Pennsylvania is home to a wide variety of landscapes. From verdant mountains, to rolling plains, and even raging white-water rapids, Pennsylvania has it all. This diverse landscape makes Pennsylvania a prime location for a wide variety of fall foliage tours. Enjoy the fall foliage as the trees turn the mountainside into a sea of autumn colors, or watch as the lakes radiate yellow oaks and sun burnt maples.
The dense woodland areas of Pennsylvania are home to towering oaks, verdant maples, sparkling rivers, abundant wildflowers and a variety of wildlife. All of these aspects make for the perfect location for a fall foliage tour!
Pennsylvania foliage season begins in mid- to late September and ends in late October. Pennsylvania’s peak foliage season typically occurs the second week in October. Pennsylvania is a beautiful sight to see when the nearly 17 million acres of forest light up in an array of beautiful and vibrant colors.
Lehigh Gorge State Park
Lehigh Gorge State Park is known for its steep walls, thick vegetation, rock formations, and abundant waterfalls. All of these characteristics make Lehigh Gorge State Park a perfect location for fall foliage enthusiast. Walk the tree-covered trails down to the expansive waterfalls that radiate the autumn colors off of their sparkling blue waters. The park has an expansive twenty-five mile stretch of trails, perfect for walking tours throughout the expansive foliage. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/lehighgorge.aspx#directions
Delaware Water Gap National Park
Delaware Water Gap National Park stretches over 70,000 acres and runs along 40 miles of the Delaware River. This National Park covers an exceptionally diverse landscape including steep river valleys, verdant woodlands, and soaring mountains. The park’s 12 hiking trails are covered by 65 species of deciduous and evergreen trees, providing you with picturesque views of the fall foliage. When trail peaks and opens wide, you’ll enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the entire river valley, as the mountainside turns into a sea of autumn colors. When you reach the south end of the park, the river trail cuts eastward and you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Appalachian Mountains.