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.
Late-October Update: Still Plenty of Foliage Left
There’s still time to catch some of that perfect late-October/early-November fall foliage. Though the weather is getting colder and some trees are shedding their leaves, this upcoming first week of November should still be a gorgeous one for folks in the five-county region looking to take in some of the magnificent fall colors. But don’t wait: According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, the weekend of October 31-November 2 will have some of the best foliage of the year.
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
Nockamixon State Park
The largest lake in Southeastern Pennsylvania, accompanied by a 5,283-acre park
Balloon Rides in Bucks County
Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more
Northbrook Canoe Company
Kayaking, canoeing and tubing along the scenic Brandywine River
Brandywine River Museum of Art
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Where the spirit of the Revolution received its sternest test
Fonthill Castle & Museum
Henry Mercer’s concrete castle — and its beautiful grounds