The Most Beautiful Fall Getaways in Pennsylvania to
See Fall Foliage
Looking for the best fall getaways in Pennsylvania? Check out our list of the top places to see fall foliage, with miles of trails and stunning lookout points. Plus, we've got recommendations on where to stay for the perfect fall weekend getaway.
Colorful Fall Getaways in Pennsylvania
Presque Isle State Park in The Fall
Presque Isle State Park, PA, is the perfect place to see fall colors. The 3,200-acre state park is located on a peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. There are 13.5 miles of trails to explore, and the fall foliage is simply stunning.
Hike or bike Gull Point Trail which runs through the entire peninsula and is surrounded by beautiful trees. Visit Perry Monument, Presque Isle Lighthouse, and Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Spend time enjoying the lake views on one of the 13 gorgeous beaches. Rent a boat or kayak at Presque Isle Canoe & Boat Livery.
If you're looking for a place to stay, we recommend the Waterfront Hotel on Erie's Bayfront. The hotel is located just minutes from Presque Isle State Park, and offers stunning views of the water.
The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania (Pine Creek Gorge) in the Fall
Pine Creek Gorge (or the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania) spreads for over 45 miles. Astonishing views, cliff walls, waterfalls, and picturesque hiking trails all make Pine Creek Gorge one of the top destinations for a fall weekend getaway.
To see fall colors head to two “must-see” lookout points (1) Colton Point lookout on the west rim of the canyon and (2)Leonard Harrison lookout on the east rim of the canyon.
Both offer spectacular views of the Canyon all year round, but visiting them in the fall is especially breathtaking!
You can also take a train ride on the Tioga Central Railroad.
We recommend you stay at beautiful Bear Lodges. These are unique B&Bs located right in the heart of The Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, with private hot tubs, fireplaces, and breathtaking views from the rooms.
Kinzua Bridge State Park PA in the Fall
Kinzua Bridge State Park is one of the top destinations for the Pennsylvania fall getaway. The park is located in the Allegheny National Forest, and is home to the Kinzua Viaduct. The viaduct was once the longest and tallest railroad bridge in the world.
The views from the bridge are simply breathtaking, and the fall colors are stunning. There are also a number of hiking trails in the park, so you can explore the woods and take in the beauty of nature.
One of the best places to stay while visiting Kinzua Bridge State Park is the campground at Allegheny National Forest KOA. The campground is located right in the heart of the forest, and offers many amenities like RV hookups and cabins.
Fall Weekend Getaway to Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Gorge State Park in Pocono Mountains PA
Jim Thorpe and Lehigh Gorge State Park in Pocono Mountains fit perfectly for the fall getaway in Pennsylvania list. Jim Thorpe is a small quaint town in the Pocono Mountains. Lehigh Gorge State Park is located just 7 min away from Jim Thorpe. The fall colors in the area are simply beautiful, and there are plenty of things to do.
You should plan to attend the fall foliage festival in Jim Thorpe held every weekend in October. Enjoy scenic train rides, arts and crafts, delicious food, free live music, children's activities, spooky ghost tours, and seasonal specials from local restaurants, shops, and galleries.
Take a two-hour scenic fall foliage train ride from Steamtown to East Stroudsburg, spend time at the Pickle Me Poconos Festival in East Stroudsburg, and then head back to Steamtown.
If you're looking for a place to stay, we recommend The Inn At Jim Thorpe. This elegant hotel is located in the heart of downtown Jim Thorpe and offers great rooms, dining, and a spa.
Fall Weekend Getaway to Ricketts Glen State Park PA
Ricketts Glen State Park is one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. Located in North East PA near Benton. The park is home to waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails, and some of the most beautiful fall colors in Pennsylvania.
Hike the famous Falls Trail, where you will see over 20 waterfalls, including the 94-foot Ganoga Falls. In the Fall, the trail is filled with color. Fish, kayak, or paddle board at peaceful Lake Jean which offers stunning views of fall colors.
We recommend staying at The Old Tioga Inn Bed and Breakfast. The inn is located near the park and has perfect reviews and great amenities, including a Jacuzzi for two, fireplaces, and free breakfast.
Colorful Fall Getaway to Ohiopyle State Park PA
Ohiopyle State Park is one of the most popular fall getaways in Pennsylvania. This 20,500 acres park is located in the Laurel Highlands and is home to several gorgeous waterfalls, great hiking trails, the Youghiogheny river, and a vast variety of recreational activities.
Visit Cucumber Falls, Ohiopyle Falls, and Baughman Rock Vista Overlook to see beautiful views. The Cucumber Falls and The Ohiopyle Falls are very easily accessible and offer stunning views. The Baughman Rock Overlook gives you a gorgeous birds-eye view of the park.
Fall Getaway at a Beautiful Raystown Lake in PA
If you want to witness the best fall foliage in Pennsylvania, then head to Raystown Lake. The lake is located in central Pennsylvania and is surrounded by beautiful forests. It is the largest lake that is entirely within Pennsylvania.
The lake is located in Huntingdon County. There are plenty of lookout points around the lake where you can take in the stunning views, such as Seven Points Marina, Trough Creek State Park, and Lake Raystown Resort. Enjoy boating, camping, hiking & biking, fishing, and so much more.
If you're looking for a place to stay, we recommend the Lake Raystown Resort, which offers cozy cabins and lodge rooms. The resort is located right on the lake and has its own marina.
Fall Weekend Getaway to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in PA
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is a must-see for Fall Getaway.
Located at the border of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, this recreation area is perfect for those who love the outdoors. With over 150 miles of trails, Delaware Water Gap offers plenty of opportunities to explore the fall foliage.
There are also several great lookout points to see fall foliage:
- The Point of the Gap Overlook
- Arrow Island Overlook
- Resort Point Overlook
- Kittatinny Point
Fall Weekend Getaway to Worlds End State Park in PA
Worlds End State Park is a great place to see Pennsylvania's Fall Foliage. The park is located in the Endless Mountains region and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.
Loyalsock Canyon Vista is the most known overlook at Worlds End State Park be cause you can drive right to the overlook. Other overlooks include Worlds End Vista (at Worlds End Trail) and High Rock Vista (at High Rock Trail).
There are several places to stay in the area, but we recommend the Worlds End State Park Campground. This campground offers great views of the fall foliage and is centrally located to all the best fall activities in the area.
Breathtaking Weekend Getaway at Allegheny National Forest in PA
Allegheny National Forest is 513,000 acres of land that offers splendid views of Pennsylvania's fall foliage. The forest is located in the northwestern part of the state and offers surreal views of the surrounding forest. With over 200 miles of trails, the Allegheny National Forest is a great place to explore Pennsylvania's fall foliage.
Many lookout points throughout the forest offer stunning views of the fall colors. One of the best overlooks to see Fall Foliage is Rimrock Overlook. It is located near Allegheny Reservoir and offers scenic views of Kinzua Bay and great views of the valley. The overlook is a short walk and a few steps from the parking area.
Lastly, we recommend staying at the Allegheny National Forest Campground. The campground is located within the forest and offers beautiful views of the fall foliage. You can enjoy many activities at the campground, such as hiking, fishing, and picnicking.
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