Duration: Three days and three nights
Your fall foliage tour couldn't start in a more vibrant place. This is a land of huge, colorful trees and charming villages. And with so much to see around here, there's a lot of nature-lovin' going around. Along the way, you'll encounter cool museums, irresistible countryside wineries, and outdoorsy fun. It's time to celebrate fall.
The Log Cabin Inn provides rustic decor for guests to enjoy during their visit. Their menu options range from great seafood entrees to traditional American cuisine.Read More >
In business since 1928, this family-run restaurant is home of the original "Texas Hot," a hot dog with mustard, onions and its famous sauce. For those who prefer more ethnic foods, try the souvlaki, gyros or Mexican-style chili. End a trip to this unique eatery with a specialty pie or sundae for dessert.Read More >
Awaiting you in Smethport is a good night's sleep and small town charm of the Mansion District Inn. You'll be hard pressed to find a better view of the surrounding hillsides vibrant with color than from the comfort of your room. Then, in the morning you'll wake up to gourmet coffee and fresh-baked biscotti.Read More >
Authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. What more could you ask for? Stop by for some pasta, a family-style salad bowl, or a perfect steak.
This inn offers a wonderful glimpse of the history of this area in North East, PA. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted with a world of vintage craftsmanship and charming service. Innkeepers Peggy and Dave know what it takes to keep a weary roadtripper happy and comfortable.Read More >
Deemed the “most luxurious accommodations in downtown Erie,” the William Sands House offers lodging on Millionaire’s Row. Equipped with private baths, cable television, wireless free internet and individual room controls for heat and air conditioning, you will forget you are staying in an 1888 Victorian home in the heart of Erie’s historic district. Continental breakfast is provided to weekend travelers and all guests receive one free off-street parking spot. Rest your head after a long day on the road at Erie’s most prestigious accommodations.
Once you're down from the trees, there's a whole lot to learn about Lackawanna's mining history right here in Scranton. Fortunately, the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour is here to teach you all about it. Journey 300 feet beneath the surface with your tour guide as they take on a trip into the tunnels and shafts of this 150 year old coal mine. You'll see just how dangerous this old profession really was and how brave those miners had to be.
Straub Brewery is a friendly place. So friendly in fact, that they're inviting you in for a free tour. They've been serving beer for decades and are experts when it comes to making, discussing, and drinking the stuff. So stop in and pick up a free pint of your favorite brew from their Eternal Tap.
Nestled along the edge of the Allegheny National Forest, this small town comes with one impressive past. Here you can enjoy the crisp autumn air as you stroll along the beautiful downtown streets and stop in the local shops and take in the mansions built from the lumber trade.
This newly opened winery sits atop the Red Hill Summit at the gateway to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi. These folks pride themselves on their wide selection of reds, whites and fruit wines. A stop at the tasting room and gift shop isn't just recommended. It's an absolute must. Once you pick up your delicious wine, have a seat at the lounge or rear deck for fantastic views of the valley below.
Almost 50 miles long and 1,450 feet deep, the Pine Creek Gorge is known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania and features a brilliant fall display in early October of deep reds, yellows and purples in early October. Some of the best full views of the canyon can be found at Leonard Harrison or Colton Point State Park. The historic Pine Creek Rail Trail is a gem of the Pine Creek Gorge and offers a tremendous way to view fall foliage. Voted by USA Today as one of the "10 great places to take a bike tour," this 60-mile trail travels through the Gorge for an up-close and personal look at foliage for hikers, bikers or equestrians.
Named for the large black cherry trees in the park, Cherry Springs State Park is known for having some of the darkest skies on the eastern seaboard and boasts a 300 by 600 foot observation field with a 360-degree view of the sky set atop a mountain. Under ideal conditions, visitors can see more than 6,000 stars blanketing the sky from horizon to horizon, as well as satellites and the planets and moons of our solar system. Thirty cabins are situated nearby, making this park an ideal place for stargazing. For added adventure, the neighboring Susquehanna Trail offers 85 miles of backpacking and hiking.