Manito Park is home to five showcase gardens, but the flowers don’t have to be in bloom for the park to be at its best. At Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Memorial Japanese Garden, scarlet maple leaves beautifully frame serene koi ponds and footbridges. South of the park, visitors will find a canopy of gold foliage covering Manito Boulevard – a perfect spot for a neighborhood stroll.
This five-mile loop in Dishman Hills Conservation Area located in the Spokane Valley offers spectacular fall colors. The trail culminates at the Rocks of Sharon, a group of large granite boulders located on the hill’s ridgeline. From the rocks viewpoints, hikers can enjoy panoramic views of Steptoe Butte, Mica Peak, and the Palouse.
During the fall, Green Bluff showcases fall colors through various family fields and farms. Head to the Bluff for apple picking, pumpkin finding, corn mazes, live music, and locally sourced food and drinks.
Fall colors can be found throughout the 37-mile Centennial Trail, but the section that runs from Gonzaga University through Riverfront Park offers the most deciduous trees. On a particularly clear day, you can even catch the leaves reflecting off the neighboring Spokane River.