Put down that pumpkin spice latte and look up: You’ve only got a few more weeks to view the change of colors sweeping D.C.’s canopy.
Casey Trees, a District-based environmental nonprofit, has published a map to help guide residents in search of fall foliage. The map spans each of D.C.’s four quadrants and specifies where people can see five types of trees: red maple, sugar maple, ginkgo biloba (N.B.: these are known to stink, some say like rotten eggs and vomit), pin oak, and American elm. Casey Trees included miles-long routes with recommendations to drive or walk along them. For example, if you’re a fan of the sugar maple, you could head over to Georgetown or Capitol Hill (where there appears to be a large concentration of a variety of trees) and saunter under shades of yellow, orange, and red.
“Routes were selected to maximize fall color viewing,” Casey Trees explains. “Routes with one-way streets have Start/Finish points while others can be taken in either direction. Hover over routes to see specifics. Route colors correspond with expected fall colors.”
Don’t forget a sweater!
Photo by Darrow Montgomery. Map via Casey Trees