Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pennsylvania’s Fall Foliage Is Waning, But Areas In Southeast Boast Great Fall Color

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Thursday issued its latest Fall Foliage Report showing Pennsylvania’s Fall foliage is waning in the Commonwealth, but some regions in the southeastern quarter of the state still boast great fall color.
A recent, strong, and windy storm system stripped off many leaves statewide, but several species of hickories, maples, and oaks are vibrant holdovers.  Although at the end of their peak; yellow poplar, sassafras, and yellow birch are adding bright color, even if only to the forest floor in some areas.
The sweet smells of decaying leaves, so reminiscent of autumns of yesteryear, currently pervade Penn’s Woods; adding to a most enjoyable sensory experience.  
Notable regions currently vivid with autumn hues include Buchanan, Tuscarora, Michaux, Weiser, and William Penn State Forest districts.  Click Here for a map of state forests.
As the season concludes, you are encouraged to venture out for one last opportunity to view the awe-inspiring beauty of Pennsylvania forests this fall.  With dropping temperatures, some folks prefer viewing fall foliage from their vehicles.  
Click Here for information on scenic drives in Pennsylvania.
For more information on the status of foliage around the state, visit DCNR’s Fall Foliage Reports webpage.
For more information on state parks and forests and recreation in Pennsylvania, visit DCNR’s website, Click Here to sign up for the Resource newsletter, Visit the Good Natured DCNR Blog,  Click Here for upcoming events, Click Here to hook up with DCNR on other social media-- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

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