Photos: Fall foliage comes to the DC area

WASHINGTON — Fall has officially arrived in the D.C. area, bringing with it cooler temperatures, pumpkin-spiced treats and color-changing leaves.

And while there are plenty of fall festivals and activities to get in before the real cold comes, sometimes it’s nice to pause and admire the colorful trees, too.

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Here’s a look at some of the fall foliage around the D.C. area.

The bright orange, reds and yellows are reflected in the water of Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020)
The bright oranges, reds and yellows are reflected in the water of Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020) (Courtesy Alvin Chee)
Twitter user Alvin Chee shared photos of the beautiful fall colors at Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020)
Twitter user Alvin Chee shared photos of the beautiful fall colors at Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020) (Courtesy Alvin Chee)
Twitter user Kim Ash took a picture of the crisp fall leaves on a tree in Arlington. (Courtesy @KimAshinArlVA)
Twitter user Kim Ash took a picture of the crisp fall leaves on a tree in Arlington. (Courtesy @KimAshinArlVA) (Courtesy @KimAshinArlVA)
Fall colors along the Tidal Basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Fall colors along the Tidal Basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda) (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Richard LaFleur's dog enjoys a brisk run in the fall air. (Courtesy Twitter/Richard LaFleur)
Richard LaFleur’s dog enjoys a brisk run in the fall air. (Courtesy @richlafleur) (Courtesy/Twitter/Richard LaFleur)
The Washington Monument surrounded by fall colors. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
The Washington Monument surrounded by fall colors. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda) (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Ducks enjoy a fall swim along the tidal basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Ducks enjoy a fall swim along the tidal basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda) (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are most famous for their sea of pink petals in the spring time. But they also cloak the region in fiery oranges during peak fall foliage, too. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are most famous for their sea of pink petals in the spring time. But they also cloak the region in fiery oranges during peak fall foliage, too. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Unusually warm temperatures delayed fall colors this season, but now the fall foliage is here. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Unusually warm temperatures delayed fall colors this season, but now the fall foliage is here. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
"The Tidal Basin is a great location to see and photograph the fall foliage," said Brent Everitt, spokesman for the National Park Service. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
“The Tidal Basin is a great location to see and photograph the fall foliage,” said Brent Everitt, spokesman for the National Park Service. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin boasts vibrant oranges and yellows as fall foliage comes to the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin boasts vibrant oranges and yellows as fall foliage comes to the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The outer rim of the Tidal Basin is lined with patches of bright yellow and oranges. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The outer rim of the Tidal Basin is lined with patches of bright yellow and oranges. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin is a beautiful place to see and experience the fall foliage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin is a beautiful place to see and experience the fall foliage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine) (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A vibrant orange tree in the morning hours in Kingstowne, Virginia. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/<a href="https://www.shannonfinneyphotography.com/index" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">shannonfinneyphotography.com</a>)
A vibrant orange tree in the morning hours in Kingstowne, Virginia. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com) (Courtesy Shannon Finney/shannonfinneyphotography.com)
While there may have been a late start to fall foliage this season, the trees are now sporting vibrant yellows and oranges. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya)
While there may have been a late start to fall foliage this season, the trees are now sporting vibrant yellows and oranges. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya) (@TweetSukanya)
Leaves blanket the ground as fall foliage comes to the DC area. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya_
Leaves blanket the ground as fall foliage comes to the DC area. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya) (@TweetSukanya)
Trees and leaves transform the DC area into clouds of oranges and yellows. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya) (@TweetSukanya)
Washington, D.C. showing off the fall colors and its historic buildings. (Courtesy Shea Bartlett)
Washington, D.C. showing off the fall colors and its historic buildings. (Courtesy Shea Bartlett) ((Courtesy Shea Bartlett))
A view of the ducks enjoying Burke Lake in Fairfax County, Virginia. (Courtesy Christina Taylor)
A view of the ducks enjoying Burke Lake in Fairfax County, Virginia. (Courtesy Christina Taylor) ((Courtesy Christina Taylor))
Even homes and driveways get a majestic fall feel thanks to the brilliant orange and yellow leaves. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner)
Even homes and driveways get a majestic fall feel thanks to the brilliant orange and yellow leaves. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner) ((Courtesy Amy Kirschner))
A wide shot of the entrance to a neighborhood. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner)
A wide shot of the entrance to a neighborhood and the wide range of colors. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner) ((Courtesy Amy Kirschner))
Fallen leaves (Courtesy Michael Sabino)
Fallen leaves (Courtesy Michael Sabino)
A view of the foliage from the metro commute. (Courtesy Lucy Sears)
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The bright orange, reds and yellows are reflected in the water of Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020)
Twitter user Alvin Chee shared photos of the beautiful fall colors at Lake Needwood in Montgomery County, Maryland. (Courtesy @AlvinChee2020)
Twitter user Kim Ash took a picture of the crisp fall leaves on a tree in Arlington. (Courtesy @KimAshinArlVA)
Fall colors along the Tidal Basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Richard LaFleur's dog enjoys a brisk run in the fall air. (Courtesy Twitter/Richard LaFleur)
The Washington Monument surrounded by fall colors. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
Ducks enjoy a fall swim along the tidal basin. (Courtesy @chris_fukuda)
The cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are most famous for their sea of pink petals in the spring time. But they also cloak the region in fiery oranges during peak fall foliage, too. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Unusually warm temperatures delayed fall colors this season, but now the fall foliage is here. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
"The Tidal Basin is a great location to see and photograph the fall foliage," said Brent Everitt, spokesman for the National Park Service. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin boasts vibrant oranges and yellows as fall foliage comes to the D.C. area. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The outer rim of the Tidal Basin is lined with patches of bright yellow and oranges. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
Fall foliage officially comes to the Tidal Basin. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
The Tidal Basin is a beautiful place to see and experience the fall foliage. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
A vibrant orange tree in the morning hours in Kingstowne, Virginia. (Courtesy Shannon Finney/<a href="https://www.shannonfinneyphotography.com/index" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">shannonfinneyphotography.com</a>)
While there may have been a late start to fall foliage this season, the trees are now sporting vibrant yellows and oranges. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya)
Leaves blanket the ground as fall foliage comes to the DC area. (Courtesy @TweetSukanya_
Washington, D.C. showing off the fall colors and its historic buildings. (Courtesy Shea Bartlett)
A view of the ducks enjoying Burke Lake in Fairfax County, Virginia. (Courtesy Christina Taylor)
Even homes and driveways get a majestic fall feel thanks to the brilliant orange and yellow leaves. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner)
A wide shot of the entrance to a neighborhood. (Courtesy Amy Kirschner)
Fallen leaves (Courtesy Michael Sabino)

 


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