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Leaf Peeping in Pennsylvania


Walnut Creek/Wintergreen Gorge. Photo courtesy VisitErie
Walnut Creek/Wintergreen Gorge. Photo courtesy VisitErie

There are many reasons to love living in the Greater Pittsburgh area, and this time of year is one of the best because it’s fall foliage time! Pennsylvania has some of the most colorful leaves around. According to the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), thanks to PA’s location, there are over 134 varieties of trees, ensuring one of the longest and most colorful leaf seasons in the world. PA is also where the tree line of northern species of trees meets the southern tree line, adding to the wealth of colors and tones. Add in the scrubs, vines and other plants, and PA has an unsurpassed fall leaf watching show.

Within easy driving distance of the Greater Pittsburgh region, there are several places to take in the fall colors.