poconos fall foliage

A Golden Guide to the Most Spectacular Poconos Fall Foliage

You already know there are a million reasons to celebrate autumn in the Pocono Mountains, but do you know about the state’s best-kept secret? The reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn, of course! The Poconos’ fall foliage will take your breath away with its vibrant colors, cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, and scenic views. If you are looking for more things to do in the Poconos in the fall, take a look at our free Vacation Guide. You’ll find over 100 handpicked recommendations on outdoor recreation, fall festivals, restaurants, and more!  

Poconos Fall Foliage: Where to Find the Best Vistas 

Lake Wallenpaupack  

Lake Wallenpaupack is an excellent spot to view the Poconos’ fall foliage in a beautiful setting not far from The French Manor. The 5,700-acre lake boasts lovely views from its wooded shoreline and an array of fall activities like hiking, biking, and fishing.  

Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival 

Nestled in the beautiful Lehigh Gorge, the town of Jim Thorpe knows the perfect way to celebrate the fall season! Surrounded by dazzling fall colors and seasonal festivities, the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival is one of the region’s most anticipated events. The festival takes place the first three weekends of October and includes scenic train rides, live music, delicious food, ghost tours, and more!  

Delaware Water Gap

What better place to go leaf watching than the Delaware Water Gap? As one of the largest and most scenic recreation areas in Pennsylvania, this is a spot you need to experience this fall! With the rushing waters of the Delaware River, forested mountains, and cascading falls, the 70,000-acre site is home to some fascinating views. The best way to view the fall foliage here is along many hiking trails or with a scenic drive along North Delaware Rd. No matter how you choose to enjoy this experience, we promise it will be worth it!  

When Is the Best Time to View the Fall Foliage? 

If you aren’t sure when to plan your vacation, consult the weekly Poconos fall foliage forecast. Due to the region’s size, the full fall foliage report includes three color zones: Northern, Central, and Southern. Each zone reaches its peak at a different time, but usually, peak colors occur from mid to late October.  

Cozy Up at The French Manor This Fall 

After making priceless memories in the Poconos, head back to The French Manor and put your feet up in one of our peaceful accommodations. Many of our elegant rooms and suites offer plush beds, gorgeous views, and even private balconies for enjoying the fresh mountain air and beautiful foliage! When you’ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a delicious gourmet meal in our on-site restaurant. Between our premium amenities, breathtaking views, and delicious food, each day you spend here, will have you feeling refreshed and ready to keep exploring!   

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