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10 NEPA Fall Foliage Spots

NEPA turns into a leaf-peeping paradise every fall! Check out these 10 local places to catch the autumn leaves as they hit their peak. 

  • 1. D&L Trail – Black Diamond Trailhead

    Wright Twp., PA

    The Black Diamond Trailhead accesses a nine-mile section of rail trail from Wright Township to White Haven. It is part of the longer, 165-mile D&H Trail, which travels all the way to the Bristol, Pennsylvania. Go hiking or biking for the best views.

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  • 2. Merli-Sarnoski Park

    Fell Twp., PA

    Merli-Sarnoski Park features 840 acres for hiking, biking and picnicking. Explore 15 miles of wooded trails. The lake is also stocked for fishing.

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  • 3. Mauch Chunk Lake Park

    Jim Thorpe, PA

    Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a hotspot during the famous Pocono foliage season. The park features a 345-acre lake nestled in the mountains. Hiking and biking trails provide the best views.

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  • 4. Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails

    Hazle Twp., PA

    The Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails is an out-and-back rail trail for hiking and biking. The trail offers lush, colorful forest views. It’s even dog-friendly and easy enough for families.

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  • 5. Trolley Trail – Keystone College to Factoryville

    La Plume, PA

    This segment of the Trolley Trail stretches 1.7 miles along the historic Northern Electric Trolley line. A smooth surface and gentle grade make it an easy, family-friendly trail. It’s especially suited for walking and biking.

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  • 6. Woodbourne Forest Preserve

    Dimock, PA

    The Woodbourne Forest Preserve protects one of Pennsylvania’s few remaining old-growth forests. Explore the preserve with their four hiking trails. A scenic overlook provides prime views of the wetlands.

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    7. South Abington Recreation Park

    South Abington Twp., PA

    A walking path leads through the trees at this beautiful community park. Take a stroll over the two covered bridges or relax by the playground and basketball courts.

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  • 8. Starrucca Viaduct

    Susquehanna, PA

    Located near Luciana Park and the D&H Rail-Trail, the Starrucca Viaduct is the oldest railroad bridge in Pennsylvania that’s still in use today. This local landmark was built in 1848 and features 17 soaring stone arches.

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  • 9. Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

    Pine Grove, PA

    Sweet Arrow Lake County Park offers seven walking trails that a perfect for “leaf peeping.” The Waterfall Trail boasts great views of the forest and stream. You can also relax beside the pristine lake.

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  • 10. The Lands at Hillside Farms

    Shavertown, PA

    Hillside Farms is an educational, nonprofit dairy farm in the Back Mountain. The farm spans 412 acres of historic land. Explore the grounds, meet the animals and stop in the dairy store for local treats.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 10/11/2021

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