The most beautiful thing about being in the mountains at fall is the way the trees look combined and at a distance. You are able to get that striking view at this Natural Historic Landmark in Dickerson, MD that’s elevated 1,282-meters and surrounded by endearing farmland and wineries. The drive there is enough to want to go. And once you get there, appreciate the plants and wildlife that can be seen walking the two-and-a-half, five or seven-mile trails.
This 500-acre estate which belonged to George Washington himself has a lot to offer. Walk along the Potomac River, tour his mansion, pet the livestock that’s still on the land and stroll through the garden Washington once tended to. See him and his wife’s tomb, and be sure to visit the memorial where his slaves were buried. During the start of fall and when it’s warmer out, don’t miss the live performances and the large market which takes you back to simpler times of psychics, homemade goods, and “miracle cure” shows.
3200 Mount Vernon Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA, USA +1 703 780 2000