I think this weekend (and the coming week) will be a good time to view Mariton's fall colors. The tuliptrees are yellow, the maples are red, the hickories are on fire and the oaks are changing. Additionally, the sassafras saplings in the meadows are gorgeous.
I haven't taken any great photos of the colors this season. Fortunately, Carole Mebus and Molly Border came out on Tuesday, and Carole sent me this photo. If the colors aren't amazing enough, remember that this meadow was literally mowed down in March of this year. Now, there are sassafras saplings that have grown four and five feet in only seven months.
Saturday's weather forecast is dreary, but I think there will be plenty of leaves to view on Sunday and the rest of the week. Places I recommend you visit are to walk out the Woods Trail to the Main Trail and follow that up the hill into the meadows. Walk around the meadows and come down the Turnpike Trail. If you feel up to it, take a side trip to the River Lookout. (Remember it is easy going down the hill, but that you will have to come back up eventually.) The view of the Delaware River and the bluffs across the River should be glorious. Don't forget to stop along the way to appreciate the color of individual trees.