Top Spots to View Fall Foliage in Philadelphia
Our picks for the best spots in the Philly region to see vivid fall colors
All across the Philadelphia region, the leaves are turning from summer green to a vibrant palate of fall reds, oranges and yellows. Grab the family and a picnic lunch and head out to make the most of the colors of the season.
Explore our favorite parks, trails, off-the-beaten-path roads, wineries, museums and more and view the picturesque fall foliage the Philadelphia region.
Peak Foliage: Week of October 17, 2015
Kim Andrews, executive director of Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, says that “based on the foliage front of changing leaves, moving from New England to the Mid-Atlantic, peak foliage dates are expected to be October 17 and 18 this year in our area.”
In other words, it should be a gorgeous weekend for folks in the five-county region looking to take in some of the magnificent fall colors. Get out there and enjoy it!
Fall Foliage Getaway
There are many trees to see and beautiful acres to explore in the Philadelphia region, so turn your leaf-watching adventure into a fall weekend getaway. Warm up in the city’s top hotels with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package and your car stays free.
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia’s most artistic — and colorful — mile
Surround yourself in fall's colors
The Wissahickon Gorge
Seven miles of serene wilderness along the Wissahickon Creek
A romantic Victorian landscape garden
Schuylkill River Trail
A 26.5-mile, multi-use path from Philadelphia to Phoenixville
Delaware Canal State Park
Tohickon Valley Park
Washington Crossing Historic Park
Where Washington made his famous trip across the Delaware
Nockamixon State Park
Balloon Rides in Bucks County
Autumn's Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens
Northbrook Canoe Company
Brandywine River Museum of Art
Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting
Enjoy a locally grown and produced wine in Chester County or at Peddler’s Village
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Where the spirit of the Revolution received its sternest test
Henry Mercer’s concrete castle — and its beautiful grounds
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