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Picture This: A Look Back at the 2020 Fall Foliage Season

We Rounded Up Our Favorite Fall Shots

This autumn was one of the most stunning fall foliage seasons we’ve seen in a long time. The weather played out perfectly, with dry, sunny days that were perfect for leaf peeping trips through the NEPA countryside. From the northern reaches of the Endless Mountains to the southern tip of the Valley, Mother Nature treated us to an incredible show of fiery reds, vivid oranges and rich yellows.

We spent weeks hitting the trails and chasing views all across NEPA. Now, we’ve put together some of our favorite photos and drone shots. Check out these pictures for a recap of this gorgeous fall season.

 

Endless Mountains

The fall foliage season began in the rolling hills and pristine farmland of the Endless Mountains. The first colors started to appear in late September, and soon the forests were blazing with colorful leaves.

We found amazing views along the water, like on the banks of the Susquehanna at Riverside Park, the shores of Lake Carey and the creekside gorge at Little Rocky Glen. Our travels took us from the forests of Howland Preserve to the fields of Lazybrook Park to the little-known gem at Peck Natural Area in Lake Winola. And with the fall leaves in full display, the soaring arches of the Martins Creek, Starrucca and Tunkhannock Viaducts were even more awe-inspiring.

Valley Communities

The autumn views lasted all October long in the Wyoming Valley. The region came to life with vibrant colors, which painted the entire countryside.

Local parks like Aylesworth Park, Merli-Sarnoski Park and Hillside Park were full of breathtaking foliage. The fall colors also reflected beautifully on the waters of Harris Pond, Lily Lake and Harveys Lake. And a quick drive from the bustling city of Scranton led us to vistas like Top of the World and the Eales Preserve.

Pocono Mountains

Last but not least, we come to the Pocono Mountains. This region is consistently ranked among the top spots in America to go leaf peeping, and it’s easy to see why. The majestic mountains and charming towns make the fiery fall colors even more dramatic, like a scene from a postcard.

Up near Lake Wallenpaupack, the Beech House Creek Wildlife Refuge provided a peaceful place to enjoy the crisp autumn afternoons. Just outside of Jim Thorpe, the Mauch Chunk Lake Park and the Switchback Railroad Trail showed off some of those famous Pocono colors at their finest. And we caught some late autumn views from the chairlifts at Blue Mountain Resort.

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