Fall leaves on the ground.

How to Experience the Ultimate Fall Foliage Tour

As the long, hot days of summer come to an end, fall makes its arrival. And with it, an assortment of brilliant colors. Landscapes that were once primarily green transform to an array of striking reds, yellows, oranges, and browns. The temperatures mellow out, sweaters and jackets are pulled from storage, and the beauty of autumn takes over. Here in the Poconos, picture-perfect views are in abundance, and that’s especially true when the leaves change. For the ultimate fall foliage tour of the Poconos, keep reading!

A Poconos Fall Foliage Tour

Fall in Pennsylvania

Lake Wallenpaupack

Regardless of the time of year, Lake Wallenpaupack is beautiful. This massive Poconos lake covers 52 miles of shoreline and is home to some of the best fishing in Pennsylvania. Now, imagine strolling the shores of the lake on a cool autumn day with the vibrant colors of trees reflecting off the lake’s water all around you.

That sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Don’t forget the sunsets, either. The rays of the setting sun are the perfect compliment to the fall foliage. When you stay at Silver Birches Resort in Hawley, PA, you’ll be on the shores of Wallenpaupack. Warm yourself up with a cup of freshly brewed, local coffee, and enjoy front row seats to the season’s scenery.

Promised Land State Park

Just 12 miles away from Hawley is Promised Land State Park. Grab your camera and hiking boots, jump in the car and head south to the park where you’ll find 3,000 acres of Poconos park  land. For a wooded fall foliage tour, hike any of the park’s multiple trails, like the beautiful Little Falls Trail. Take in the crisp autumn air and the amazing display of beech and oak leaves.

Big Pocono State Park

This mountainous Pennsylvania state park is an excellent place to visit in the fall. Thanks to Big Pocono State Park’s location, you won’t have any trouble enjoying Poconos fall foliage. Hike to the top of Camelback Mountain, and you’ll be rewarded with an overlook of the trees below. It’s like a quilt of beautiful burnt tones.

Fall Foliage Driving Tour

A breathtaking outing through a living palette of hues, all from the seat of your car. No, we aren’t making this up- it’s what you can expect when driving through the Poconos in the fall. For the best experience, take Route 590 East from Hawley. Take a right onto Towpath Rd and enjoy the ride as it runs along the Lackawaxen River. Make sure you stop at for pictures by the Zane Gray Bridge, which crosses the Lackawaxen. For a complete scenic back roads tour, check out this drive from our sister property, The Settlers Inn.

If you want to stay near Lake Wallenpaupack, follow Route 507 (Lake Wallenpaupack Rd) south along the shores of the lake, or north on U.S. Route 6 towards Wilsonville. Just make sure you have your camera ready!

Unforgettable Poconos Accommodations in Every Season

Vacations shouldn’t be restricted to summer, and that’s especially true in the Poconos. If you want to escape to one of the nation’s most scenic regions this fall, then book a stay at Silver Birches Resort. Located in Hawley, PA, on the shores of Lake Wallenpaupack, Silver Birches offers its guests spacious accommodations, excellent amenities, and exciting activities. With houses big enough for families and suites perfect for romantic getaways, on-site dining, and more, Silver Birches is your new favorite Poconos vacation spot. Download our free Northern Poconos Vacation Guide for all the best things to do and see in the area!