Do It For the ‘Gram: Best Places for Fall Foliage Photos in Arlington

Fall is a time when cozy sweaters adorn shop windows, candles smell of pumpkin spice, and shopping carts are filled with cozy blankets, seasonal pillows, and fall décor. Colors of orange, scarlet, and gold dress Arlington on rainy days which pair well with warm apple cider and visits to the pumpkin patch. If you’re looking for that perfect spot to take a photo in Arlington this fall, here are a few ideas:

🍂 Charge up your phone at Moe’s Coffee before grabbing a delicious pumpkin latte and heading to walk the Centennial Trail! The trail will lead you to the walkable Haller Bridge, which is built over the Stillaguamish river. The Haller Bridge is an excellent place for a great fall photo opportunity.

🍂 Get your best Instagram shot located in our beautiful historic downtown. Set foot along Olympic Avenue, and you will find a set of colorful painted Arlington Wings that serve as the perfect fall IG backdrop.

🍂 Next, head to Legion Park, where you can find the fall trees twinkling with lights under the Autumn sky. Did you know at Legion Park we have an Outdoor Eatery? You can grab a bite to eat at one of our participating restaurants and enjoy a meal under the trees!

🍂 While at the park, don’t forget to take a fun photo underneath the Arlington sign at the historic Depot. The fall colors against the red historic depot are breathtaking! If you are looking for things to do in Arlington, The Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce (located at the Depot) can guide you in the right direction. 

🍂 Visit one of Arlington’s famous farms this fall for that perfect harvest photo. Pick out your favorite pumpkin or fall décor at one of our family-friendly farms and take your best family photo! To view a list of farms to visit this fall, click here.

Photo Credit: 📷 Biringer Farm

🍂 If you want professional photos taken this fall either downtown or at a nearby pumpkin patch, check out Meet Me in Arlington for fall family photos by Gray Mountain Photography.

See even more ideas on discovering the outdoors on Meet Me in Arlington for hikes and trails that are sure to IG worthy fall pics. Share the Fall Love: Take a photo at your favorite historic Arlington location and tag @MeetinArlington # MeetMeinArlington.

Whether you’re of Irish heritage, or simply want to channel your inner leprechaun, we welcome you to check out our events and activities in honor of St. Patrick’s Day!

☘St. Patrick’s Day 5K/10K

Register here for the Shamrock n’ Roll Run! Ready to re-engage those New Year’s Resolutions?

When:  Saturday, March 12, 2022, 10:00 AM

Where:  Across the street from the Arlington Boys and Girls Club

☘Sip n’ Shop 5K

Join ATHLEISURE COLLECTIVE & The Lounge at Moe’s for a 5k to get our bodies moving… followed by dinner, drinks, and an AC POP UP SHOP at The Lounge!

When: Thursday, March 17, 2022, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Where: The Lounge at Moe’s on Olympic


☘Sip and Paint Acrylics- Shamrocks

Sno-Isle Libraries is partnering with Silver Kite Community Arts to offer FREE online intergenerational workshops for the community to provide stimulating creative engagement opportunities.

Join us for a step-by-step Shamrock acrylic painting workshop with one of SilverKite’s professional teaching artists. Grab a beverage of your choice and spend an hour with us talking and making art together!

When:  Saturday, March 12, 2022, 1:30 PM

Where:  Online event

Register on the Silver Kite website to get your Zoom link.


☘️ Lilac and Grace

Lilac and Grace may be off the beaten path but they promise you won’t be disappointed with over 15,000 items in stock from Size 0 to 24w, oh my! Everything on their website is in-store ready for purchase and they ship worldwide.

Lilac and Grace is right near Skookum Brewery & Elemental Cider, so before your St. Patrick’s Day celebration stop by and check out their festive, green clothing options, perfect for the holiday!

Mon – Fri, 9-5
Saturday 10-4

Sunday is by appointment just give them a call to schedule!

Phone: 360-322-7413

Ready to celebrate the luck of the Irish and all things green in Arlington? Well, you are in luck because our local restaurants and bars have made up some deliciously creative, limited-time offerings in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Check out our St. Patrick’s Day Dining Guide aimed to help you find a Guinness and some Irish grub! 

☘Centennial Bar & Grill

Centennial Bar & Grill is a local, family-friendly restaurant located in downtown Arlington. Enjoy a front-row seat any day of the week to all major sporting events broadcasted on multiple TVs. Centennial has pool tables, and plenty of space to kick back and relax while enjoying lunch or dinner. Be sure to stop by on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, for an Irish-inspired menu with a pint of Guinness.

Address: 318 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA

☘Steins Taphouse

For a family-friendly night out, visit Steins Taphouse. Locally owned and operated, Steins serves 32 of Washington’s finest brews, including 26 varieties of beer, 5 ciders, and a root beer on tap! They offer indoor mini-golf, it’s kid-friendly and only $4/person. Steins will be serving a Cornbeef Sandwich and hosting a Trivia Night on St. Patrick’s Day – it’s free to play and starts at 6:30 pm.

Address: 20308 77th Ave NE suite B, Arlington, WA 98223

☘Hubb’s Pizza and Pasta

Hubb’s is one of Arlington’s go-to restaurants for delicious Italian food- Hubb’s Pizza and Pasta is family-owned, offering dine-in or take-out 7 days a week. They will be launching cocktails on St. Patrick’s Day so be sure to stop by and check out their brand-new drink menu, which will include something special for the holiday!

Address: 21102 67th Ave NE, Arlington, WA 98223

☘Hammond Bread

We welcome you to one of our newest brick-and-mortar bakeries in downtown Arlington! Hammond Bread serves up fresh baked goods, including their famous giant cinnamon rolls, homemade bread, buttercream frosted sugar cookies, gluten-free treats, cookie kits, and more. Visit Hammond Bread on St. Patrick’s Day for a tasty dessert that is sure to bring you luck!

Address: 119 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, Washington 98223

☘️ Sugar & Spoon Cookie Dough

We are so happy that Sugar + Spoon has now expanded its food trucks all over the Pacific Northwest, including in Arlington! You can find their bubblegum pink truck parked outside of Hubb’s Pizza and Pasta with pop-ups throughout the month. Sugar + Spoon serves up edible cookie dough with seasonal flavors paired with yummy vanilla ice cream. Make sure to check out their local event schedule for the month of March!

Address: 21102 67th Ave NE, Arlington WA 98223

☘Elemental Hard Cider

Looking for a gluten-free and vegan dining option?  We recommend Elemental Hard Cider, locally owned and operated, they offer handcrafted hard cider, along with an allergen-friendly food menu. Elemental ciders are reminiscent of champagne, crossflow filtered, and mildly effervescent for a clean taste. It’s no surprise why they’ve become a destination for visitors all over the Northwest. Be sure to try their stone-fired pizzas – cauliflower, rice crust, and dairy-free cheese also available!  Stop by on St. Patrick’s Day for a fun twist on their favorites!

Address: 6015 180th St. NE #101, Arlington, WA 98223

☘The Restaurant at Rhodes River Ranch

Located in the foothills of the Cascades in Oso, just north of downtown Arlington, The Restaurant at Rhodes River Ranch offers home-cooked unique signature dishes, desserts, burgers, steaks, prime rib, and family meal options.  Open Wednesday-Saturday for dine-in and take-out, and breakfast and brunch on Sundays, Rhodes River Ranch has an extensive menu for every appetite.  We recommend their All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips, which is from 4-8 pm every Thursday, priced at $15/person. Be sure to make a reservation for St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy their Irish-inspired specials!

Address: 22016 Enstminger Rd. Arlington WA, 982

Collectibles, Treasures, and More…

by Sarah Lopez

We used to call it junk store browsing. It’s more fashionable to call the treasures you will find in downtown Arlington collectibles. The quaint little town has a nice mix of collectible stores on the main street (Olympic Avenue), making an outing with mom, or your friends, a perfect way to spend time together. My mom is a regular; she likes to frequent these stores, checking in for any new items. And she has a favorite store, rightly named “My Favorite Things.” Before heading in we park the car at Legion Park across the street!

Shops Not to Miss

My Favorite Things is predominately antiques. You will recognize items from your childhood, knick-knacks galore. Super pretty pink glassware. Cute yard items.  Things that you still need today or want to share with your adult children, like cast-iron pans. After visiting My Favorite Things:

Last Stop, Katelyn’s Korner

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