Pennsylvania August 29, 2017
This Dreamy Road Trip Will Take You To The Best Fall Foliage In All Of Pennsylvania
Summer’s quickly winding down which means we’ll soon be surrounded by rustic bursts of color, the sound of leaves crunching beneath our feet, and the crisp air blowing through our hair. Soak up the magic of autumn – the sights, the sounds, and the smells – on this fall foliage road trip in Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania's a huge state with so many gorgeous places to view the fall foliage that it's impossible to cram all of those spots into one digestible road trip. The following road trip features just a sampling of spots in the state where you can view the spectacular fall foliage. Follow the road trip or use it as an inspiration to create your own autumn adventure. Off we go!
1. Tioga State Forest –1 Nessmuk Lane, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Start your autumn adventure at Tioga State Forest. The forest boasts several scenic overlooks, including the Pine Creek Vista and Mountain Creek Vista, that promise spellbinding views of the forest as it bursts with the colors of fall. Both vistas are within easy walking distance of parking.
2. Pine Creek Gorge – Watson Township, PA 17740
Our next stop is within Tioga State Forest: The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Admire the vibrant colors of fall along Pine Creek Gorge. You can view the colorful gorge from the scenic vistas in Colton Point State Park or Leonard Harrison State Park. After drinking in the beauty of the bird's eye view of the gorge, hike to the canyon floor.
3. Sproul State Forest – 15187 Renovo Road, Renovo, PA 17764
Drive through the charming town of Renovo as you make your way to Sproul State Forest. Travel along the High Plateau Scenic Byway along State Route 44, beginning at the Snow Shoe Exit (147) for a breathtaking bird's eye view of the forest painted in the colors of fall. The 27-mile scenic byway promises unspoiled views of the forest and local wildlife.
4. Elk Country Visitor Center – 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821
Next up: The Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, where you'll enjoy stunning views of the fall foliage
and the area's elk. Nestled in the Pennsylvania Wilds, the Elk Country Visitor Center welcomes guests to stroll along its hiking trails that lead to viewing areas. Watch the elk as they graze with the colorful fall foliage in the background. Scenic wagon rides, which require a reservation, are available through October.
5. Allegheny National Forest – 131 Smokey Lane, Marienville, PA 16239
Allegheny National Forest spreads over 500,000 acres of land, promising plenty of opportunities to view the fall foliage. Head to Rimrock Overlook or Jake's Rock Overlook for sweeping views of the autumn colors. Or, embark on one of the hiking trails, such as the two mile Shawmut Trail that will take you through vibrant wooded areas, peaceful meadows, and rolling farmland.
6. Susquehannock State Forest – 3150 East 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915
Alas, all good things must end. If you've followed the road trip map, you've traveled more than 250 miles over six hours to reach your final destination: Susquehannock State Forest. View the endless fall foliage from one of 16 scenic vistas, such as Hawk Point Overlook, Pinnacle Overlook, Wisslers Run Overlook, or Urey Overlook.
Are you ready to hit the road on this spectacular fall foliage road trip in Pennsylvania? If you’re not in the mood for driving, hop aboard this
fall foliage train ride in Jim Thorpe.