Guide: 10 of the best places to see fall colors in Washington
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Well folks we hate to say it but summer is slowly coming to an end. And even though we’ll miss it, we’re excited to see the PNW transform into a fall wonderland. So if you’re all about seeing those beautiful fall colors be sure to keep on reading. Here are 10 places to see fall colors Washington.
We thought we’d start out close to home. This park is a great place to watch the city slowly turn to fall. And it’s also a great place to catch some sunset views. So kill two birds with one stone and stop by in a few weeks.
Where: 250 W Highland Dr Queen Ann Hill
And how could we forget our favorite park also smack dab in the middle of the city? Discovery Park is accessible and also a great place to watch the seasons change. Plus you can even do little day hikes or have early fall picnics depending on the weather.
Where: 3801 Discovery Park Blvd
Okay, one more in the city for good measure. The Arboretum is worth visiting year-round as there’s always something new to see there. But due to its lush tree coverage and plant varieties, it’s extra special during the fall. So take your next socially distanced walk there, you won’t regret it.
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Normally we head to this Bavarian town for its winter celebrations but it’s worth checking out in the fall too. After all, the mix of the town’s uniqueness and the beautiful scenery definitely get us in the fall mood. And we think you’ll feel the same.
Where: Leavenworth, Washington
If you didn’t make it out to Mount Rainier this summer you have to do it this fall. Because while the park is beautiful year-round, it’s natural scenery and wilderness make it a fall wonderland. So treat yourself to some early fall hikes and camping.
Where: Mount Rainier National Park
The Olympic Peninsula is huge which means its the perfect place to do a weekend trip to see some fall colors. And while you’ll get to see plenty of fall colors on the peninsula you’ll also have a beautiful drive that you won’t soon forget.
Where: Olympic Peninsula
South East Washington is truly unique and Yakima is a great place to see the farmlands in the fall. And if you happen to be into apples it’s a great place to snag some produce. So enjoy Washington’s beautiful fall and apples in Yakima.
Where: Yakima, Washington
If you plan on heading south you might as well check out the gorge. Because this river has some seriously stunning fall views to offer. And if you really want to take it to the next level you could even road trip down to Portland to see some of Oregon’s fall colors.
Where: Columbia River Gorge
Well folks we have to say we’re pretty dang blessed to have multiple beautiful and scenic mountains in our state. So if you’re feeling really hyped about Mount Rainier’s colors you might as well check out Mount Baker too.
Where: Whatcom County
And finally, if you just want to enjoy a good old classic Washington park you should check out Whatcom Falls. Because you’ll get a beautiful drive up to Bellingham and get to enjoy a short 4-mile roundtrip hike to see a waterfall and some perfect fall colors.
Where: Whatcom Falls Park
Well, folks, that’s what have for the best places to see fall colors in Washington. And we know not everyone can get out of the city so we tried our best to add some spots close to home. So give it a few weeks and get out there to enjoy some beautiful fall colors in Washington.