Fall Bucket List- Maryland

Finding new things to try in a new area has always been fun to me. My husband and I have now been in Maryland for a little less than two months and we keep hearing about how amazing the fall is here. We have also been told that fall does not last very long (it never does last long enough right?!) So I dove deep into research about the must sees in the DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) area and made a fall bucket list!

I have read about Butlers Orchard a handful of times. It has great reviews and they have an annual pumpkin festival from September 25th- October 31st. They have a market, of course a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides and pedal tractors. You are also able to pick red raspberries, and apples during your visit! Visiting a pumpkin patch is always high on my must dos list during the fall season.

With most of Maryland being completely covered by trees I am so excited to see all the color changes and although I doubt there are many bad views/ places to see the changes, I am particularly excited to see them from the Seneca Creek State Park view. Its a lake covered all around by trees that reflect in the water. The pictures look amazing!

Seneca Creek State Park

Mount Vernon is only 50 minutes from where we are living in Maryland and I found a classic fall festival they have every year. It says on their website that you can celebrate the crisp autumn season with 18th-century activities and demonstrations at the Farm at Mount Vernon. Most, if not all activates, are themed around the 18th century. What a fun and different way to celebrate fall!

Mount Vernon Fall Festival

Washington DC is only a 30 minute drive from where we are at in Maryland, which is another thing I am excited for, fall in a big city! For the 18th year in a row Georgetown French Market will be going on Oct. 1-3. This is a French Market with more than 25 locally owned merchants, restaurants, galleries and salons participating in this event. Another Unique way to experience fall, with a French theme!

Washington DC in the Fall

As I have done more research on what there is to do in the area, I have found that hiking is a lot more common then I would have ever anticipated. At Cunningham Falls State Park there are several walking/ hiking trials, a 43-acre man-made lake and the largest cascading waterfall in Maryland. Another perfect location to enjoy the changing of the leaves.

Cunningham Falls State Park

Although there are many things to get out and do during the fall, I believe fall can also be enjoyed by finding simple things to do at home.

#1 Carve Pumpkins

#2 Try all the Fall/ Pumpkin themed foods at Trader Joes or any other grocery store

#3 Experience fall foliage around your own town

#4 Bonfires and camping

#5 Attend a local football game

#6 Fall walks with friends/ family

#7 Plan a fall themed party

Overall there are a ton of ways to experience fall! I am excited to be able to experience every season out here on the east coast and learn about all there is to see and do. Hoping that we can get to everything on our fall bucket list and fully enjoy our first fall in Maryland! I would also love to know if I missed anything on our bucket list, if I have, comment your suggestion below!

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4 thoughts on “Fall Bucket List- Maryland

  1. There is a great Pumpkin Festival that I have been to a couple of times. I think it is Butler’s. Aske Steve he will know for sure. Also, get an ice cream cone at Jimmy Cones in Damascus, MD. :0)


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