It’s almost here! Fall is approaching fast, and depending on where you’re at in the state, you may have already noticed the leaves are starting to change colors. Whether you’re looking for family fun entertainment or just to see beautiful fall foliage, here are 11 places in Washington that you’ve got to visit this season:
1. Heather - Maple Pass Loop
The colors of the trees along this trail in the North Cascades area are absolutely gorgeous during the fall! The photogenic path goes on for about 7.2 miles roundtrip.
2. Your local pumpkin patch or corn maze
Washington beer lovers can taste premium brews at the event going on in Fremont (Seattle) from September 18-20, as well as at the famous celebration in Leavenworth in October. You may also want to check out the
festival in Bellingham, which will be featuring local beer and wine, live music, and even a car show next Saturday on September 19!
4. Do the Puyallup!
The Washington State Fair never gets old! The excitement has just begun this year and will run from September 11-27.
5. Cowiche Canyon, near Yakima
This canyon in Central Washington makes for another scenic hike where you can view lovely red and yellow fall hues.
6. Have a sweet time apple picking
It is our state's fruit, after all...and we have some fresh picks straight off the tree! There are several orchards and farms you can visit in Washington, like the
Apple Creek Orchard
in Ferndale or
Jones Creek Farms
7. Explore the Japanese Garden in Seattle
There are a variety of stunning fall colors you'll want to photograph at this 3.5 acre Japanese garden in the Madison Park neighborhood!
8. Enjoy a stay at a
bed and breakfast!
There's no better time than now to start planning a cozy getaway. You could also stay at these unforgettable
9. Try a new seasonal dessert from your local bakery
10. Go wine tasting in Walla Walla
A trip out to wine country is enjoyable any time of year, but trying the new selections while you sit back and admire the autumn scenery at the vineyard is unbeatable.
11. Blue Lake, North Cascades
This trail is located near Washington Pass on North Cascades Highway 20 and only has an elevation gain of 1050 feet, so this hike's doable for almost everyone! It may be icy in October, so be prepared for all conditions - but being able to catch a glimpse of the golden trees is worth the visit!
There are so many more places to see in our state this season! Where are you headed to this fall?