Say Hello to Autumn, 1305 Dock Street Residents!

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Say Hello to Autumn, 1305 Dock Street Residents!

September 21, 2021

What is the first thing you notice about the coming of autumn? The leaves changing color into warm shades, the cool evening breeze or the apples starting to taste better and better?

You might have had one or two of these tip-offs by now because this year’s summer full of sweat and crazy memories is finally coming to an end. Wednesday, September 22, marks the first day of Fall in the northern hemisphere with the autumnal equinox. 

The autumnal equinox is when the sun crosses the equator from north to south, and on that day, the hours of day and night are roughly the same. 

With this changing of the seasons, the sun is going to rise later and nightfall is going to come sooner, so prepare yourself for more hours being cozy under a blanket. 

Here in Maryland, we are lucky enough to experience a true fall where the leaves change color and the best season of the year can be appreciated in all its glory. 

Best Vantage Points in Maryland for Viewing the Fall Foliage

Sugarloaf Mountain

Take a day trip out to Sugarloaf Mountain for a relaxing and scenic hike. After about an hour’s drive from your home, you’ll reach the mountain and see a wide variety of oak trees, wildflowers, birds, tailed deer, and other mammals. Reach the rugged cliffs at the top of the mountain for the best place to view the scenery and to take your mid-hike snack break. 

Oregon Ridge

Head up to Oregon Ridge for the best the season has to offer. In just 20 minutes from Baltimore, you’ll find yourself at the Oregon Ridge Nature Center where you can explore exhibits explaining the history, nature, and wildlife of this site. Then, embark on a hike on one of their trail loops!

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

The C & O Canal extends 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, and winds along the edge of the Potomac River. The closest starting point to the canal is only about an hour away from Baltimore, so grab your bike or your walking shoes for a long day along one of the most scenic routes in the state. 

Seneca Creek State Park

Take a fifty-minute drive over to Seneca Creek State Park for a day surrounded by forests and fields. Along with opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and biking, this site is the perfect place to settle down for a picnic along the 90-acre Clopper Lake with all your favorite fall-themed treats.

Gunpowder Falls State Park

Last but not least, head 30 minutes north to Gunpowder Falls State Park for a picture-perfect fall day. With the sound of running water in the background, you’ll find your inner and outer peace at this gorgeous setting. Take it easy by enjoying the overnight accommodations offered by Hereford’s Mill Pond Cottage, or have an active day full of hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and more!

Capture the Beauty

If you happen to take advantage of one of these scenic vantage points, be sure to take a moment to capture the beauty and share it with the world. If you do, tag us @1305dockstreet on Instagram!

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