Autumn’s rustic colors are splashed across the landscape like an artist’s masterpiece, making it the ideal time for a road trip. Pack your bags because this fall foliage road trip in Pennsylvania will take you across the state and to some of the most beautiful spots in the country.
Plan Your Road Trip!
There's no better way to kick off the fall season than to hit the open road on an epic fall foliage road trip across Pennsylvania. Add stops to the itinerary. Delete stops. Use the itinerary as inspiration to create your own road trip. Whatever you do, have fun!
1. Presque Isle
Start your road trip in Presque Isle State Park where you can climb aboard a horse drawn wagon or a hayride for an unforgettable journey. Pack your hiking boots because you might also want to hit the hiking trails to get another view of the fall foliage.
2. Kinzua Bridge State Park
Conquer your fear of heights from the Skywalk at Kinzua Bridge State Park. Walk to the end of the skywalk for a sweeping view of the fall foliage surrounding you. Then, if you dare, stand on the glass to look straight down at the colorful palette below.
3. Pine Creek Gorge
No fall foliage road trip would be complete without a stop at Pine Creek Gorge - the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania - in Wellsboro. Get unforgettable views of the gorge from scenic vistas in either Leonard Harrison State Park or Colton Point State Park. But, don't just settle for a view of the fall foliage from above. Head to the bottom of the canyon for more spectacular views.
4. Pocono Mountains
Drink in the stunning views of the Pocono Mountains on the next stop of this fall foliage road trip that will take you along Route 507 near Lake Wallenpaupak. Spend a day or two in town so you can join a walking tour or embark on one of the hiking trails at Big Pocono State Park.
5. Lehigh Gorge State Park
Breathe in the brisk autumn air on your next stop at Lehigh Gorge State Park, a 6,100 acre state park that offers hiking and biking trails - both perfect ways to view the fall foliage. Hit the 26-mile Lehigh Gorge Trail, which will take you past waterfalls and along the Lehigh River. The nearby Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway also offers fall foliage train trips.
6. Washington Crossing Historic Park
Capture stunning photographs of the fall foliage at the 500 acre Washington Crossing Historic Park. For the best views of Bucks County and the Delaware River in all of its autumn glory, climb to the top of the 125 foot Bowman's Hill Tower. The tower is open daily, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the tower is $6 per person.
7. Lancaster County
Lancaster County takes center stage on the next stop of this epic road trip. The rolling Amish farmland painted in autumn's colors creates a stunning masterpiece. Simply take a drive through the Lancaster countryside or head to Susquehannock State Park's Pinnacle Overlook for sweeping views of the fall foliage and the Susquehanna River.
8. Gettysburg National Military Park
History whispers throughout Gettysburg National Military Park, said to be haunted by the spirits of some of the 51,000 men who died there in the Battle of Gettysburg. Rent a horse from a local business for a unique way to view the fall foliage at the park. Or, simply embark on a walking tour of the battlefield.
9. Ohiopyle State Park
End your epic road trip at Ohiopyle State Park in Western Pennsylvania, a sprawling state park that stretches across more than 20,000 acres. Hit one of the hiking, biking, or horseback riding trails for unique views of the fall foliage that will include unparalleled views of two waterfalls: Ohiopyle Falls and Cucumber Falls.
Embark on this epic fall foliage road trip in Pennsylvania this autumn then, if you want someone else to do the driving for a change of pace,
climb aboard this train for a one-of-a-kind fall experience.