Ephrata, Pennsylvania 2009 Fall Foliage Travel and Tourism Info

Thanks to the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce for providing this most helpful information

Foliage.org: Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within  Ephrata that are known for their uniquely beautiful autumn foliage displays?

Route 322 through the Brickerville area and down through Cornwall and Mount Gretna.  Also Route 501 North towards Shaefferstown. We would also suggest the Pennsylvania State Game Lands off Route 322 in Clay.

Foliage.org: What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for Fall tourists?

Route 322 and 501

Foliage.org: What festivals or other public events are taking place during the 2009 Fall foliage season?

PA Renaissance Faire at the Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Route 72, 1/4 mile south of PA Turnpike, Exit 266, 14 miles East of Hershey, 15 miles North of Lancaster.  Also the PA State Game Lands in Clay offers a wide variety of activities during the fall season.

Foliage.org: Are there historic or cultural sites that are popular destinations for Fall foliage travelers? What are they?

Ephrata Cloister and PA Renaissance Faire.  Also, PA State Game Lands in Clay.

Foliage.org: What are some other popular tourist attractions for autumn travelers to Ephrata What are some of the less well known, but much loved local attractions?

Again, Ephrata Cloister, 10,000 Villages, and of course, many, many antique stores in the Adamstown area.

Foliage.org: Are there favorite destinations for history, literature, architecture buffs, or antique collectors? What are they?

Many antique and collector shop sin Adamstown all along Route 322.  Also, Stout’s Brewery and The Black Horse Inn.

Foliage.org: What are some favorite destinations or activities of families traveling during the Fall travel season?

PA State Game Lands in Clay, Ephrata Cloister, Eicher Arts Center (Ephrata), Dutch Wonderland, Amish working Farm on Route 30 East, Hayrides and Halloween attractions such as Field of Screams and Little Screamers (a non-scary approach for the little ones as well as the PA Renaissance Faire.

Foliage.org: What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?

Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce and padutchcountry.com

Foliage.org: Is there anything else you would like to tell visitors thinking about traveling Ephrata for the fall foliage season?

Ephrata is a wonderful, historic town that continues to maintain it’s
cultural heritage; not only in the downtown area but throughout our
small community.  Ephrata offers the Eicher Arts Center, The Ephrata
Performing Arts Center, and The Ephrata Cloister.  I believe you will
find that a visit to Ephrata would be a warm, welcoming and memorable

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