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Deep Creek Lake Fall Foliage

Amazing fall colors scatter all over Deep Creek Lake; come and see for yourself!


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Imagine welcoming a new day while enjoying fog rising off the lake. The temperature is cool, and the surroundings feature a vivid palette of yellow, red, and orange colors. It’s all about Deep Creek Lake, which has been consistently ranked as the #1 spot to view fall foliage in Maryland. The peak leaf-peeping season is in October, but the trees start changing color in mid-September.

If you wonder where to go, check out the Thayerville Fire Tower in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Hike to its top to enjoy a dramatic view of Deep Creek Lake fall foliage or take any trail at any of the seven state parks nearby. Maryland’s tallest point at Hoye-Crest also offers eye-catching views of the fall colors.

If you are looking for a chance to shake your body, we recommend you pay attention to the annual Autumn Glory Festival, dedicated to celebrating the beauty of fall. In addition to plenty of entertainment, this family-friendly festival in Oakland features a Fall Foliage Driving Tour, which highlights some of the area’s most stunning fall color spots. By the way, it’s ranked as the #1 fall festival in America by MSN.

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