When the coffee shops start selling pumpkin spiced lattes, that means that fall is around the corner. Pittsburgh is the perfect place to celebrate the colors and the change of season. Some of our favorite months include pumpkin, apple and fall festivals.

For a list of some of the best fall festivals in the area.

If you want to get out and see the season’s colors, here are some of the best places to check out.

The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Pine Creek Gorge is often called the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. It’s a large canyon that is 45 miles wide and 1500 feet deep. It’s a gorgeous place to view the season’s foliage. For more information about Pine Creek Gorge’s hours and opening days: http://pacanyon.com

Rickett’s Glen State Park

This gorgeous park is 13,000 acres large and spans across Luzerne, Sullivan and Columbia counties. You can hike the trail system to a number of waterfalls and rock cliffs. If you go, visit the 94-foot Ganoga Falls, which is one of the highest of the waterfalls and a perfect place to see the fall colors. The park is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset. Visit their website for more information: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/RickettsGlenStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

Governor Dick Observation Tower

This tower is over 66 feet tall and overlooks the 1,000 acre park. If you want to get to the tower be prepared for a 1.5 mile walk to and from. It will be important to wear good walking shoes.

For park hours and information, visit their website: https://uncoveringpa.com/web-2-0-directory/governor-dick-observation-tower/

Marie Antoinette Overlook

Off route 6 near Towanda, PA and along the Susquehanna River – the Antoinette Overlook offers visitors a stunning view of the river and fall leaves. For more information about the historical context of this place, visit:  http://www.interestingpennsylvania.com/2016/10/french-azilum-and-marie-antoinette-overlook.html

Ohiopyle State Park

This 20,000 acre state park is location on the south end of the Laurel Ridge. It attracts millions of visitor’s each year because of its beauty. For hours and park maps visit: https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/OhiopyleStatePark/Pages/default.aspx

As always, we love to help you get settled into your new home. Pittsburgh is full of life during this time of season – so experience everything this great city has to offer!