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Fall Activities & Foliage

Warm sunny days and crisp cool nights mark the beginning of fall in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. The region comes alive with color and fall foliage hikes and driving tours are a favorite pastime. There are plenty of pumpkin patches and fall festivals too, plus Halloween which is probably Pittsburgh's favorite holiday.

10 Ways to Experience Fall Foliage in Western PA
Hang up the car keys and experience Western Pennsylvania's gorgeous fall foliage up close and personal with these 10 great fall foliage adventures.

The World Famous New River Train
Take a step back in time while enjoying the beautiful fall foliage of West Virginia on the world renowned New River Train. This main line excursion train traverses the 65-mile New River Gorge each October.

Pumpkin Patches in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Pick your own pumpkin, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, or just find and purchase your Halloween pumpkins at these farms & pumpkin patches in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Includes pumpkin patches throughout the region, with an emphasis on pumpkin patches in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Fall Fun in Western Pennsylvania
Enjoy the fall in Western Pennsylvania with these PA fall foliage photos and tours, fall festivals, farm markets, fall hikes, wineries and other fall activities and fun in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

How to Dress for Fall in Pittsburgh
Tips for planning a trip to Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania in the fall months of September, October or November, with information on what to wear, average temperatures, and other weather tips.

Fall in Pennsylvania
According to the PA State Tourism Bureau, Pennsylvania has 127 varieties of trees and every one turns a completely different shade in the fall. Learn where to find the best fall foliage, and try some of our suggested hiking, biking and driving tours.

Tips for Taking Great Fall Photos
The gorgeous fall color of Western Pennsylvania is the perfect excuse for you and your camera to get out and go exploring. Learn to really maximize the great fall colors and create amazing photos of our region's fall foliage.

Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches
From the Annual Covered Bridge Festival in Greene County, to the Flax Scutching Festival in Ligonier, the possibilities for unique fun in Western Pennsylvania this fall are endless. These autumn traditions, and others like them, can be found throughout the greater Pittsburgh region during the months of September and October.

Rafting the Gauley - "Beast of the East"
For some, it's an annual pilgrimage. For others, a first-time foray into an unmatched adventure of a lifetime. Either way, when water starts pouring through the Summersville Dam gates into the Gauley River each fall (to bring the man-made Summersville Lake to winter levels), West Virginia becomes America's undisputed whitewater rafting destination.

Football Fan's Guide to Heinz Field
Planning a trip to see the Steelers? Here's what you need to know to enjoy your day at Heinz Field - from food and parking options to tickets, seating and photos.

Bridges - Pennsylvania's Got Them Covered
Learn about the more than 200 covered bridges which dot the Pennsylvania landscape, making Pennsylvania the covered bridge capital of the world.

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