Leaf Peeping in Gig Harbor

Apple Picking, Leaf peeping + Sneak Peek FALL FUN events in Gig Harbor, and more!

By Gig Harbor Macaroni Kid September 13, 2023

It's time for fall family fun in Gig Harbor and we can hardly wait! We are lucky to have a few fall attractions and events in Gig Harbor where families have been making fall memories for years. From picking apples to leaf-peeping to Halloween fun ... Macaroni KID Gig Harbor has all the details for you and your family to make the most of autumn in Gig Harbor.

Leaf peeping in Gig Harbor

Gig Harbor is known for being a quintessential sailing town, but it also has several parks and wooded areas boasting beautiful foliage as we head into fall. 

Sehmel Homestead Park

10123 78th Ave NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Sehmel Homestead Park has 98 acres of fun for the whole family.  With 4 miles of well-maintained trails throughout the 76 acres of meadow, naturalistic pond, wetlands, and forest conservancy area, it’s a great location to spend some time admiring the various hues Autumn brings.  

When you’re done exploring the trails, you can enjoy the myriad of other conveniences offered in the other 22 acres of Sehmel Homestead Park. Multiple sports fields and courts, a Boundless Playground, picnic shelters, well-kept bathrooms, and more make this a great place to spend the day with your family.

Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM

Dogs must be leashed at all times while on Sehmel Park Property.

You can print a map of the park, including the trails HERE.

Harbor Family Park

6620 32nd Street NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Harbor Family Park is often overlooked as it doesn’t have the grand entrance or abundance of services.  However, this 18.7 heavily-wooded acres of slender, primitive trails provide a peaceful environment to explore the beauty of nature and fall foliage.

Hours: 7 AM - 8 PM

Dogs must be leashed at all times while onHarbor Family Park property.

You can print a map of the park, including the trails HERE.

Rocky Creek Conservation Area

13243-1441 Elgin Clifton Access Rd

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Details:  About 7 miles west of Purdy is a woodland treasure on the key peninsula.  Rocky Creek Conservation Area consists of over 224 acres of park, open space, and conservation land, including over 3 miles of walking trails.  In addition to vibrant fall foliage, a visitor will encounter Rocky Creek, Gee Creek, and wetlands to explore. 

You can print a map of the park, including the trails HERE.

Pick Your 

Our Own Apple Farms in Gig Harbor

While we don't have apple farms this side of the mountains, we do have great local places to purchase delicious apples. This is a great way to #support local and small businesses.

Harbor Greens Store

5225 Olympic Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA

Details: Welcome to Harbor Greens, Gig Harbor, and University Place's freshest market.

More information: Website and Facebook 


Local Boys Fruit and Produce 

6702 Tyee Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA

Details: Local Fruit and Produce Stand. We also carry wine, beer, cheese, flowers, meat, and wild seafood!

More Information: Website and Facebook n a farm's FB page

Fall events in Gig Harbor

We are slowly starting to see events come back to Gig Harbor, safely. Check out our Link to the Halloween guide here. Got an event coming up? Submit it here Include a link to submit events.

Macaroni KID Gig Harbor is adding fall events regularly as we find them, so check back often for updates!


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