Starting Friday, the Washington area will begin to enjoy the most beautiful fall views of the year, according to the fall foliage prediction map on SmokyMountains.com.
The fall foliage peak period around the region will last approximately 15 days, from October 7-21. During the period, residents can expect to see the incredible gold, orange, and red colors.
So if you are fall hikes seasoned by vibrant leaf colors, now may be the best time to plan your visit to national parks or trails in or near the District.
If you don’t want to drive too far away, some tourism sites around the District like Hillwood Estate, National Cathedral, US National Arboretum, and Oak Hill Cemetery can be good options too.
After the peak period, the leaves will fall to the ground more quickly. Therefore, the next two weeks might be the best time to indulge your eye for autumn.