In the Pocono Mountains we are grateful to have all four seasons. As much as we all love the Summer months and hate to watch them go, it’s time to get excited for camp fires, pumpkins, crisp air, changing leaves, apple cider and Halloween costumes! The Pocono Mountains is home to 127 indigenous species of tress, plants and shrubs and there are tons of ways for you to witness the breathtaking views of the fall foliage. Also, don’t forget about all the festivals and fun to be had! Here are some ways to take in the fall foliage and welcome the new season:
Tours & Sightseeing
There are about a million ways to view the beautiful foliage in the Poconos this Fall. Here are some tips on how to get the best seat in the house:
Take a ride on The Stourbridge Line through Northeastern Pa, along the Lackawaxen River Valley. During the foliage season, this 25 mile ride on a historic railroad will give you the best view of the vibrant Fall colors.
Attend an environmental event at PEEC or the Kettle Creek EE Center. Events and educational programs this Fall will be sure to teach you about the foliage, wild life and more.
Take a drive through the winding roads up toward Bushkill Falls or ride along the Delaware River and stop at the overlooks in the Delaware Water Gap.
Hop on an air tour and view the foliage from thousands of feet up with Moyer Aviation.
Learn the skills of photographer, John Barclay at his Fall Photography Workshop, October 14th through 16th. You will learn how to take your own pictures of the beautiful fall season.
Pick out the best pumpkins with your family
Get lost in a corn maze
Learn about the spooky past on a historic ghost walk
Attend a festival!
- Mount Pocono Harvest Festival – September 24th
- PEEC’s Harvest Festival – October 1st
- Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Weekends – Saturdays & Sundays until October 16th
- Oktoberfest – October 1st & 2nd
- Autumn Timber Festival – October 8th & 9th
- Harvest and Heritage Days – October 8th & 9th
- Quiet Valley’s Harvest Festival – October 8th & 9th
- Pocono Food Truck Festival & Art on the Mountain – October 15th & 16th
- Pennsylvania Music Festival – October 28-30th
- 26th Annual Great Brews Beer Festival – November 19th & 20th