Foliage Season: Enjoy the colors in the Greenbelt’s parks and along the trails!

The season is upon us when the Greenbelt’s oak and beech forests dazzle us with their vibrant fall foliage.  Even in November, there are still plenty of leaves still on the trees – the air is crisp and it’s a great time to explore the outdoors.  The Greenbelt is home to a range of gorgeous trees – maple, tulip and sassafras, to name a few.

As temperatures drop, the chlorophyll breaks down and colors of fall are revealed –  can enjoy the spectacular scenery from all of our trails and parks.

Visit Willowbrook Park to stroll around the lake to enjoy the peace and quiet right off of Richmond Avenue, or stop by High Rock Park, 200 Nevada Avenue, off of Rockland Avenue, to wander our woodland trails that lead to a lovely view of Lake Ohrbach in Pouch Camp – you won’t believe your’e still in New York City!   Moses Mountain will offer you panoramic view of the Greenbelt’s tree tops, as well as distant views of the Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey. Stop by the Greenbelt Nature Center to consult with our staff naturalists before venturing out on the trails behind in Buck’s Hollow and Heyerdahh Hill and Southwest LaTourette.

All of these locations and designations can be found here on the Greenbelt trail map.