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October 10, 2023

Fall in love with Harford County’s events, outdoor recreation and diverse culinary options this season

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Fall foliage in Harford County.

Less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Harford County is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway that offers the very best of autumn. With jaw-dropping scenery, world-class dining, a vibrant arts scene, and a rich sporting heritage, the county has something for all ages.

Outdoors in autumn

Looking for fall foliage? Harford County is home to a total of 89 county parks and four state parks.

Over the years, Hollywood has come to Harford County to use the gorgeous scenery in movies like “Runaway Bride,” “Tuck Everlasting,” “Wedding Crashers” and multiple movies by both Maryland natives Barry Levinson and John Waters.

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Ladew Topiary Gardens

Some “must-see” stops during your trip include Kilgore Falls, which is home to Maryland’s second highest vertical drop waterfall, and the King and Queen Seat in Rocks State Park, which provides a breathtaking view. Not to be outdone, Susquehanna State Park, Gunpowder Falls, Ma & Pa Trail and Ladew Topiary Gardens all bring the best out of nature with their picturesque beauty.

Decadent dining

When it comes to dining, Harford County brings a wide variety of cuisine from all over the world. Savor delicious meals from Prost German Restaurant in Aberdeen, Uncles Hawaiian Grindz in Fallston, the Venetian Italian Eatery in Edgewood, Island Spice Jamaican Cuisine and more. Not only does Harford County bring these international dishes to a local table, it is also home to a vast selection of waterfront seafood establishments that sit perfectly within the Mid-Atlantic region. Take your pick of nearly thirty seafood stops and restaurants along your journey through this 250-year-old county.

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Venetian Italian Eatery

“Trails” for everyone

Harford County has over a half a dozen trails for any visitor to travel — but these aren’t your ordinary walking type of trails! We call them “experiential trails.” Harford County’s self-proclaimed Libation Trail, Chocolate & Cheese Trail, Ice Cream Trail, Mural Trail, Golf Trail, Barn Quilt Trail and Snowball Trail are self-guided trails that can be easily enjoyed by downloading the Harford Digital Passport at!

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Independent Brewing Company

Arts & culture

Harford County takes great pride in is the arts and entertainment. The two A&E districts of Bel Air and Havre de Grace are chock full of art galleries, as well as music and theater venues. But don’t stop looking for theater after visiting these two towns! Nearly every town has its own community theater, as well as privately run vocal groups that perform in and around the county.

A heritage rich in sports

Being the birthplace of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr and Ernest Burke of the Baltimore Elite Giants, Harford County is proud to support the athletes who live there and visit with world-class sports facilities and major tournaments. Schucks Regional Park is home to the Miracle League of Harford County baseball field, which welcomes children of all abilities and gives everyone a chance to play baseball. The park is also the first in the area to open a sensory trail that allows citizens of all ages to interact with sensory stations.

Whether you’re looking for beautiful fall foliage, delicious culinary delights, live theater performances or a fun-filled day exploring a variety of experiential trails, Harford County has something that everyone will enjoy. Plan your autumn escape now at