The mid-Atlantic and Northeast are rightfully famous for their autumn colors. Tour busses regularly go along our highways in October bringing “leaf peepers” with their cameras. They visit the state parks, but miss out on the quiet local parks.
At the start of the month, before you go leaf peeping, get a pumpkin!
Even the tiny park by my house begins to lay out a welcome carpet of royal gold and red in mid-October.
The Erie Canal becomes a quiet place after the busy summer, but if you bring a warm hat and gloves, you can still enjoy taking to the water.
Hiking paths can be empty in the local parks, as people rush to the more famous sites to see the colors.
By the end of October, the bright reds hint the brief season is quickly coming to an end.
Until next year!
(photos are my own)