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Poconos Fall Foliage Forecast

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Week of Thursday, October 22, 2020 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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.

Plan your fall fun getaway today with our list of 25 Ways to View Fall Foliage highlighting popular autumn activities and our Leaf Peeping FAQs page offering in-depth info, scenic drive ideas, and small towns to visit.

Dynamic Variation:

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 22, 2020 - Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Northern: The northernmost color zones encompass northern Wayne and Pike Counties. This region is starting to fade. The region is past peak color.

Central: The central color zone encompasses southern Wayne and Pike and northern Monroe Counties. The entire region continues to be at peak color change this week. Most of the species that peaked early such as Birch and Red Maple and have dropped their leaves throughout most of the region. Scarlet Oak and White Oak continue to show vibrant variations of red color. A lot of the Hickories that changed later are currently showing great colors of yellow. Even some of the Sugar Maples that were late to change are still showing some good yellow colors. The Red Oak throughout the region has begun to add some dull orange colors and is at peak in most areas. Some Sassafras that held their leaves are still adding some bright yellow color to the forest in some areas. Best places to view fall foliage, this week will be in the oak forests throughout Pike County. Full color is at 100% with 60-70% of the leaves on the trees. This region is currently at peak color.

Southern: The southern color zone encompasses southern Monroe County, and Carbon County. This week the colors have exploded for one of the best fall foliage experiences in recent memory. Colors across the region will reach peak color this week as Oaks have fully changed for the most part and the early colors of Black Birch, Red Maple, Black Gum and Sassafras are still present as well. All colors can be witnessed if you make your way outdoors. Good places to catch this color would be a hike on the broad mountain, a bike ride at Glen Onoko or traveling along the blue mountain. Full color is at 80-90% with 70% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 24.

Browse special fall offers for overnight stays and view the foliage in real-time through our live cameras. Experience the beauty of autumn in the Pocono Mountains.