Poconos Fall Foliage Report 2019 – #6 – October 24, 2019, White Haven, Poconos, PA – Get in your car and get to the Poconos for the last weekend of the spectacle know as Autumn! The Poconos fall foliage season has peaked in the NEPA region of the Poconos, the temperature is still warm during the day and the color carpet on the Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail in Jim Thorpe is EPIC! The autumn in the world famous Poconos of Pennsylvania has one of the largest color pallets in the world of reds, yellows, oranges and purples.
The statewide peak for fall foliage is here! Sustained seasonable to below-average temperatures continue to assist the transition to fall colors throughout the state. Peak conditions range from the eastern Allegheny Plateau eastward to the southern Pocono region, including major parts of the eastern and south central Appalachians. Excellent color can also be found in the Laurel Highlands to the southwest. Today’s wind is likely to remove many past-peak leaves in the northern tier. Fall color should be prime throughout much of the commonwealth this week, but next week appears promising as well!
Poconos Fall Foliage Report 2019 BREAKING NEWS: Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway to cease train operations November 25, 2019
Enjoy, Enjoy the great outdoors of the NEPA Poconos, and the Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Bike Tours!
Poconos Fall Foliage Report – Northern Tier: Delaware State Forest tracts are reported to be currently at peak color. Red maples, black gum, and sassafras are adding shades of red to the forest while sugar maples and birch are contributing yellow and orange. Most oaks have also changed to orange, russet, and red, adding a new component to foliage viewing. Excellent viewing can be found at Bruce Lake Natural Area south of US84, and along Route 402 from Peck’s Pond south into Monroe County. The Pinchot State Forest service forester reports that the northern part of the district (Susquehanna and northern Wayne counties) is past peak but still retaining some nice color.
Poconos Fall Foliage Report – Central Region: In the central part of the district (Lackawanna, Wyoming, and southern Wayne counties), peak conditions prevail. Luzerne County is just entering peak stage. Species now in full color are oaks, sassafras, red maple, sugar maple, birches, aspen, and black gum.
Poconos Fall Foliage Report – Southern Region: Considerable fall color can be observed throughout the William Penn Forest District, especially to the north in Bucks, Berks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties. Many poplars are yellow and red maples have also changed. The forest understory is awash in shades of yellow in some areas from the beautiful and fragrant spicebush. A drive on Sportsman Road near the town of Robesonia is recommended for great fall color from poplars and sassafras. Excellent fall scenery can also be found at game lands and routes near Mt. Gretna and Brickerville.
If you’re looking for a different way to take in the fall foliage — sans an automobile — trade in four wheels for two. Pocono Bike Rentals offers tours through picturesque Jim Thorpe and White Haven. “The fall foliage is the best time of year and our second busiest month,” Tom Williams, owner of the rental company said. “Folks want to enjoy the trails and the autumn splendor from an aesthetic perspective.” The tours last about 3 to 4 hours and follows along the Lehigh Valley Gorge trail. “The trail ride is mostly downhill so anyone can do it,” Williams said. “We rent mountain bikes and performance 29s.”
VIP Pricing currently listed on our Fall Foliage Bike Tours page on our website is valid until October 25th.
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The Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle Services originate from the Glen Onoko, Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle Pickup Location. We offer a more convenient, less traffic and no parking fee VIP Pickup Spot at the Glen Onoko Access Point of the Lehigh Gorge State Park. It’s just across the concrete bridge on the other side on the left about a half a mile. Our Brand New, State of the Art, VIP Bike Shuttle Vehicles are equipped with 9 air bags, satellite radio, cell phone charging stations, shoulder/lap belts and the latest safety standards.
You can now park with ease, not have to deal with the traffic nightmares of downtown Jim Thorpe, save on the ever increasing parking fees ($10-$15) at the overcrowded (and sometimes full) Carbon County Visitor’s Center Parking Lot and get up the trail safer, faster and in better comfort. Our VIP Jim Thorpe Bike Rentals and Jim Thorpe Bike Shuttle Service Locations are easy to find and safe to park at. Departure times are at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Call us now at: 570-899-0400 for pricing and availability then come book online here on the VIP page to save money!
The PA-DCNR and Penn Woods has a great fall foliage interactive map! We use it as well as personal experiences as a resource as we travel throughout the Poconos providing our VIP Bike Rentals and Shuttle Services. We use a combination of resources we would like to cite in making this Poconos Fall Foliage Report 2019:
- Penn Woods Fall Foliage Interactive Map
- PA-DCNR 2019 Fall Foliage Reports Page
- September 26 – Oct. 2, 2019 DCNR PA Fall Foliage Report #1
- October 3 – October 9, 2019 DCNR PA Fall Foliage Report #2
- October 10 – October 16, 2019 DCNR PA Fall Foliage Report #3
- October 17 – October 22, 2019 DCNR PA Fall Foliage Report #4
- Why do Autumn leaves change color?
The Lehigh Gorge Bike Trail is the most spectacular rail trail system in the world during the colorful fall season. The Pocono Mountains have over 134 deciduous tree varieties changing color for your viewing pleasure. The orange-red leaves are falling down along the Lehigh River with amazing beauty. Autumn is your last chance to get on the trail before the snow covers it and go biking with us. Fall Foliage bike tours starting at $44.95. Just follow the signs while near the White Haven, Lake Harmony and Hickory Run State Park areas! Stay tuned for more by subscribing to our YouTube channel! Check out our Lehigh Gorge Trail Biking Videos to see exciting Poconos biking footage of the Lehigh Gorge State Park.