This 2-Hour Drive Through Delaware Is The Best Way To See This Year's Fall Colors
The temperature are dropping, the leaves are changing, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. That can only mean one thing – Fall is FINALLY here! With the middle of October being the peak time for leaf peeping in the First State, it’s a great excuse to plan a quick day trip around Delaware to see the best fall foliage around.
It's the perfect time of year for a quick Delaware Fall Foliage Road Trip!
Start off in Brandywine Creek State Park.
Brandywine Creek State Park is Wilmington's crown jewel. This gorgeous park follows the creek, shows off a mysterious tulip tree forest, sprawling meadow, and unique stone walls. It's the perfect place to catch the fall foliage in the early morning hours.
Address: Brandywine Creek State Park, 41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Next, head over to the historic Hagley Museum.
The first DuPont mill in America is still a gorgeous site to tour! It's now a museum, and you can tour the grounds and walk along the old mill race. In the fall, the colors are a sharp contrast against the darker stone industrial buildings.
Address: Hagley Museum, 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Your third stop will be the scenic White Clay Creek State Park.
Grab lunch on Main Street in Newark before heading out on a hike in White Clay Creek. Take the Boundary Line trail to discover the Post Mark'd West, where Jeremiah Dixon and Charles Mason began their historic survey.
White Clay Creek State Park Nature Center, 1475 Creek Rd, Newark, DE 19711
Travel down to Lums Pond State Park for your next leaf peeping location.
Lums Pond is an autumn wonderland, with hayrides and hikes and fun for the whole family. This park is always so packed that you might not realize just how haunted the Swamp Trail is.
Read more about the ghost of Lums Pond here
Address: Lums Pond State Park, 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
Blackbird State Forest is the place to go for a serene foliage stroll.
Quiet Blackbird State Forest is one of Delaware's most remote forests. Go for a hike here and take in the natural beauty of fall in the First State.
Address: Blackbird State Forest, Delaware 19977
Your final stop on this Delaware Fall Foliage Day Trip is Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
In the afternoon, the golden sunlight illuminates the beautiful colors of Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge. Keep an eye out for the resident foxes.
Address: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 2501-2599 Refuge Entrance Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977
Where do you love to go to see fall foliage in Delaware? Share your best leaf peeping shots in our
Delaware Nature Lovers Facebook group!
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