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Fall Foliage Drives & Tours in Western PA

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Grab your camera, pack a picnic basket and hop in the car for a beautiful day of spectacular fall foliage and colors in Western Pennsylvania. These scenic fall foliage drives and tours will take you down some of our areas most charming roads and historic byways, decorated with leaves of brilliant red, deep orange and shimmering yellow. Whether you choose to drive yourself, or take a riverboat or train fall foliage tour, fall in PA is a beautiful experience.

Fall Foliage Drives in Western PA

Raccoon State Park to Waynesburg
Enjoy the fall fireworks in Pennsylvania's southwestern corner with this driving tour which begins at the beautiful 7000 acre Raccoon State Park and meanders 58 miles south through rolling hills and miles of farmland on PA SR 18.

New Castle to Slippery Rock
Top off this 16 mile driving tour on PA SR 108 from historic New Castle to Slippery Rock, with a stop at the beautiful old grist mill at McConnell's Mill State Park.

The Lincoln Highway
If you want to make a day of it, then this beautiful 76 mile fall drive through Pennsylvania's Heritage Corridor may be just the ticket. Forts, caverns, state parks and Old Bedford Village are interesting stops along the way.

The Laurel Highlands
For the best variety of trees and foliage, try this tour through Pennsylvania's Southern Laurel Highlands. Ohiopyle State Park, the gorgeous Youghiogheny River and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater are all don't miss stops.

Elk & Clinton County Scenic Loop
A favorite loop for many foliage fanatics, this drive takes about 2 hours and goes right through the heart of the Pennsylvania elk herd (autumn is a particularly good time to hear the bugle call of the elk).

Longhouse Scenic Drive - Allegheny Reservoir
One of the most scenic roads in Pennsylvania, the Longhouse National Scenic Byway was built specifically for tourists and offers stunning fall views of the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Bay and the Kinzua Dam.

Take a Scenic Fall Foliage Tour

Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad Fall Foliage Tour
Your family can share the fun of train travel into the heart of Oil Country history on this restored train in Northwest Pennsylvania. Special fall foliage tours offer beautiful views of the fall scenery along Oil Creek.

Gateway Clipper Fall Foliage Tour
Enjoy a relaxing five hour scenic cruise on the beautiful Allegheny River as the Captain narrates the sights and points out the beautiful fall foliage and colors. A buffet luncheon, music and games accompany the sightseeing. These fall foliage cruises depart from Station Square in Pittsburgh on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in mid-October.

Kiski Junction Railroad Fall Foliage Rides
Enjoy a 1-hour scenic fall leaf tour on this real working railroad in Schenley, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. The fall foliage train ride follows the Kiski river, right over an old canal bed with some historical remnants still intact. Bring your camera and a picnic lunch to eat on the train! Mid-October.

Fall Foliage Tours on the Mississippi Queen
The elegant paddlewheel riverboat Mississippi Queen generally makes two round-trip Fall Foliage tours from Pittsburgh each October. Make your reservations early - these fall foliage riverboat tours often sell out many months in advance!

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