Top Spots to View Fall Foliage in Philadelphia

Fall is here! The temperatures are cooling and the leaves are changing, but where are the best spots to admire the beautiful foliage?

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • Franklin Square
  • Wissahickon Valley Park & Fairmont Park
  • Schuylkill River Trail
  • University City
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Morris Arboretum
  • Bowman’s Hill
  • Delaware Canal State Park
  • Ridley Creek State Park
  • Tyler State Park
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Marsh Creek State Park
  • Tyler Arboretum
  • Washington Crossing Historic Park
  • Fonthill Castle
  • French Creek State Park
  • Nockamixon State Park
  • Northbrook Canoe Company
  • Jenkins Arboretum
  • John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove
  • Balloon Rides in Bucks County
  • Evansburg State Park
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art
  • Tohickon Valley Park
  • Chaddsford Winery

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All across the Philadelphia region, the leaves turn to a vibrant palate of reds, oranges and yellows each fall. Grab the family and a picnic-packed lunch and head out to immerse yourself in the beauty of the season.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite parks, trails, off-the-beaten-path roads, wineries and museums where you can take advantage of the picturesque fall foliage in the Philadelphia region to its absolute fullest.

Paul Meyer, executive director at the Morris Arboretum, reports that peak fall foliage in the greater Philadelphia region typically takes place around October 25. For two to three weeks prior to that, the leaves will start to transform, reaching a crescendo during the fourth week of October before gradually starting to fade and fall to the ground.

“The decrease in daylight keeps the annual timing fairly consistent,” says Meyer. “But weather can determine the intensity of the colors.”

To see the brightest and best reds and oranges on this year’s trees, hope for a fall filled with warm sunny days (around 60 degrees) and cool, crisp nights (high 30s to low 40s).

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 with the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package.

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