Go Pumpkin Picking, Then Sleep In A Cabin Surrounded By Fall Foliage On This Weekend Getaway In Pennsylvania
Autumn promises an idyllic backdrop for a weekend getaway in Pennsylvania, and we have no shortage of amazing destinations that make for the perfect escape. Combine a few classics – pumpkin picking, escaping a corn maze, and drinking in the fall foliage – on this weekend getaway in the Poconos. It might even be the start of a new Pennsylvania in the fall tradition.
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What are the best Halloween towns in Pennsylvania?
There are 1,786 cities and towns in the Keystone State. And many of them are really great Halloween towns in Pennsylvania:
- Gettysburg: While you probably immediately associate Gettysburg with the Civil War, if you think about it, that makes also makes for a super haunted town to visit. And there are several haunted tours that you can sign up for to learn all about it.
- Jim Thorpe: Located in eastern Pennsylvania, this town is known as the “Switzerland of Pennsylvania” due to its gorgeous mountain views and valley. And the Inn at Jim Thorpe, located on Broadway, is rumored to be haunted. And the Halloween parade is a must-see.
Where are the best places to see fall foliage in Pennsylvania?
When the leaves start to change, you are in luck, as there are plenty of places to see fall foliage in Pennsylvania:
- Big Pocono State Park: Located in Tannersville, this 1,306-acre park is situated at the top of Cadillac Mountain, so it’s a prime spot for checking out the foliage. Head out and explore via eight miles of hiking trails.
- Oil Creek State Park: You’ll find this 6,250-acre park in Oil City. Not only can you see some great fall colors here within more than 50 miles of hiking trails, there are also some gorgeous waterfalls to take in.
- Great Allegheny Passage: This 150-mile rail trail runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland. Here, you’ll have supreme access to the Laurel Highlands and its colors. Head out and experience it on foot or bike.
Where can I go apple picking in Pennsylvania?
Nothing says fall like heading to an apple orchard. And there are plenty of places to go apple picking in Pennsylvania:
- Solebury Orchards: Located in New Hope, hop on the wagon ride to grab your own Galas, Fujis, Sweet Surprises, and more, or “pick your own” from the onsite market. You can also get other delicious fruit here, such as pears, blueberries, and cherries.
- Soergel Orchards: Head to Wrexham for this orchard and its plentiful options for apples, such as Ginger Gold, Northern Spy, and Braeburn. Not only that, but you can also pick up other goods at the market. There is also a wine store, deli, gift shop, and garden center.
- Simmons Farm: This orchard is located in Canonsburg. Choose from a variety of apples, such as Jonagold, Ida Red, Granny Smith, and more. You can also grab some peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, and flowers. There is also a hayride available.