The Best Times And Places To View Fall Foliage In Pennsylvania

Carve out time this autumn to embrace the sheer beauty of the fall foliage that crisscrosses Pennsylvania. The timing of the changing of the leaves will depend on where in the state you live. Fortunately, several organizations, such as Smoky, issue annual fall foliage predictions so you know when to see fall colors in Pennsylvania and to better plan your fall activities.

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Now that you know when you see fall colors in Pennsylvania, you just have to decide where you’re going to check them out. Want to get some really unforgettable views of the fall colors in Pennsylvania? Hit the road on this spectacular autumn road trip through Pennsylvania.

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When To See Fall Colors In Pennsylvania

August 30, 2019

What is there to do in Pennsylvania in the fall?

You’ll find a ton to do in PA in the fall, especially if you want to drink in Pennsylvania’s sensational fall foliage. Embark on a scenic train ride; take a leisurely ride on such picturesque roads as the Laurel Highlands Scenic Byway, and set off on a refreshing autumn hike.

If you’re up for a scenic hike, follow the Lake Side Trail in Hills Creek State Park. The picturesque trail will take you through tree-lined areas, drenched in the colors of fall; give you a glimpse of local wildlife; and you can enjoy a leisurely meal at one of the picnic tables.

Where can I see the best fall foliage in Pennsylvania?

No matter where you live, you’ll have the opportunity to see beautiful Pennsylvania fall foliage. Go for a walk around the neighborhood, for example, or visit such state parks as Leonard Harrison State Park in Tioga County, Ohiopyle State Park in Ohiopyle, and Marsh Creek State Park in Downington.

Keep an eye on the calendar, so you don’t miss the peak fall foliage in Pennsylvania. If you’re not up for a visit to a Pennsylvania state park, consider going on a hike on a local trail. Popular trails that offer the rustic colors of autumn include Pittsburgh Botanical Garden and Longwood Gardens in Philadelphia.

Why should I visit Pennsylvania in the fall?

With leaves changing color in Pennsylvania, autumn is the perfect time to visit, and you’ll have an abundance of things to do once you arrive. Sit back, relax, and drink in the splendor of Pennsylvania’s fall foliage aboard one of its fall foliage scenic train rides. Climb aboard the train at Oil Creek & Titusville in Titusville, New Hope & Ivyland Railroad in New Hope, and Lehigh Gorge Scenic Highway in Jim Thorpe.

If you’re up for a road trip, consider hitting the highway on a journey that will take you to some of the best places to see the fall colors in Pennsylvania. For an unforgettable trip, plan a visit to Tioga State Forest in Wellsboro, Pine Creek Gorge in Watson Township, and Sproul State Forest in Renovo.