Swallow Falls-Fall Spectacle
As you get into and beyond the third week in September you will find the leaves making their change at Swallow Falls State Park. This change signals the start of the fall foliage show that slowly blooms here in Garrett County over the next month. I think the beech trees start off the season with their fluorescent yellow glow with the maples chiming in a close second. No matter as the contrast of the dominant green ancient hemlocks serve as a masterpiece backdrop to yellow, orange and red seasonal show.
I went down on September 28th on a slow drizzle afternoon to catch up with my favorite area outside the lake. Lucky for me the rain eased up for a bit so I could soak up a quality fall hour of tranquility. The river levels are down a hair from the norm which opens up more avenues to walk across some of the water ways at the bottom of Muddy Creek Falls and Tolliver Falls. As many times as I have walked and swam around the lower portion of Muddy Creek falls, I have never noticed the trails up above the river where I even found a small cave. Well cave may be a stretch, but it was enough room to get a few rare photos of the falls from the opposite side of the public walkway. This angle gives great looks at the different colors of fall.
Throughout my walk I experienced zero humidity and sunshine which gave a unique and clear perspective to photograph. Here are few of my favorites from my hike around. Come for a visit from mid September through October to enjoy some really special weather and scenery. If you have any questions regarding the area and real estate call my wife Betsy Holcomb at 301-616-5022. I hope you enjoy these photos!