Tourists across the country are preparing trips to enjoy Pennsylvania’s fall splendor, and they’re turning to one of the nation’s best fall foliage Web sites, FallinPA.com, to plan their colorful fall adventures.
FallinPA.com’s array of helpful itineraries, calendars of events, webcams and photos from fellow travelers’ past explorations help guide anyone to an unforgettable and enjoyable experience in the commonwealth.
“Pennsylvania’s great diversity of trees paints an incredibly colorful picture—and we have a longer fall foliage season, compared to New England states,” said Mickey Rowley, deputy secretary for tourism. “Typically, red maple and sugar maple are the most vibrant and black gum trees produce a deep scarlet.”
Concerns that this summer’s drought could affect the vibrancy of the fall colors are unfounded, said Edward Dix of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
“The weather that is most important to fall color is here, but we are off to a great start. The number of bright, sunny days and cool, but not freezing, nights will determine how the chemistry of pigments in the leaves will be revealed,” said Dix. “The color change starts the same time each year and is triggered by the shortening period of daylight.”
FallinPA.com is the best resource for exploring the commonwealth this fall. Pennsylvania’s travel and tourism’s fall campaign plays on the award- winning theme, “Fall is Bigger Here,” and kicks off just as trees in Pennsylvania’s northern region approach their peak color.
While planning a fall getaway, visitors to FallinPA.com can enjoy the wonders of the changing season from one of the four webcams located throughout the state. One of them, the Elk Watch webcam, puts visitors in the director’s chair by allowing them to reposition the camera and zoom in for a closer look.