The Colors are Brighter Here!
Experience One of Nature’s Great Wonders
Crisp cool nights and boundless recreational opportunities make the Allegheny National Forest a beautiful place to be in the fall.
From apple picking to leaf “Peeping”, hay rides to hot apple cider, autumn color is usually peaking during the last two weeks of September and throughout October.
Download your Fall Foliage Scenic Driving Tour Brochure for 7 color-coded scenic drives you won’t want to pass up!
Plan now to enjoy touring one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania for viewing fall foliage. Hundreds of species of deciduous trees provide a wide spectrum of color-rich reds, bright yellows and brilliant orange. Low traffic and winding roads make driving a relaxing experience.
National Longhouse Scenic Byway
One of the most scenic roads in the nation, this peaceful meandering 27-mile loop through the heart of the Allegheny National Forest allows for leisurely driving and offers plenty of breathtaking vistas and overlooks for photo buffs.
Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway
If you’re up for a longer trip and still have plenty of daylight, plan to continue along scenic Route 6 to the National Civil Engineering Landmark – the Kinzua Viaduct.
Scenic Hiking, Biking and Walking trails
Autumn is the ideal time for exploring the forest by foot or on bike – the air is crisp and cool, the trails are dry and the colors up close are simply breathtaking.
Some of the best trails in the Unite States are located here, and Fall is great for enjoying the beauty of the forest. Or take the self guided walking tour through the Smethport Mansion district to admire the architecture of the 1800s framed within the colors of the fall foliage.
FREE Pennsylvania Wilds Outdoor Discovery Maps are available at the ANFVB Visitors Center in the Old Post Office, 80 E. Corydon St, Bradford, PA or by calling 800-473-9370.
Fall Festivals & Farm Markets
Visit a local alpaca farm, stop at a road side stand, or plan your visit during one of our annual Fall Festivals to sample the cuisine of the region.
Local Festivals include:
Country Fair at Historic Crook Farm – Bradford, PA
Annual Kinzua Bridge Fall Festival – Mt. Jewett, PA
Fall Fest – Harvest Celebration – Kane,PA
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