Fall foliage has finally arrived to Georgetown. And there are plenty places to take it in.
In 2013, Casey Trees pulled together some recommended walking routes around the city to take in the brightly changing leaves. In Georgetown it recommended a meandering trail through the heart of the village to enjoy its sugar maples:
Sugar maples are definitely the kings of New England foliage, but around here they can be hit or miss. What species that does knock it out of the park around here are ginkgoes. GM is not generally a fan of ginkgoes-their fruit smells awful and the don’t really create much in the way of shade-but he admits their bright yellow fall foliage is pretty spectacular.
It’s actually still a little early for Ginkgoes, but in a couple weeks you could do a nice ginkgo tour through Georgetown. You would start at the south end of Rose Park and walk up 27th st. Then jog over to Cambridge Pl. and walk up Avon to R St. Then make your way down to Potomac St. for the grand finale.
It will be beautiful, although your shoes will smell like dog poop.
But if you have other trees you’re looking for, then look no further than this updated map by Casey Trees that identifies trees by species, highlighting those with good fall color. Here is what it looks like:
You can even filter the map to show just one type of tree. For instance, here is all the maples:
And here are all ginkgoes (they’re the pale yellow dots):
If you’re like GM, your strolls probably take you to the same blocks. But this time of year is the best time to get out there and explore different blocks. A stunning tree might be waiting for you!
One response to “Leaf Peeping Time is Here”
Thanks. An added bonus: identifying the streets with many gingkoes comes in handy when negotiating a walk during “Stinkgo” season!