Most In­sta­grammable spots in this re­gion

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PHOTOS , diesel lo­co­mo­tive will choo-choo through the Al­legheny Moun­tains in Western Mary­land while a nar­ra­tor pro­vides facts and cul­tural tid­bits on the way from Cum­ber­land to Frost­burg. The fall fo­liage tour is avail­able Tues­day through Sun­day in Oc­to­ber. $30-$65. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit wmsr.com.

The trees in­side Rocks State Park are sure to be cap­ti­vat­ing once fall hits, but the King and Queen Seat, the park’s 190-footh­igh rock that over­looks Deer Creek and end­less fo­liage, will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. Ac­cord­ing to the Mary­land Depart­ment of Nat­u­ral Re­sources, the King and Queen Seat can be reached from the Rock Ridge pic­nic area and at least two other trails, but the hike is not for the faint of heart. New climbers are en­cour­aged to seek pro­fes­sional train­ing be­fore at­tempt­ing it. 3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road, Jar­rettsville. dnr.mary­land.gov.

Warm up your reg­u­lar fall rou­tine with a glass of vino and a visit to this his­toric win­ery, with sights of fo­liage, bar­rels of wine, tours and tast­ings. The win­ery’s tick­eted Crush events, which teach vis­i­tors about the process of wine­mak­ing dur­ing har­vest sea­son, com­ple­mented by mu­sic, food and hayrides (weather per­mit­ting) are hosted ev­ery Satur­day through Oc­to­ber. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon­day through Satur­day. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun­day. 12820 Long Green Pike, Hy­des. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit bo­ordy.com.

Head to Pat­ter­son Park to take some city shots of the leaves chang­ing. For the best van­tage point, climb the stairs of the Pagoda near the park’s north­west cor­ner. It’s open noon to 6 p.m. on Sun­days through mid-Oc­to­ber. Bounded by East Bal­ti­more Street on the north, East­ern Av­enue on the south, S. Ell­wood Av­enue on the east, and South Pat­ter­son Park Av­enue on the west. pat­ter­son­park.com.

The 337-acre park, which fea­tures four main ar­eas, is a sight for sore eyes with a 54-acre man-made lake sur­rounded by trees and wildlife, beg­ging for you to cap­ture their beauty with your lens. 7 a.m.-dusk. 10000 Clarksville Pike, El­li­cott City. howard­coun­tymd.gov/cen­ten­ni­al­park

With three-and-a-half miles of wood­land trails through the Cyl­burn grounds and four dif­fer­ent gar­den ar­eas, you’re bound to ex­pe­ri­ence the sea­son’s change in full ef­fect. The grounds’ Vic­to­rian man­sion makes for an in­ter­est­ing back­drop, too. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Tues­day through Sun­day. 4915 Green­spring Ave. cyl­burn.org.

While pick­ing your way through Lar­ri­land Farms’ va­ri­ety of ap­ples, trav­el­ing across through its grounds on hayrides, or rum­mag­ing through the many of­fer­ings at the on-site Red Barn Farm Mar­ket, be sure to snap a shot to dis­play your fall ac­tiv­i­ties. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. week­ends. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues­day through Fri­day through Nov. 4. pick­y­ourown.com.

Go be­yond the fall stan­dard of pump­kin spice lat­tes and ex­per­i­ment with Cer­e­mony’s beau­ti­fully crafted cof­fees, lat­tes and pic­ture-wor­thy sig­na­ture drinks. The min­i­mal­ist decor also doesn’t hurt. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. week­days.8 a.m.-9 p.m. Satur­days. 8 a.m.6 p.m. Sun­days. 1312 Point St. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon­day through Satur­day. 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Sun­day. 520 Park Ave. or 1312 Point St. cer­e­mony­cof­fee.com.

If tea is more your speed but you’re still look­ing for a cup worth doc­u­ment­ing, cozy up in Tea­v­olve cafe, which fea­tures more than 30 types of tea — in­clud­ing the pump­kin spice chai latte, topped with whipped cream and sprin­kled cin­na­mon. Or opt for a cof­fee con­coc­tion, like the un­con­ven­tional and creamy creamy red vel­vet latte. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon­day and Fri­day. 8 am.-9 p.m. Tues­day through Thurs­day. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Satur­day. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun­day. 1401 Aliceanna St. tea­v­olve­cafe.com.

The small farm­house brew­ery, known for its Bel­gian-style and Amer­i­can ales, has sights of rolling hills and his­toric barns where the drink­ing and tast­ing com­mences,. The nearby beer gar­den, open un­til Novem­ber, is also a host of ac­tiv­ity, with corn hole, a pet­ting zoo, a fire pit and a game area for chil­dren. Be sure to visit the brew­ery’s free and fam­ily-friendly Pump­kin­fest, fea­tur­ing pump­kin beer, live mu­sic, build-a-scare­crow ses­sions, a corn maze and free hayrides with pur­chase of a pump­kin, which will run from noon to 6 p.m. on week­ends through Oct. 28. Free ad­mis­sion. Reg­u­lar hours are 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed­nes­day through Fri­day, noon- 9 p.m. Satur­day, noon- 6 p.m. Sun­day. 825 High­land Road, Street. falling­branch­beer.com.

If fo­liage is what you’re look­ing for, ven­ture off to Ladew Gar­dens, which of­fers views in­clud­ing the Tem­ple of Venus, the swan hedge and the wa­ter lily gar­den, which will likely be or­nate with chang­ing leaves this sea­son. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. 3535 Jar­rettsville Pike, Monk­ton. ladew­gar­dens.com.

Bi­b­lio­philes, his­tory buffs and in­quis­i­tive minds flock to the gravesite of Edgar Al­lan Poe ev­ery fall, of­ten on Hal­loween, to cel­e­brate the life of the writer and poet, who lived and died in the city. If you’re feel­ing dar­ing, ven­ture out alone for the best shot of Poe’s gravesite, which is some­times dec­o­rated with flow­ers and li­ba­tions. 8 a.m.-dusk. Fayette and Greene streets.

You don’t have to go too far from the city to see some snap-wor­thy fall fo­liage. Visit the Loch Raven Reser­voir, which fea­tures sights by the lake, trails for hik­ing and bik­ing, and plenty of bird­watch­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri­day through Mon­day, through Oct. 28. 12101 Du­laney Val­ley Road, Ti­mo­nium. bal­ti­more­coun­tymd.gov.

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