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Fall Foliage Forecast

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Week of Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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. 

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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 19, 2017 - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Northern: The northernmost color zones encompass northern Wayne and Pike Counties. This area is past peak and the colors are slowly fading. Traveling south you will begin to see that most of the green leaves have held out. The northern Red, White and Chestnut Oaks have changed and will continue to hold color. Full color is at 100%, with 40% of the leaves on the trees. This region is past peak.

Central: The central color zone encompasses southern Wayne and Pike and northern Monroe Counties. This area is at the peak of the fall foliage display right now. Most of the Oaks, which are the most common tree species in the area, are showing their best colors this week. Their color is generally darker reds and oranges. A good place to view the foliage, this week is Route 314 and Route 715 in northern Monroe County. There are many side roads in the area that you can slow down and enjoy the view of the spectacular foliage. Full color is at 85-95%, with 60-70% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 19-21.

Southern: The southern color zone encompasses southern Monroe County and Carbon County. Heavy frost covered much of the region earlier this week bringing a few more trees along with fall colors. Look for White Oaks to continue providing the Oak component this weekend, showing golden yellow colors. Red Maples will continue to show brilliant reds along with the yellows of the Birch trees. Focus on the northern portion of Carbon County to see near-peak colors. Full color is a 60%, with 30% of the leaves on the trees. The projected date for peak color is October 27.

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.