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:

Find your lake retreat at Seneca Creek and Black Hill
Black Hill Regional Park

Golf at Hains Point
East Potomac Golf Course

Go on a Safari in suburban Virginia
Roer's Zoofari

A few of our finds from a recent fossil hunting expedition along the mighty Potomac

Collect Fossils Near Washington, DC
Purse (Nanjemoy WMA)

The Huntley Meadows Boardwalk Trail is the best place to observe migrating waterfowl and other birds.

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

A boy enjoys the view of the Virginia Countryside from Ambassador Whitehouse Overlook in Sky Meadows State Park.

Hike Sky Meadows State Park
Sky Meadows State Park

The marina at Lake Accotink.

Lake Accotink Park Vacation!
Lake Accotink Park

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

A lily flower blooms in Green Spring Garden

DC gardens, nature centers, and easy walks

The Sierra Club bridge in Prince William Forest National Park

Best kid-friendly hikes in DC

mountain bike

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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

Explore Burke Lake
Burke Lake Park

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)