No matter what time of year you visit, our sophisticated accommodations are the perfect home away from home. Our Red Room is a spacious, third-floor room with gorgeous views, a separate sitting area, and a jetted spa shower. Experience the peaceful retreat of a lifetime here!