For the second year in a row, the Pocono Mountains has been named the country’s 3rd Best Destination for Fall Foliage  in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.

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After a panel of experts and 10Best editors selected and announced the 20 nominees in mid-August, voting was open to the public for four weeks (one daily vote per person). The Poconos has been nominated in this national contest several years in a row and ranked in the Top 10 each time, securing 3rd place in 2021, 8th place in 2020, and 4th place in 2019.

“We are honored to receive this recognition. The Pocono Mountains is a great four-season destination, with fall being a prime time to visit,” said Chris Barrett, President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. “From hopping in the car for a scenic cruise to climbing aboard a fall foliage train or chairlift, there are so many ways to enjoy autumn throughout our 2,400 square mile, four-county region.”

Plan your ultimate leaf-peeping adventure this season with the popular Fall Foliage Forecast, operated by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB). Split into three distinct zones and updated weekly through the end of October, the online forecast shows when and where leaves are projected to be at their peak across the region.


Pocono Mountains visitor information is available online at or by phone at (570) 421-5791. Follow @PoconoTVNetwork on Twitter to stay current with up-to-date information. Established in 1934, the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is a private, non-profit membership organization. The PMVB is the official destination marketing organization for the four counties of Wayne, Pike, Monroe, and Carbon in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Autumn in the Poconos