The Autumn season is a picturesque experience in Pennsylvania with a beautiful combination of colors and breathtaking views. To help everyone in and around the commonwealth experience this beauty, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation is offering resources.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE | Beginning September 29, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will offer tips and resources to help residents and visitors experience a colorful Autumn across the commonwealth.
Beginning September 29, weekly fall foliage reports will be available on the DCNR website (VIEW HERE). The report, consisting of 2.2 million acres of forestland across 121 state parks, will be updated every Thursday. Fall foliage typically peaks for several weeks throughout October across Pennsylvania. Visitors can get suggestions about the best spots to view fall foliage HERE. Personnel, including Regional forestry experts, will be available to recommend times and locations as well as to discuss the physiology of fall foliage color, as well as the projected outlook for fall foliage in their region of Pennsylvania.
State experts include:
- Austin Noguera, forester: Pinchot Forest District, North Abington Township
- Cecile Stelter, district forester: Cornplanter State Forest District, Warren
- Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester: William Penn State Forest District, Elverson
- Ryan Reed, natural resource program specialist, Harrisburg
- Rachael Mahony, environmental education specialist Laughlintown
- Chris Firestone, wild plant program manager: Tioga State Forest District, Wellsboro
“Each year we are blessed with the opportunity to view some of the world’s most beautiful fall foliage here in the commonwealth,” DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “It is important to remember that Pennsylvania is a large state with more than 130 native tree species. This gives residents and tourists plentiful opportunities to see a wide array of colors, ensuring every autumn.”