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PNW Offers Beautiful Fall Colors

On the east coast, people who travel to see the leaves change colors are considered “leave peepers.” People can’t get enough of the glorious season that is fall. No need to travel however, in the PNW, fall is just as spectacular. Here are some top spots to peep some beautiful fall foliage:

1. The Arboretum
Any time of the year is a good time to visit the Arboretum. With a great variety of both foliage and walking trails, this greenery in the middle of Seattle is a wonderful respite from city life. The Arboretum also has the Japanese Garden. This small but beautiful garden is packed with Japanese maples and other stunning plants, ready to show you their colors for fall. Located at: 1075 Lake Washington Blvd E

2. Saint Edward State Park
This park in Kenmore is filled with miles and miles of trails, even though you can get some great color from the trees just entering the parking lot. Plenty of picturesque photo opportunities and kid-friendly play areas as well. Located at: 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore

3. Lincoln Park
If you’re willing to cross the West Seattle bridge, Lincoln Park is nestled on 135 acres of beautiful forested land overlooking the sound. You will get pops of color everywhere you look when you walk through their 4.6 miles of nature pathways. Located at 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW

4. Blythe Park
The east side is where it’s at when it comes to fall foliage. Located in Bothell, Blythe park holds 40 acres of giant oaks. Don’t let these giants fool you though, it’s the smaller trees surrounding the oaks that usually provide bursts of color. Located at: 16950 W Riverside Drive, Bothell

5. Kubota Garden
According to many leaf peepers, Kubota Garden, located close to Renton, is the creme of the crop when it comes to beautiful fall colors. This is due to the wide array of Japanese maples that cover this park, along with stunning miniature waterfalls and walkways. Though it’s a little further south than the city, it’s well worth the trip for a day among nature’s beauty. Located at: 9817 55th Ave. S.

6. Bellevue Botanical Garden
This tiny slice of heaven is right in the heart of Bellevue. There are 53 acres of a variety of terrain and foliage for all to enjoy. We recommend taking the ⅓ mile Lost Meadow loop which promises picturesque color in the trees. There’s a really neat bonus too: this place has the Dahlia Garden which has flowers that bloom throughout November! Located at: 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA 98005Fall Foliage Spots [Seattle]

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