Fall Foliage Report – October 6, 2022

October 6, 2022

Fall Foliage Report – October 6, 2022

October 6 map Near peak out west just changing up to the eastern shore

“The solar after the rain is rather more stunning than the solar earlier than the rain.”

Invoice Watterson

Final week we talked about one of many largest impacts on fall foliage – climate. Ian introduced quite a lot of wind and rain to our area, leading to a moist forest ground and cooler temperatures, and fortunately not quite a lot of leaf drop because of the early fall timing of the storm. And whereas the paths in our parks could also be muddy, of us, weekends like this are made for the autumn. 

The bushes in Western Maryland are revealing fall’s most interesting array of coloration with good oranges, yellows and reds portray the skyline. Jap Maryland continues to be experiencing quite a lot of inexperienced, however small pops of coloration can nonetheless be seen. 

Should you’re planning to immerse your self in all issues fall this weekend, don’t neglect to snap your photographs and ship them our manner!

And to maintain the very best of fall coming all season lengthy, signal as much as obtain our Fall Foliage Report on to your inbox. 

Western Maryland

For the reason that begin of fall we now have had largely cool climate with a mixture of wet and sunny days. That is superb fall foliage climate, and it’s giving us a spectacular show thus far. The sugar and pink maples are the celebrities of the present now, with the oaks and hickories eagerly ready backstage for his or her debut. We anticipate a lot of Garrett County to see peak foliage round October 15, and starting now via the subsequent two weeks would be the greatest time to take pleasure in fall foliage within the far western a part of the state!
Melissa Nash, Forester, Garrett Undertaking Supervisor

bright reds mix with green leaves

Bittinger space of Garrett County – Photograph: Melissa Nash

reds and yellows dot a rural road

Bittinger space of Garrett County – Photograph: Melissa Nash

Yellow leaves with oranges mixing in

Bittinger space of Garrett County – Photograph: Melissa Nash

Fall foliage has come to Allegany County, and the additional west you go the higher the present, with the city of LaVale being the dividing line.  East of LaVale peak coloration is but to return, however west of LaVale is in full fall coloration. Guests to Rocky Hole State Park will discover considered one of Maryland’s most opulent fall views overlooking a mile-long gorge on the finish of a brief hike on Canyon Overlook Path. If sitting again and having fun with the present is extra your type, hop aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for a soothing tour of western Maryland’s fall panorama.
Dan Hedderick, Maryland Forest Service

trees turning on the mountainside in western Maryland

Clairsville, Allegany County – Photograph Dan Hedderick

steam train making its way through the mountains

The Western Maryland steam engine in LaVale, Allegany County – Photograph Dan Hedderick

yellows and oranges with a bright blue sky

Clairsville, Allegany County – Photograph Dan Hedderick

The temperature and rain each fell this week at Fort Frederick State Park, and hints of crimson and gold are beginning to dot the panorama across the stone fort. Whereas taking within the fall foliage on the 585-acre park, take pleasure in a historical past lesson alongside considered one of our self-guided excursions. 
Bob Research, State Park Ranger Supervisor, Maryland Park Service, Fort Frederick State Park Complicated

Fort wall with green trees some yellow starting to show

Fort Frederick State Park, Washington County – Photograph: Bob Research

yellows starting to pop through by the water

Fort Frederick State Park, Washington County – Photograph: Bob Research

Fall colours are rapidly taking middle stage in Garrett County, with illuminating yellows and oranges outshining their inexperienced forest neighbors. Come and witness among the best fall foliage shows in Maryland by reserving a campsite or cabin at New Germany State Park by calling 1-888-432-2267.
Julia Musselwhite, State Park Ranger Supervisor, New Germany State Park & Dan’s Mountain State Park 

reds yellows and oranges at the entrance to New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park, Garrett County – Photograph: Rob Bogart

reds yellows and greens by New Germany Lake

New Germany Lake, Garrett County – Photograph: Rob Bogart

Oranges and reds by the park office

New Germany State Park, Garrett County – Photograph: Rob Bogart

Casselman River Bridge with tress turning red and yellow behind it

Casselman River Bridge in Grantsville, Garrett County
Photograph: Rob Bogart

 Pond with yellow leafed trees behind it a bench in the foreground

Dan’s Mountain State Park in Lonaconing, Allegany County – Photograph: Julia Musselwhite

Southern Maryland

The leaves are simply beginning to change at Cedarville State Forest, boasting over 50 species of bushes in an actively managed 3,510-acre forest. Plan your journey just a few weeks from now when the autumn colours will probably be at their peak. Hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians can take pleasure in over 19 miles of forest-lined trails.
Cierra Maszkiewicz, State Park Ranger, Cedarville State Forest and Rosaryville State Park

yellows and greens dot the lakeside

Cedarville State Forest, Prince George’s County
Photograph: Cierra Maszkiewicz

yellows and greens line the road to Cedarville State Park

Cedarville State Forest, Prince George’s County
Photograph: Cierra Maszkiewicz

yellow leaves reflecting off the pond

Cedarville State Forest, Prince George’s County
Photograph: Cierra Maszkiewicz

Northern/Central Maryland

We’re nonetheless seeing plenty of inexperienced at Honest Hill Pure Assets Administration Space in Cecil County. With the rain behind us and dryer, cooler temperatures forward, daring fall colours will quickly grace our panorama. 
Ranger Diana Marsteller – Coaching Division, Maryland Park Service

Photograph Submissions for the Week

We’d wish to thank the entire of us that proceed to ship in photographs of fall scenes from throughout the state. By way of your experiences and photographs we obtain first-hand accounts of our fall transition in Maryland. Please ship us your fall foliage photographs, together with the names of any tree species you notice, utilizing our simple on-line type!

bright red leaves

Waynesboro, Photograph: Bob F.

Deep reds along the Bohemia River

Bohemia River State Park, Photograph: ShinAe G.

Fall Recreation Highlight

October 7 and eight: Fall Fest at Catoctin Furnace
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Catoctin Furnace Village, 12610 Catoctin Furnace Highway, Thurmont, MD 21788

Come be part of us across the heat copper kettle and stir the apple butter, find out about conventional blacksmithing, and revel in a museum tour at this family-friendly, FREE occasion. Go to www.catoctinfurnace.org for extra data. 




Watch the sky

The Draconids meteor bathe, considered one of two meteor showers in October, happens October 8-9, however the timing is just not superb as they’ll be peaking in the course of the full Hunter’s Moon. Search for this meteor bathe throughout twilight, simply after the solar units however earlier than dusk, angling your self away from the intense Moon. Within the early morning on October 8 chances are you’ll spot Mercury if you happen to look east simply above the horizon.

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