Poconos Leaf Peeping FAQ

Answers to common Poconos fall foliage questions to help you experience Poconos peak fall foliage 2023.

  • See our top 25 ways to view fall foliage to discover outdoor activities, scenic drives, festivals, water recreation and more; or take a look at our list of can't-miss fall experiences in the Pocono Mountains. See our fall foliage forecast for further information on fall colors in the Pocono Mountains.

  • More than 260 miles of hiking trails wind through the four-county region of the Pocono Mountains. With so many routes to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect leaf-peeping pathway! Check out our list of hiking trails or head to one of our national, state and local parks. You can also see waterfalls with fall foliage around it.

  • View our geographic map of the Pocono Mountains to see our three fall foliage color zones and find the route that's right for you! You can also view the foliage as you explore our area and discover the unique towns of the Poconos. Find a scenic fall foliage route to take and see beautiful waterfalls along the way.

    • ROUTE 611 from Portland to Delaware Water Gap
    • ROUTE 390 from Mountainhome to Canadensis to Skytop to Promised Land to Tafton
    • ROUTE 209 from Bushkill to Dingmans Ferry to Milford to Port Jervis
    • ROUTE 209 from Kresgeville to the Beltzville Dam and Reservoir
    • ROUTE 84 from Milford to Greentown to Mt. Cobb to 380
    • ROUTE 715 to "Sullivan's Trail" from Tannersville to Pocono Pines
    • ROUTE 191 from Bangor to Stroudsburg to Analomink to Paradise Valley to Cresco to Mountainhome to Newfoundland to Hamlin to Honesdale to Rileyville to Lookout
    • ROUTE 903 from Fern Ridge to Jim Thorpe
    • ROUTE 534 East through Hickory Run State Park to Beltzville
    • ROUTE 447 from Analomink to Canadensis to Newfoundland
    • ROUTE 115 from Brodheadsville to Blakeslee to Bear Creek
    • ROUTE 715 from Brodheadsville to McMichaels to Reeders to Tannersville to Henryville
    • ROUTE 590 from Greeley to Lackawaxen to Hawley to Lakeville to Hamlin
    • ROUTE 402 from Marshalls Creek to Porters Lake to Peck's Pond to Lake Wallenpaupack to Route 6 West - Hawley and Honesdale to Route 191 North to Route 507 North around Lake Wallenpaupack
    • ROUTE 6 East to Milford to Route 209 South through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
    • ROUTE 380 TO 507 from Gouldsboro to Newfoundland to Greentown to Paupack to Route 6 to Honesdale
    • ROUTE 371 from Damascus to Rileyville to 247 to Rock Lane to Lake Como
    • ROUTE 652 from Narrowsburg, NY to Honesdale to 670 to Pleasant Mount
  • Trying to find out when do the leaves start to change color in Pennsylvania? While every year is slightly different depending on the weather and rainfall, the leaves in Pennsylvania usually begin their transformation in the middle of September, with colors on the northern end of the commonwealth starting to show earliest. The PA fall foliage intensifies and typically reaches its peak in early October for the northernmost regions and late October for the southernmost regions.

  • In northeastern Pennsylvania where the Poconos region is located, the trees typically begin to put on their fall colors in mid-September, reaching their most vibrant hues in early to mid-October. In southern PA, the peak of fall foliage is usually a few weeks later in late October. See our fall foliage forecast for more information and this year's updates on fall colors in the Pocono Mountains.

  • The vast Pocono Mountains region encompasses the Northern, Central, and Southern fall foliage color zones. Start and peak times vary between the three distinct areas. Depending on conditions, leaves begin to turn in mid-September and reach their peak in early to mid-October. Our weekly Fall Foliage Forecast provides the most accurate information on fall color in the Pocono Mountains. Learn more about fall in the Pocono Mountains.

  • In the Pocono Mountains, leaves begin to turn in mid-September and reach their peak in early to mid-October. Lingering leaves and autumn activities can be enjoyed through the end of the October. You can further celebrate fall at our fall festivals and fall activities. Consult our events calendar for updates and call ahead to your destination before traveling.​ See our fall foliage forecast for further information on fall colors in the Pocono Mountains.

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