Your Guide to the Best Maryland Fall Foliage

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During the autumn months, the Maryland Eastern Shore comes alive with colors of rust, auburn, and gold. It’s truly a magical time of year. If you want to know where to view Maryland fall foliage, we’ve outlined the top spots for you. 

If you’re curious as to what other activities you can enjoy during your trip to the Chesapeake Bay area, refer to our complimentary Vacation Guide. It has insider information on the best restaurants, attractions, and events in the area. 

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Where to See the Best Maryland Fall Foliage

Check out our list of the four best places to see fall foliage in Maryland

1. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Only a 9-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

The Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge was established to protect migratory birds, threatened and endangered species, and other native species of the Maryland Eastern Shore. This expansive refuge covers approximately 2,286 acres and offers wonderful wildlife viewing and leaf-peeping. Spend the day here by exploring one of the seven walking trails and take in the serene views of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay. Don’t forget to bring your fishing rod! 

2. Tuckahoe State Park

Only a 50-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

Tuckahoe State Park is the ultimate location to bask in the glory of autumn foliage. This park has 20 miles of scenic trails that you can enjoy via foot, bike, or horseback. Tuckahoe also provides canoe and kayak rentals so that you can gaze at the yellow, orange, and red trees from the park’s 60-acre lake. For an extra special day, pack a picnic and enjoy a meal at one of the shaded pavilions or picnic tables. Charcoal grills are also available for cookouts.  

3. Elk Neck State Park

Only a 90-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

Elk Neck State Park resides in Cecil County on a peninsula, formed by the Chesapeake Bay on the west and the Elk River on the east. When you visit this park during peak foliage season, you’ll be in awe of the changing leaves, vast marshlands, white clay cliffs, and sandy shorelines. Enjoy a plethora of activities at Elk Neck, such as fishing, picnicking, biking, and hiking. If you’re looking for an easy, breezy walking trail that ends with a gorgeous view, take a stroll along the path that leads to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. 

4. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Only an hour and 40-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. An unbelievable amount of plant and animal species reside in the forest, marsh, and shallow waters of the refuge. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is so expansive that it contains one-third of Maryland’s tidal wetlands. Wow! The Wildlife Drive in the park is a gorgeous, relaxing way to view the fall colors and wildlife along the Blackwater River. 

Stay in the Heart of Chesapeake County at Inn at Huntingfield Creek

When you’re traveling and scouting out Maryland fall foliage, stay at Inn at Huntingfield Creek. Our elegant bed and breakfast is in the quaint village of Rock Hall. The inn sits on 70 acres of beautifully-kept land that comes alive during autumn. It’s a superb place to go bird watching and bike riding. living room in island cottage

Experience the ultimate comfort and relaxation in our Island Cottage. This cottage features a stone shower, large whirlpool tub, king-sized bedroom, spacious living room, and furnished bistro kitchen. You’ll have everything you need to feel at home. The two-sided fireplace is ideal for getting cozy on an autumn evening. Or, sit outside on your deck patio and breathe in the crisp, fall air. It’s time to start planning your getaway to the Maryland Eastern Shore. Check our availability and get started today. We can’t wait to host you! 

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