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Maryland Fall Foliage Report: Peak Color Already Appearing In Parts Of State

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) -- If you're looking for a way to get some fresh air this weekend, it might be the perfect time for a drive through the woods to see peak fall colors around Maryland.

The weather will be in the 60s this weekend and sunny, so it's perfect for a hike or a drive -- and you can snap some amazing photos of the leaves changing colors.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources said parts of Western Maryland like Allegany County are already seeing peak colors with Frederick and Washington counties reporting near peak colors.

????????FALL FOLIAGE REPORT: Our map is changing as some areas in the state of Maryland are seeing peak color! "Leaf peeping" is at its finest! #getoutdoors

Posted by Maryland Department of Natural Resources on Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Baltimore metro region still has a little bit of time before it will see peak colors. According to their map, the Baltimore region is only at the midpoint.

Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County posted: "the colors at Catoctin are gorgeous."


The park officials reminded visitors that the park can be busier on the weekends, so if you can go on the weekdays it'll be less crowded.

"The park becomes very busy on the weekends. Parking lots reach capacity and visitors have to change their plans. If you are able to visit on a weekday, you'll find a much quieter experience at Catoctin, so come on up!" they posted on Facebook.

The colors at Catoctin are gorgeous! Reminder: especially during Fall colors, the park becomes very busy on the...

Posted by Catoctin Mountain Park on Thursday, October 15, 2020

Park rangers and staffers reported various levels of leaf color changing around the state to DNR.

You can see their reports and see the progress at a park near you by clicking here. 

We want to see your fall photos. You can share them with us on Twitter or Instagram using #BeOnWJZ. 

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