When fall arrives, Valley Forge National Historical Park becomes a 3,600-acre tapestry of gorgeous golds, reds and oranges. It's picture-perfect at every turn. The stately statues of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne and Baron Friedrich Von Steuben are framed against a blaze of yellow foliage. Washington's austere gray stone Headquarters is resplendent against a backdrop of red and gold leaves. And everywhere along the road, the trees are awash with autumn's rich hues. (Route 73 and North Gulph Road, Valley Forge).
Stop in next at Mill Grove, the 175-acre wildlife sanctuary along the picturesque banks of the Perkiomen Creek. This was artist-naturalist John James Audubon's first home in America. Hiking trails and wildflower walks invite visitors to enjoy the landscapes which inspired one of the world's premier wildlife artists.
Peter Wentz Farmstead at harvest time is bustling with activity. The 97-acre estate includes a unique German-Georgian farmstead where General George Washington lived during the fall of 1777 while planning the Battle of Germantown. Schultz Road, off Route 73, Worcester. 610.584.5104. Tu.-Sa., 10am-4pm; Su., 1-4pm. Free.