Fall in Delaware
Fall in love with Delaware's Autumn Glow! Come discover the rich and vibrant colors of fall foliage in Delaware while traveling through the state's scenic byways, historic towns and beautiful state parks. Experience the wonders of Mother Nature as the First State is transformed from the lush greens of the summer months to the deep reds of autumn.
While enjoying the sights and sounds of the fall season, visitors can sip their way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail with stops at the scenic Nassau Valley Vineyard or Harvest Ridge Winery. Discover how the color and intensity of fall foliage can change within a blink of an eye. Now is the perfect time to plan your weekend getaway.
The latest forecast says Delaware’s fall foliage will be partially turned in mid-October, and will reach its peak at the end of the month, continuing briefly through the first days of November. For updated reports on Fall Foliage in Delaware, please click here.
New Castle County
Become mesmerized by the picturesque beauty of the changing season while traveling through Brandywine Valley's rolling hills, or transcend back in time by strolling through grand DuPont estates framed by stunning fall foliage. Plus, experience historic haunts on nighttime ghost tours!
Suggested destinations: Brandywine Valley National Scenic Byway, Fort Delaware Ghost Tours, Hagley Museum and Library, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate.
Hike through scenic trails and watch the ever-changing shades of fall foliage in Delaware while traveling through the central part of the state. Central Delaware is a top location to view bird migration with a wide variety of species flying along the east coast. During the fall season, Kent County is also home to the "AAA 400" NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the Delaware Wine & Beer Festival.
Suggested destinations: Blackbird State Forest, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Fifer Orchards Farm & Country Store, Killens Pond State Park, Route 9 Coastal Heritage Scenic Byway.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes, tranquil settings and charming small towns of Sussex County. From kayaking alongside baldcypress trees to bird watching amid scenic fall foliage, let southern Delaware become an escape into days of relaxation. Sussex County is also home to exciting fall festivals including the Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival, the Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler's Festival and much more!
Suggested destinations: Edward H. McCabe Preserve & Greenway Trail, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Redden State Forest and Lodge, Trap Pond State Park, Western Sussex Byway.
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Delaware Campgrounds and hotels
Delaware State Parks
Delaware Outdoor Trail
Delaware Culinary Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail
Delaware History Trail