FALL FOLIAGE TRACKER – Philadelphia Area

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October 14, 2020

This is the first post in a series of posts where we track Fall Foliage in the greater Philadelphia area for Fall of 2020.

So you live in Pennsylvania (PA) and love the display of Fall Foliage. You think it’s better than anywhere else. Turns out, you are correct.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage than any place in the world. Pennsylvania’s longitude and latitude location (between 40 and 42 North) along with its topography, and diverse tree species (134 species) contribute to its dazzling and world’s best display of Fall Foliage.

But, as you know, the perfect time for color change, seems to vary from year to year.

So just when is the best time to go out on that hike or walk to the woods? When will peak fall foliage be in Philadelphia area 2020?

We have the answer, and its backed by real data from the official PA Department of Conservation.

Philadelphia along with near-by Bucks, Montgomery and Chester County are currently in the ‘Light Green’ Phase, meaning the leaves are starting to change, and experts predict peak foliage is approximately 2 to 3 weeks away.

This means, peak foliage this year, as of this week (October 8 to 14, 2020), is projected for around the last week of October or first week in November 2020. To see the full report, click here.

Many of the counties to the immediate North and Northwest are already approaching their best color or are at peak color…so get ready for an exciting color filled Fall 2020.

Some Places to Check Out Fall Foliage in the Philadelphia area:

  • Valley Forge Park
  • Wissahickon Park
  • Fairmount Park
  • Morris Arborteum (fee applies)
  • Bartram’s Garden
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
  • Tyler State Park
  • Washington’s Crossing Park
  • Longwood Gardens (fee applies)

Feel free to share this article. We plan to keep you posted on the Philadelphia Fall Foliage Tracker, and keep you updated with the latest projections.


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