Fall is in the air. The leaves are just starting to change color around Baltimore, and in another week or two, they'll be in their full, colorful glory. If you're looking for a fun way to relax on the weekend, consider taking a drive to admire the fall foliage. Our real estate agents recommend visiting one or more of these top spots.
- Druid Hill Park: 900 Druid Park Lake Dr., Baltimore, MD 21217
Druid Hill Park is one of the oldest parks in the United States. Spanning approximately 745 acres, it has many tree-lined paths and pretty groves where you can admire the leaves changing colors. You can sit on the banks of the Druid Hill Reservoir and enjoy a picnic or toss a few discs around the disc golf course.
Druid Hill Park also has a few playgrounds that appeal to kids. There's also a Zen Garden, ball fields, and tennis courts. If the weather is nice, you could easily spend all day at this park just playing and admiring the trees.
- Patterson Park: 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217
If you love red maple trees, then Patterson Park is a great place to visit. This large, grassy park is surrounded by red maples and oaks, which turn lovely shades of orange in the fall.
Patterson Park is split into two areas. The western side has some lovely walking paths and open lawns, and the east side offers recreational elements like tennis courts, basketball courts, and a softball field.
- Baltimore's Inner Harbor: 401 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21217
Another fun place to admire color-changing trees is along Baltimore's Inner Harbor. You can start at the Baltimore Visitor Center at 401 Light Street and then walk from Canton to Locust Point. The trees planted along the waterfront are a beautiful backdrop against the blue water.
There are also plenty of museums to visit along the waterfront if you want to make a day of it. Stop by the Maryland Science Center or Port Discovery Children's Museum. You'll also walk by the U.S.S. Constellation, a historic warship built in the 1850s.
- Ocean Ridge Park and Lodge: 13401 Beaver Dam Rd., Cockeysville, MD 21030
If you're looking at Cockeysville homes for sale, stop by Ocean Ridge Park and Lodge for some leaf peeping. This outdoor park has several grassy areas nestled within dense woods. You can sit at a wooden table and enjoy a picnic or take a walk around the property.
Ocean Ridge Park and Lodge has a pavilion to rent out, so if you're looking for a place to host a fall party, this would be a good choice.
- Cylburn Arboretum: 4915 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209
Clyburn Arboretum is a lovely place to stop after looking at Baltimore homes for sale. The arboretum is a collection of gardens, many of which feature trees. The trees are labeled, so you can easily identify and learn about them. The paths leading through the arboretum are paved for easy walking.
There are no fees to enter the Clyburn Arboretum. You're welcome to bring your own snacks to enjoy and chairs to sit in if desired. Dogs are allowed if kept on a leash.
Trees are so beautiful when they change color in the fall, so why not enjoy them? We hope you have a lovely time when leaf peeping at the above destinations. Contact us to look at area homes for sale.