Instagrammers, Snapchatters, and Facebookers have been on high alert for the last few weeks not to miss an opportunity that only comes around once a year: the explosion of colors on display from beautiful Virginia fall foliage. Check out these five great places in the Richmond Region to take in the crisp natural phenomenon we like to all autumn!
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, this famous road that cuts through the Museum District and Fan region of downtown Richmond is Exhibit A for anyone looking for a walking tour of the Richmond Region, especially during the Fall months. This cobblestone street is lined with trees along the sidewalks as well as the grassy medians, which are perfect for a weekend walk with family, friends, or Fido.
Take in the Fall foliage on the grounds of Maymont. You can even take a twilight tree tour Oct. 29.
The historic neighborhood just West of Carytown, chock full of incredible homes and manicured yards, offers a perfect setting for finding fall foliage. Old, unlined streets are canopied by drooping trees that seem to be catching fire; there’s also a bricked-lined sidewalk slicing through the grass median at the beginning of the subdivision. Stop by the historic Agecroft Hall and Virginia House, which are both nestled in the back of the neighborhood, after you’re done leaf-watching.
This south Midlothian neighborhood that surrounds the Swift Creek Reservoir offers miles of serpentine sidewalks circling the water and is surrounded by soaring trees. The perfect path for a dog walk!
University of Richmond
Feel young (or maybe old) all over again and take a jaunt around the unbelievably gorgeous campus that bears the name of Virginia’s capital city. Explore Lakeview Lane and do a lap of Westhampton Lake and take a break in the gazebo that overlooks the water and trees.
Michael J. Hippchen is a freelance writer based out of Richmond, VA. Michael has a passion for good bourbon, a firm cigar, live music, and copious amounts of black coffee.