Fall Foliage Destinations Throughout Upstate PA
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When it comes to Pennsylvania’s beautiful landscapes, Upstate PA offers some of the best — especially during fall. Mountains and forests saturated with fiery seasonal colors frame the region and its tranquil communities, state parks, and bustling cities — like Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Come take in autumn’s awe-inspiring show in Upstate PA.
Worlds End State Park
Talk about a sight to behold at Worlds End State Park. The 780-acre rugged and rustic park offers several vantage points to admire the autumn rainbow at its finest. Venture along any of the seven trails that cover 20 miles through the park, or take a short drive to Canyon Vista or High Knob Overlook to take in the picturesque scenery.
Even if you’ve never given vintage planes or cars a second thought, a visit to the Eagles Mere Air and Eagles Mere Auto Museums is a must on this trip. These eye-catching, fascinating time capsules of transportation history are only open for a short time each year — mid-May through mid-October, Saturdays, and Sundays. Want to see the aircrafts in action? If you stop by on a Sunday, you’ll be able to watch pilots fly the vintage planes as they take off at the museum’s private airport.
At Eagles Mere Museum, see why local residents are so proud of their picturesque village. The museum celebrates the town’s unique history of glass making, farming, hotels and cottages, a narrow-gauge railroad, and the formation of Eagles Mere Lake.
Twin Spruce Tourist Home B&B | Woodland Pines
Put your feet up at the Twin Spruce Tourist Home B&B, a gorgeous 1885 Victorian home. Nestled amongst towering pines, you’ll find Woodland Pines, a private and quaint cottage. The two-bedroom vintage cedar shake shingled cabin accommodates parties of up to six and features kitchen/dining room combination and stone fireplace.
You’ll find your next stop just 45 minutes away along scenic Route 6. Take a break from enjoying the fall foliage and go for a walk through the downtown streets of Tunkhannock on the town’s historic walking tour. This self-guided tour will introduce you to the architectural beauty of 40 homes and buildings, as well as educate you on the history behind each structure.
Mormon Monument & Priesthood Restoration Site
Continue your history lesson at the Mormon Monument & Priesthood Restoration Site. The storied place welcomes visitors from international locations looking to learn more about the history of the Mormon faith. The restored homestead of church founder Joseph Smith has been meticulously restored and features farmhouses, trails, and a state-of-the-art visitors center on the site where doctrine states that Smith was conferred the priesthood by John the Baptist.
Marie Antoinette Lookout
Travel just an hour down route 706 to see the Marie Antoinette Lookout, which offers a scenic view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains. The French Azilum, a French refugee settlement that was established between 1793 and 1803 and was intended to be a place of escape for Marie Antoinette, now offers visitors a great location for the perfect selfie.
When daylight runs out, relax at a hometown pub. If you’re looking for the best prime rib around and generous servings, Maloney’s has you covered.
Tuscarora State Park | Locust Lake State Park
Day three is all about parks! Visit Tuscarora State Park and nearby Locust Lake State Park for lakeside adventures or relaxation. Both are perfect for a family picnic. There’s also plenty to do at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park, home to 60 acres of water and 123 acres of land. Crisp fall days offer the perfect weather for hiking, boating, and fishing — all against the beautiful backdrop of mountainous fall foliage.
Galen Glen Winery | Seasons Restaurant
The Maid’s Quarters Bed, Breakfast & Tearoom | Yuengling Factory
Finish your weekend getaway enjoying the scenic views of the region and book a room at The Maid’s Quarters Bed, Breakfast & Tearoom for a quaint evening. Before traveling home, toast to an unforgettable autumn adventure with a visit to the nearby Yuengling Factory.