There’s no better way to welcome sweater weather than by taking a trip to historic Staunton, Virginia. When you stay with us at The Blackburn, you’ll be surrounded by dazzling autumn scenery and find an impressive array of beautiful places to explore. There’s no better way to get into the festive fall spirit! Read on to discover the best places to experience fall foliage in Staunton, VA.
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Where To Find Fall Foliage in Staunton, VA
Montgomery Hall Park
Address: 1000 Montgomery Ave, Staunton, VA 24401
One of our favorite local parks in Staunton is Montgomery Hall Park. It features 148 scenic acres of rolling hills, quiet woodlands, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and sports fields. Montgomery Hall Park is also home to many hiking trails where you can take a stroll and find a gorgeous array of fall foliage.
Gypsy Hill Park
Address: 600 Churchville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401
Located in the center of Staunton at the intersection of Churchville Avenue and Thornrose Avenue, you’ll find Gypsy Hill Park. This sprawling 214-acre multi-use recreational destination offers covered pavilions and grassy areas with picnic tables. This is one of the best spots in town to enjoy an afternoon picnic surrounded by picture-perfect fall scenes.
Address: 1041 W Beverley St, Staunton, VA 24401
Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton is one of the most historic and visually pleasing facilities of its kind in the United States. Its rich history and pristine landscaping paired with the stunning Shenandoah Valley backdrop make it an exceptional spot for a stroll. Find out more about this unique cemetery which is often called one of the most beautiful in the country.
Woodrow Park on Sears Hill
4 Sears Hill Rd, Staunton, VA 24401
If you’re searching for one of the best scenic overlooks of downtown Staunton, look no further than Woodrow Park on Sears Hill. This charming park is about five acres big and can be reached by the Sears Hill Bridge, a metal footbridge, located in the Wharf Historic District. The steep climb is definitely worth the panoramic views of Staunton’s skyline that is even more stunning in the fall.
Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park
It’s no secret that Shenandoah National Park is the PLACE to see fall foliage. When you stay with us at The Blackburn Inn, you’ll be just 20 minutes away from this breathtaking haven. Some of the best locations in the park for leaf-peeping are:
- Jewell Hollow Overlook
- Pinnacles Overlook
- Thorofare Mountain Overlook
- The Point Overlook
- Bearfence Mountain
- Pollock Dining Room at Skyland Resort
- Outdoor terrace at Big Meadows Lodge
Book Your Fall Getaway at The Blackburn Inn
It’s time to book an unforgettable getaway this fall at The Blackburn Inn in Staunton. No matter which of our accommodations you choose to reside in, you’ll always get an amazing night’s rest. Be sure to fuel up for all your leaf-peeping adventures and experience a nice hot breakfast in the morning at our onsite Second Draft Bistro.
One of the best parts about staying at our hotel is the proximity you’ll be to downtown Staunton. Stroll the picturesque streets, shop at unique boutiques, eat and drink at local restaurants, and check out historic sites and museums. You’ll have a blast no matter what time of the year you visit here—and the fall season is nothing short of AMAZING!