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Blazing fall color in the Evergreen State? You bet! While some may argue that ours is a more muted display compared to New England, there’s plenty for the whole family to see here in the Northwest, including brilliant colors not only found on deciduous trees and shrubs but also grasses, meadows, berries and even still-in-bloom dahlias. You don’t have to venture far, as our local parks have lots to offer, but if a day or weekend trip is your destination, stunning hikes and scenic byways abound. Important note: If you’ll be hiking in national forests or other hunting areas be sure to don bright red or orange clothing as hunting season has officially begun. And besides, don’t you want to be matchy-matchy against the foliage backdrop in all your family photos?
Greater Seattle Area
Bellevue Botanical Gardens A wonderful gem located right in downtown Bellevue, with 53 acres of display gardens, meadows, wetlands and woodlands. The 1/3-mile Lost Meadow loop trail offers picturesque fall color; be sure to also stroll through the Dahlia Garden as flowers should be in full bloom through mid November (or the first frost). The Botanical Gardens are free and open from dawn to dusk every day.
12001 Main Street Bellevue, Wa 425-452-2750
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