Most Instagrammable spots in this region
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.