Finding Fall and Foliage Fun

fall trees

Red. Orange. Yellow.

With dashes of green and brown.

That’s the canvas of our landscape these next few weeks as fall settles in. And what better way welcome fall in than with a comprehensive list of events from our Park Authority!

View campfires, wagon rides, barn concerts, harvest days and more!

View Fall Park Events


Find Foliage

This map from the Virginia Department of Forestry show when peak foliage will be throughout the state. Fairfax County is usually in mid-October.

Timeframe for peak foliage colors in Virginia.

We normally see peak foliage color in mid-October.


We have almost 3 million trees in our county and our most common species are red maple, American beech and the tulip tree. As of late September, the highest mountain forests have begun to show color and in our area, early harbingers of fall are black gum and yellow-poplar, which have started to show red or yellow leaves.

View State Fall Foliage Report

And as you admire foliage, take time to take care of your lawns now if you have one — fall is the best time!


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