1.Explore Bushkill Falls :

This is a beautiful place to witness the leaves changing colors. The hiking trails around the park are relatively easy & you pass 8 beautiful waterfalls along the way. I recommend good hiking sneakers as it can get slippery on the wooden planks surrounding the waterfalls. You can easily spend a few hours here taking in the fall foliage. You can purchase tickets for the park once you’re there or click here to purchase tickets in advance.

2. Glamping at the Shawnee Inn Resort :

Stay in a luxurious tent at the Shawnee Inn in East Stroudsburg! It is a beautiful place to view fall foliage & you have access to all of their resort amenities. There is also a brewery on site called the ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. You can easily get to Bushkill Falls & Mount Tammany from this hotel and you will be right on the Delaware River which is easily one of my favorite places to kayak in the area. Shawnee offers kayak & canoe rentals on their property at a discount. Riverside glamping is available until October 26th, click here for more info on glamping with them.

3. Visit the Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride :

I have a feeling this will be the year I finally make it to this haunted attraction in Glen Mills, PA. I’ve heard it is amazing from so many people & it will really get you into the halloween spirit. Tickets start going on sale Fri. Sept 20, 2019 and run until Thurs. Oct 31st. It is consistently rated as one of the best haunted attractions in the United States & has been awarded Best Haunt in America by CNN travel in 2018. They are currently running a deal on this with Groupon, click here for the deal.

4. Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary :

It’s not everyday that you can walk through a massive haunted prison. This attraction is one of my favorites & is located right in the center of Philadelphia. Terror Behind the Walls goes from Sept. 20th until November 9th & consists of six attractions inside the cell blocks that will scare the living hell out of you (if you’re a big baby like I am). Click here to purchase tickets from their website.

5. Hike up Mount Tammany :

If you are up for a challenge, hike up to this fantastic overlook of the Delaware Water Gap. You will be blown away by the views, especially during fall foliage. This hike is easily accessible from PA & it is considered to be in NJ. It can be a bit steep at times but it was totally worth it for the views of the river from the top. I recommend staying at the Shawnee Inn in East Strousburg, PA which is a short drive away from the trailhead. Click here for more details on the hike & exact location.

6. Visit Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery :

If you are planning on hiking Mount Tammany or visiting Bushkill falls in the Delaware Water Gap area, the Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery is a beautiful spot to visit. It was recommended to me by a local & I was so happy I checked it out. You’ll be treated to 360 degree views of the vineyards & mountains from the tasting room. Wine tastings are only $7 & you’ll be able to try 5 of their delicious wines. For more information, click here to check out their website.

7. Visit one of Philly’s Harvest Festivals :

I stumbled upon an article that sums up 20+ festivals going on this fall in Philly. This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides, cornfield mazes & more during the entire fall season. Click here for a summary of all upcoming festivals!

8. Visit Ricketts Glen State Park :

This was one of my favorite hikes I ever did in the fall. A 3.2 mile walk along the trail takes you past 21 waterfalls ranging in heights from 11 feet to 94 feet. I did this hike on a day it was raining but it made the waterfalls that much more beautiful. You can do this hike by going on Highland Trail and the Glen Leigh and Ganoga Glen sides of the trail. 

 

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