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Poconos Fall Foliage Forecast

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Week of Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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 fall foliage report is also available by calling 570-421-5565.

Check back throughout the season as projected dates for peak color are subject to change. For more information about the Pocono Mountains, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube and like us on Facebook at PoconoTourism.

Fall Foliage Report for the Pocono Mountains

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

Week of Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Northern: The northernmost color zones encompass northern Wayne and Pike Counties. The northernmost color zones encompass northern Wayne and Pike Counties. Some of this area still has come color but is past peak color change. The region is at peak.

Central:
The central color zone encompasses southern Wayne and Pike and northern Monroe Counties. This week through the weekend most of the area will be at peak color change. Red Maple, Black Gum and Sassafras are adding shades of red to the forest while Sugar Maple and Birch add some yellow and orange colors. Most of the Oak species are now changing color and adding some orange and brown with some shades of red to the landscape. Full color is at 90-100% with 75-80% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 18-26.

Southern: The southern color zone encompasses southern Monroe County, and Carbon County. The southern color zone encompasses southern Monroe County, and Carbon County. More Oak will begin to join the scene as peak viewing conditions nears. This weekend look for more of the green gaps to start filling in with more colors as Oak dominated forest begin their transition. Many yellows will be seen from the White and Chestnut Oak along with a deep red from the Red Oak. Other species still holding on from their early change include yellow from the Black Birch, Tulip Poplar, Hickory and Aspen. Along with these you will see an orange/red color out of Red Maple, Dogwood, Black Gum and Sassafras. A hike at Mauch Chunk Lake Park or the game lands on the Broad Mountain would be a great place to see the latest color change. Full color is at 65-75% with 75% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 26.

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.