Fall Calendar

Although DC is known for Spring, Fall is my favorite time. As the crisp bite of autumn begins to take the edge off the Summer heat, the locals crawl back out from their air-conditioned haze and wander to the many fall festivals that punctuate each weekend. Here are a few of the fun things to look forward to:

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The marina at Lake Accotink.

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Como se llama?

The 3 Best Zoos Near Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Julia holds up an ancient sharks tooth on the banks of the Potomac River.

Secret Spots to Collect Fossils
Purse (Nanjemoy WMA)

A boardwalk trail winds through Huntley Meadows.

Go Birding on the Huntley Meadows Boardwalk
Huntley Meadows Park

A peacock struts in the Frying Pan Park barnyard.

Take your sweet time at Frying Pan Park
Frying Pan Farm Park - Parking Lot

The trail out to the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve is 3/4 mile each way.

Explore DC’s last great swamp, Dyke Marsh Habitat
Dyke Marsh Trail

A girl shades her eyes as she looks out over the gardens in front of a plantation house at Oatlands Plantation in rural Virginia

Meander through the Oatlands Plantation and Gardens
Oatlands Plantation Lane

Hike the Gathland State Park trails
Gathland State Park

Hike Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park

3 hours at Raven Rocks Trailhead on the Virginia State Line
Raven Rocks Trailhead

DC gardens, nature centers, and easy walks

The Sierra Club bridge in Prince William Forest National Park

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putt-putt mini golf in Upton Hills Park in Arlington

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Free Saturday Morning Live at The National Theater DC
1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Stroll Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy

Discover art & history in Occoquan
Occoquan Historic District

Smithsonian and Beyond! Best museums along the National Mall
600 Independence Ave SW

Tour Baltimore’s B-Side
1415 Key Hwy

Wander Mawavi (Prince William Forest Park), the largest National Park in the DMV
Prince William Forest Park Visitor Center

Get lost in Meadowlark Gardens
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens & Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Fall Festival at Cox Farms
Cox Farms

Apple Gala & Cider Fest
Great Country Farms

Peirce Mill and Rock Creek Park
Peirce Mill

The Maryland Renaissance Festival at Revel Grove
Maryland Renaissance Festival (MDRF)