The rolling hills of Delaware’s chateau country are well known for their scenery, but we think fall in all of Delaware is the most beautiful time of year. Take this gorgeous Fall Foliage in Delaware road trip by following the directions below to see the First State’s best fall scenery and some of the most stunning places in Delaware.
Follow our guide to the best fall foliage in Delaware.
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Start in beautiful Trap Pond State Park
The par is located in Laurel, DE and features some beautiful trees that are changing color right now surrounding the lake.
Walk the Loblolly Trail to get a great view from all sides of the pond.
Head north to Killens Pond for more waterviews and stunning trees.
Killens Pond's trails take you around the gorgeous lake and show off some of the most amazing fall foliage in Delaware.
You can see the trees beginning to turn in this mesmerizing aerial view.
Head from Killens Pond up to Dover
You can order take out from many of the great lunch spots and settle down for a picnic on the green.
The golden and red trees on the green in Dover certainly fit with the brick buildings that will surround you.
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is next!
Fall is a great time to stop by Bombay Hook and watch birds against the backdrop of bright red, orange and yellow trees.
The meadows and marshes share the many colors of fall with the trees.
This Panorama shows why Lums Pond should be your next stop.
Rent a kayak and paddle through the pond, enjoying the view from the middle of the lake.
Even if you want to stay on the ground, look all around you - the colors of fall foliage in Delaware are vibrant!
White Clay Creek State Park takes you up into Delaware's Chateau Country
The hills of White Clay Creek State Park make the perfect fall foliage spotting trip.
You can see out across the old farms and meadows, to really get a great view of the fall foliage in Delaware
From White Clay Creek, head over to the Mount Cuba Center.
Fall Foliage at Mount Cuba includes more than trees - seasonal plants and wildflowers really complete the picture.
This is one of the best places to observe fall foliage in Delaware, because you really get to see stages of change throughout the grounds.
Finally, head to Wintherthur. It will take your breath away in the Fall.
Winterthur is always stunning, but the fall colors really make this place worth stopping by on your fall foliage road trip.
You can really take your time here if you'd like, stroll the grounds, rest under the large trees as leaves change and fall at your feet.
So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and see some of the most beautiful places in Delaware during this stunning time of year. Hurry up, the leaves are starting to change now, and it won’t last long!