Many travel to the beautiful Pocono Mountains each fall to see the area painted and splashed with vibrant shades of oranges, reds and yellows. The Pocono Mountains is home to roughly 127 different varieties of trees and plants that show their true majestic colors this time of year.
The region spans 2,400 square miles with three distinct color zones which allow you to catch peak colors not only once, but three times. The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau tracks the fall foliage and updates locals and visitors on the best times to see the brilliant foliage and where.
This is such a special time of year to be outside with family and friends. There is no shortage of fall, family friendly activities to do. From farmers markets, to pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, to playing a round of golf, hiking on one of the regions 260 trails, biking on the McDade Trail or visiting the Worthington State Forest that runs through the Delaware Water Gap. The opportunities are endless and will be a getaway you’ll be sure to want to capture among the backdrop of the spectacle of Autumn.
The Pocono Mountains Visitor Bureau updates the fall foliage forecast weekly and is anticipating peak color in the northern region to be October 16, in the central region to be through October 17th, and in the southern region around the 22nd of October. Don’t wait too long to get outside, take a drive or come for an overnight stay to do some leaf peeping, only one step outside is needed to surround yourself with crisp air and beautiful shades of Autumn. For overnight accommodations and seasonal packages visit The Shawnee Inn.