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PA FALL ZONE 1
PEAKS Sept 26 - October 12

This zone focuses on many of the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania and covers parts of two Pennsylvania "districts" - the Poconos/Endless Mountains and the Allegheny National Forest area. You can use our drop-down box to go to individual counties or areas after viewing some of the tours below.
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ALLEGHENY NATIONAL FOREST FALL FOLAIGE LOOP (96.0 miles)
Back to the wild ride on the Allegheny National Forest Loop, the domain of deer, bear, bobcat and coyote. Beginning in Bradford, Pennsylvania head south on Route 219, turn right onto Route 6 at Lantz Corners, traveling west to Kane. Entering Kane, turn right onto Route 321. Turn left onto the Longhouse National Scenic Byway. This narrow, winding road follows high above the Kinzua Arm of the Allegheny Reservoir. Traveling to the crest turn left at Jakes Rocks for amazing views of the Allegheny Reservoir.
Continue around the one-way loop past views at Kinzua Point, turn right onto Rt. 59 to cross Morrison Bridge. A sign marks the access road to Rimrock Overlook a great vantage point with hiking trails. Back at Route 59, turn hard left where Route 321 forks away. Route 321 drops into the valley of Sugar Run, passing the head of a large bay of the Allegheny Reservoir, then climbs to Tracy Ridge, part of a National Recreation Area, providing miles of tree lined two lane paved winding roads. At the intersection with Route 346, turn right to return to Bradford.

For the full driving text with mileage visitors can link to our web site at: Visit the Alleghany National Forest.



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Kinzua Skywalk

From Williamsport, in Lycoming County go south on US 220 to PA 287. Go north to Wellsboro in Tioga County for some of the best mountain foliage in Pennsylvania! On the way you can stop at Tioga Trail Rides and do the Grand Canyon area on horseback for an hour or for three days. We did a half a day last year in the fall and loved every minute of it!

Horseback Riding
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US Route 6 is one of the most splendid scenic drives in the country in any season. For fall in Pennsylvania find Route 6 from just about anywhere in northern Pa. Good to start in Towanda (Bradford County) and drive east, or Warren in Warren County and drive west. These directions assume travel from east to west. In Wellsboro, take a detour across PA 660 to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. For the last five years American Bald Eagles were sighted here. Back on the highway head toward Coudersport where you may want to stay at the Susquehannock Lodge for hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling trail maps from Ed. You are now in Potter County so be sure to check out what's going on! On to McKean County (SEE ABOVE) and then head into the Allegheny National Forest and Warren County. For the whole trip you will be in rural, mountainous Pennsylvania. You will not only enjoy the spectacular foliage but, if you don't see any wildlife it's because you're driving with your eyes closed. Whether you do this whole tour, or only part of it, take your camera and look at the most beautiful autumn foliage in America! For free print brochures on Route 6 visit Tioga County Tourist Bureau site and look for the Route 6 page.
Shore Forest Campground Kettle Creek French Azilum Historic Site
The Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania
Welcome to the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau !Take a scenic ride through the mountain-lined Susquehanna and Wyoming counties of Pennsylvania. We've mapped out stops along the way. Also, be sure to plan to attend the annual Fall Festival sponsored by the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.
Family Camping Rough Cut Lodge Bed and Breakfast
Vacation Rentals Grand Canyon Hotel Susquehannock Lodge

NORTHCENTRAL PA
Find PA Route 44 off of US 220 between Jersey Shore and Lock Haven. Take 44 North. Your goal is Coudersport in Potter County. You will follow Pine Creek for awhile and go through several small towns with quaint shops. After awhile the towns fade away and the road narrows. You'll be up in the mountains where, occasionally the trees will part and you will get some magnificent views. When you hit Sweden Valley hook a left to Coudersport where you can take a break to eat. Next, head east on US Route 6 back over to Wellsboro where you will find PA 287. Head south on PA 287 to Morris where you pick up the best part of this drive...PA 414. This road is narrow and at times turns into dirt... but is well worth it because it follows the Pine Creek back down to Route 44 (just about where you started. In our opinion this is one of the best drives in the state.



Along PA 120

NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
Scranton to Forest City
From Scranton take Rte. 6 east to Jermyn. In Jermyn follow Rte. 107 west toward Hart Lake. At Hart Lake turn right onto Rte. 247. Follow Rte. 247 to the intersection of Route 106. Take 106 west to Rte. 347 in West Clifford. Follow Rte. 347 to the intersection of Rte. 171 toward forest City. Rte. 171 connects back to Rte. 6 in Carbondale.


Carbondale to Lake Wallenpaupack
Take Route 6 out of Carbondale passing through the villages of Waymart, Honesdale and Hawley before arriving at Lake Wallenpaupack. Pick up Route 507 at Lake Wallenpaupack and continue around the lake until the intersection of I-84 for a quick return.


Clarks Summit to Fleetville
Travel Route 6 from Clarks Summit through the towns of Dalton and La Plume. Just outside of Tunkhannock follow Rte. 92 past the Tunkhannock Viaduct to Rte. 374. Pick up Rte. 407 travelling through the village of Fleetville and a return back to Rte. 6 in Clarks Summit.
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Victorian B&B The Elk Herd
One of our favorite driving loops runs through Elk County and Cameron County. We start in Saint Marys and head east on PA 120 driving through the mountains to Emporium and then on to the little town of Driftwood on the Sinnemahoning Creek. In Driftwood we find PA 555 and take it west to PA 255 which runs right back up to Saint Marys. Loop takes about 2.5 hours and goes right through the heart of Pennsylvania's elk herd.

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