Here are five great Pennsylvania weekend getaways perfect for checking out some fall foliage.
1. Lake Latonka
The quaint and relaxing Mercer County is home to Lake Latonka, a 300-acre lake with 16.5 miles of roads for walking, jogging and biking. The lake is surrounded by gorgeous trees that—once they turn for fall—are a gorgeous sight. For more information on Lake Latonka, click HERE.
2. Jim Thorpe
The small town of Jim Thorpe is located in Carbon County, PA. The town has been nicknamed the “Switzerland of America” because of how beautiful it is situated in the mountains (making it perfect for some fall leaf viewing!). Downtown Jim Thorpe is walkable and includes lots of unique shops, mansions, a Gothic church, restaurants and an opera house. For more information on Jim Thorpe, click HERE.
3. Seven Springs
Sure Seven Spring is great for skiing but it also is wonderful for a fall adventure. They have an Autumnfest every year (2019’s was October 19th and 20th). There are multiple options for lodging, including the Slopeside Hotel, townhomes and condos and cottages and chalets. In the fall, the resort is less crowded than peak ski season, making for a tranquil and calm mountainside atmosphere. For more information on Seven Springs, click HERE.
4. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin is settled perfectly in 2,000 acres. At peak color, it’s a fall wonderland. There’s a spa on site, lots of golfing and dining. There’s even a zip line for the more adventurous. Nemacolin even does weddings, if you’re dreaming of an autumn wedding among the foliage. For more information on Nemacolin, click HERE.
5. Presque Isle
Presque Isle is a peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. While it is a popular summer destination, the area is a fun fall getaway. Activities at the park include swimming, boating, hiking, biking and birdwatching. As of 2007, Presque Isle hosts over four million visitors every year. For more information on Presque Isle, click HERE.