The burnt oranges, golden yellows and rich reds; shades of color that present themselves in endless variations, pleasing your eye and simultaneously putting thoughts of crisp air, warm sweaters and hot cocoa in your mind.
Did you know Pennsylvania’s great variety of deciduous trees, shrubs and vines treat residents and visitors alike to longer and more varied fall foliage displays than anywhere else in the entire world? It’s true! Pennsylvania just happens to be at the ideal longitude and latitude and have the perfect range of varied topographies to offer a blaze of autumn color everywhere you turn. Whether you prefer to walk, bike or ride through it, dust off your camera and go check out Mother Nature’s brilliant autumn color palette in the leaves of Pennsylvania’s fall foliage.
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 three-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!