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Fall Foliage Forecast

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Week of Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Home to more than 127 varieties of trees, shrubs, and plants, the Pocono Mountains is truly a spectacular sight during the fall season. Because the region spans 2,400 square miles, three distinct color zones are present allowing you to catch peak colors not only once, but three times. Updated every Thursday through the end of October, this forecast will assist you on where, when and how to experience the brilliant foliage in our four-county region. The report is also available by calling 570-421-5565.

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Fall Foliage Map - Week of October 20

View our geographic map of the Pocono Mountains to see our three color zones.

Week of Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Northern: The northernmost color zone encompasses northern Wayne and Pike Counties. Trees that have started to change colors are the Red Oak with a red/orange, White Oak with a burgundy red, Chestnut Oak with a bright orange, Tulip Polar with a pale yellow, and Aspen with a bright yellow. Some great places to see the changing foliage is at Moon Lake off Route 29 and Seven Tubs Natural Area off Route 115. Full color is at 100% with 60% of the leaves on the trees. This region is currently at peak color.

Central: The central color zone encompasses southern Wayne, Pike, and northern Monroe Counties. This region has gone through significant changes in the last week. Most of the region will be in peak color now through next weekend. The Oak trees have really started to show their brilliant colors in the last couple of days. A good place to see the foliage, this week is on Route 447 from Canadensis to Newfoundland and Snow Hill Road from Route 447 in Monroe County to Route 402 in Pike County. Most of the trees in this area will be at full color. Full color is at 85-95% with 60-70% of the leaves on the trees. This region is projected to be at peak this week.

Southern: The southern color zone encompasses southern Monroe County and Carbon County. Fall colors are easily visible throughout the entire region now, with the most vibrant views closer to Interstate 80, with areas further south lagging somewhat. Cooler weather that is forecasted should move things along to fall in line with the projected peak in late October. Species of Maple and Hickory will dominate the overstory with wonderful shades of red and gold respectively. Aspen, Sassafras, and Sumac will provide an assortment of vivid reds and yellows in the midstory. Oaks and Poplars are on their way to steal the show next week. Beltzville and Hickory Run State Parks will provide nice opportunities to view the colors, as well as areas along the Lehigh River. Full color is at 50% with 70% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 28.

For all things fall, visit our Fall Fun page. Plan your getaway today and search for fall festivals or activities; browse special fall offers for overnight stays and view the foliage in real-time through our live cameras.

Our list of 25 Ways to View Fall Foliage highlights popular autumn activities and our Leaf Peeping FAQs page offers in-depth info and scenic drive ideas. Experience the beauty of autumn in the Pocono Mountains.