Fall Foliage in PA

A trillion or so trees are waiting to say hello.

Mother Nature has once again blessed us with this season's spectacular fall foliage.

Every fall, Pennsylvania puts on an unrivaled blaze of glory along its highways, country roads and small towns. The autumn canopy reveals the candy yellows and rich oranges from poplar, hickory, sycamore and birch trees. The deeper reds and purples shine atop Pennsylvania's red maple, sumac and black gum species. And with the touch of autumn's wand, the rich and vibrant burnt sienna scenery appears as far as the eye can see. Yeah, Fall is Bigger Here in Pennsylvania, with unforgettable color excursions in every region. Check out our Leaf Peepers Road Trips for 3-day itinerary suggestions that show off our colors. The only trick to our autumn wonderland is going at the perfect time of the season, so check back soon for our Fall Foliage Reports, starting weekly at the end of September.

It's also the harvest season in Keystone Country, when PA produce is ripe for the pickin'. And that means farm-fresh apples from country markets, prize animals at county fairs and causal strolls through pumpkin patches. Enjoy!

Northern region:

The color, mellowness and perfection of our famous painted leaves are in full effect up here among the mountains and valleys. It's the home of UpstatePA and the Marie Antoinette Lookout, which offers a bird's-eye scenic view of the Endless Mountains and Susquehanna River. Not to mention it's the home to some of the most charming towns this side of a storybook.

There's so much to see this time of year. Learn more about fall foliage in the Northern region.


Central region:

Engulfed in a blaze of red, orange and gold glory, there isn't a better leaf-peeking adventure than in the heart of the state. Hike the Delaware Water Gap, bike the Great Allegheny Passage in the Laurel Highlands, listen for the distinctive bugle of the elk along the Elk Scenic Drive, and search for unique treasures at one of our many antique outlets.

There's so much to see this time of year. Learn more about fall foliage in the Central region.


Southern region:

Autumn hues usually last longer in this region, with shades of scarlet and subtle yellows holding on throughout some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful landscapes, including Bucks County and the Brandywine Valley. Don't miss the Amish Country, King's Gap State Park, Bedford or the tree-lined neighborhoods of Philadelphia.

There's so much to see this time of year. Learn more about fall foliage in the Southern region.


Fall Photos
Check out some beautiful fall photos taken all over Pennsylvania.
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