Fall Foliage in Delaware

Nature bursts with beauty every autumn in Delaware. Fall foliage brings a lovely contrast of crimson and gold leaves against the crystal blue skies across the lush wooded hills of Northern Delaware. Farther south, along the breezy stretches of coast, a softer glow emerges day by day. It’s a time of glorious, crisp weather, making it a perfect time of year for day-trippers and weekend travelers to hop in their cars and explore some of the state’s best autumn drives. Here are just a few of Delaware’s top spots for fall foliage.

Delaware's Top 5 Fall Drives

Scenic Drives : Fall sightseers are sure to be pleased with a drive down Delaware's country roads that wind their way through the rolling hills of the northern part of the state, and serve as the home to majestic mansions like Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, Hagley Museum and Library and Nemours Estate, where Delaware’s fall foliage enjoys a regal setting.

Capture the Beauty : Get up-close-and-personal with fall’s natural beauty at Mt. Cuba Center in scenic northwestern Delaware that offers excellent opportunities for photographers looking to capture the splendor of the season. For bird lovers, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is perfect for photographing native and migrating birds of all kinds against a beautiful backdrop of wetlands and vibrant autumn leaves.

Connect with Nature : Experience the sparkling beauty of oranges, reds and yellows reflect on the water at Trap Pond State Park, Killens Pond State Park (featuring a nature center and autumn hayrides), or Bellevue State Park.

Off the Beaten Path : Admire the scenery by taking the roads less traveled on Delaware’s easy-to-navigate scenic byways, which explore the whole state from the rustic farmlands, wooded areas and historic towns.

Fall Flavors : While enjoying the beauty of Delaware’s vibrant fall foliage, visitors can sip their way through Delaware on Tap. Stops at Delaware Wineries like Nassau Valley Vineyard, Harvest Ridge Winery and Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery are not to be missed at this time of year.
Fall in the Vines