Coming Soon to a Trail Near You.

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

My favorite color is fall. I just love everything about the season, the fragrances, the sweater weather, and my favorite trails painted in all shades of yellow, orange and reds, glowing in the autumn sun. 

Leaf peeping is probably my top fall activity, making apple and pumpkin picking a close second. I hike year round but fall is definitely the best time to hit the trails. And there's no shortage of the latter in Maryland! 

The best time for leaf peeping in Maryland is about to come to a trail near you! Check out Fall Foliage Report from the MD Department of Natural Resources, and plan a hiking trip within the next couple of weeks or so. If you are not sure where to go, download the All Trails App with tons of options for all levels of experience. Or give me a call, I'd be happy to share my favorites with you.

Fall Foliage Report Maryland

A couple of things you should be aware of. Peak leaf peeping season in Maryland also means:

1. It's still deer tick season. It's super nice to go on a hike and to not have to bathe in bug spray beforehand! We tend to take this precaution less seriously when the bugs are less pesky. But the deer ticks are still out there en mass searching for a host to feast on.  

2. It's black bear season. You probably won't encounter a black bear in your local neighborhood park, but there have been sightings in Patapsco Valley State Park. If you are heading to the Appalachian, to Black Rock or Annapolis Rock, then definitely be mindful that they are most active in the fall. It's when they fatten up before going into hibernation.  

Coming very soon to a trail near you. Leaf peeping in Maryland. 

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16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, Maryland, who has excelled at assisting buyers and sellers locally and globally since 2004. She always answers the phone with a smile, is fluent in Real Estate & German, pro preservation, and passion & coffee fueled. 

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Comments (15)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea the Fall is also a favorite season of my, but the one that follows is at the end of the list.  😋

Oct 17, 2021 04:56 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I'm with you on that George Souto, I wouldn't mind at all for fall to last until spring! 

Oct 17, 2021 05:21 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Andrea- excellent advice!!!! We don't have to worry about black bears here (I think??!!) but I'll be glad when the weather is colder and the snakes go into hiding! LOL

Oct 17, 2021 07:14 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Fall is definitely the best time for hiking here and when I am able to get out there I am amazed at how close I am to some beautiful places that I don't get to see every day.

Oct 18, 2021 04:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We went on two long hikes this weekend, so I think I'm done for now! But I agree - Fall is a fantastic time for a walk.

Oct 18, 2021 05:13 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love fall, and I say that about every season.  And we are looking forward to our walk on the beach later today.  A

Oct 18, 2021 07:08 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

A few years ago, my girls and I went hiking at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland and saw a rattlesnake. She (?) made her presence known when a pooch (not ours) came very close. We had to wait for quite a while to get away, on one side was the snake, on the other a huge drop-off. I sincerely hope that this will remain the one and only meet-up with a rattlesnake in my lifetime Kathy Streib!  

Oct 18, 2021 07:21 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I have so many trails just minutes from my house Brian England. I make time to hit a trail at least once a week having found that it's the one thing that truly recharges my batteries and jumpstarts creativity. 

Oct 18, 2021 07:23 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I see a lot more hiking in your future Kat Palmiotti 😃 How's the fall foliage in Montana? 

Oct 18, 2021 07:25 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Beautiful! I plan to do a few Fall posts soon....

Oct 18, 2021 02:15 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel! I, too, get excited about spring and summer. Winter, on the other hand, not so much. While I appreciate the first real snow, I'm good after that and always want to fast forward to March!

Oct 18, 2021 07:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I like the beauty of the season but once it's colors are done, the raking is not a favorite outside activity for me.

Oct 18, 2021 08:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - it's easy to see why Fall is a favorite color for many --- as its palette offers such variety.   And they can often change in what seems to be a blink of an eye.  

Oct 18, 2021 08:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea, We are stilling having black bears show up close to Denver area looking for last minute food.


Oct 18, 2021 08:54 AM
Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ

Hello Andrea,

Great post, and information. Good to know the deer trick are still around. Thank you. 

Oct 18, 2021 09:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, cute post, and great colors.  Funny you should bring up bears.   When I was in Idaho, there were signs everywhere -- bears are active.  Did buy some bear spray, but wasn't smart enough to take it with when I went to see the falls - 3-mile hike.  YIKES, but luckily never saw one.  

Oct 18, 2021 10:57 AM