Part three of the Pocono Mountains Guide to Fall Fun takes us to the northern color zone, where fall foliage is at 20-25% of peak color with 90% of the leaves on the trees. According to the Fall Foliage Forecast, this color zone, which encompasses northern Pike and Wayne Counties, will reach its peak around October 16.
Once again, we’re sharing fall activity guides to help you get the most out of a leaf peeping trip to the Pocono Mountains. Find fall itineraries for adventure, leisure, culture and family fun in the northern color zone below.
Set up camp at a lakeside resort. Choose from RV, cabin or tent camping experiences at Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort in Waymart. You’ll enjoy stunning fall scenery and amenities like the 90-acre lake, camp store, game room and movie lounge.
Explore the great outdoors. Hike or bike your way through 26 miles of tree-lined trails in Prompton State Park. The park boasts an 18-hole disc golf course and a 290-acre lake.
See the sights on a fall river trip. Paddle down the Delaware with Kittatinny Canoes or Lander's River Trips. Lander's wraps up the river season this weekend. Kittatinny is open through the end of the month.
Take a stroll through the sanctuary. Encompassing almost 600 acres, the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary is a wonderful place for a fall walk. The preserve is open daily, dawn to dusk, year round.
Embark on a scenic drive. Take historic Route 6 toward Hawley for award-winning views of the fall foliage. Route 507 around Lake Wallenpaupack was named one of Travel Channel’s Best Fall Foliage Road Trips in 2013.
Head to Hawley for dinner and more. Expect farm-to-table food, cozy accommodations and legendary hospitality at the Settlers Inn at Bingham Park. On day two, drive downtown for some shopping and sightseeing.
Take a look into local history. Visit historic Honesdale and take a walking tour through town. Pause at points of interest like the Wayne County Historical Society Museum, where you'll find the Stourbridge Lion Replica.
Spend the night in a bluestone beauty. If you’re near Hawley, you must visit the Silk Mill. This 75,000-square-foot stunner is home to shops and galleries, and it's just steps from fine accommodations and farm-to-table dining. See a show in the Silk Mill’s music venue, Harmony Presents. Then tuck into the neighboring Ledges Hotel, where tumbling waterfalls complement autumn foliage. In the morning, grab a brew at Cocoon Coffeehouse & Catering Company, a farm-to-table café.
Take a ride on the Stourbridge Line. Honesdale’s historic railway offers scenic train rides, some themed, on select dates through October. Foliage Limited excursions run October 7-23, 2016.
Get festive during Harvest and Heritage Days. Honesdale’s annual Harvest and Heritage Days are set for this weekend, October 8 and 9, 2016. Highlights include hayrides, children’s activities, vendors, demonstrations, tours, tastings and exhibits at local attractions.
Play and stay at the Honesdale KOA. This scenic camp resort offers RV, cabin and tent sites and lots of family-friendly amenities. Halloween festivities begin October 7, 2016. Spots are available through October 16, 2016—peak fall foliage viewing time!