Thursday, September 20, 2018

DCNR: Pennsylvania Offers Fall Foliage Reports For Residents, Travelers Starting Sept. 27

Starting September 27, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will begin its weekly Fall Foliage Reports, updated every Thursday, to help residents and travelers experience Autumn as it unfolds across the Commonwealth.
Fall foliage typically peaks for several weeks near the beginning of October across Pennsylvania.
Visitors can get suggestions about the best spots to view fall foliage on the Penn's Woods Fall Foliage story map and on the Pennsylvania Tourism Office website.
"With 121 state parks and more than 2.2 million acres of state forestland, Pennsylvanians are truly blessed with an abundance of prime fall-foliage viewing areas," said DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn. "Across the state, our park personnel and foresters look forward to recommending both the best times and locations to glimpse our autumn woodlands in all their splendor."
While the leaves are the star of the show, Pennsylvania is abounding with great festivals, pick-your-own farms, and unrivaled haunted attractions that make the state the obvious choice for autumn.
Each year, Pennsylvania's nearly 200 million domestic travelers inject an estimated $40.8 billion into Pennsylvania's economy, generate $4.1 billion in tax revenues, and are responsible for nearly 500,000 jobs related to or benefiting from tourism.
"Not only does Pennsylvania boast some of the best foliage in the world, it's home to some of the most fun and unique ways to view the gorgeous autumn colors," said Carrie Fischer Lepore, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Marketing, Tourism and Film in the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). "From historic train rides and scenic hikes to outdoor festivals and hillside wineries, I encourage residents and visitors alike to pursue their happiness in Pennsylvania this fall."
DCNR's Bureau of Forestry regional experts can discuss the chemistry of fall foliage color, as well as the projected outlook for fall foliage in their region of Pennsylvania.
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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