Posted: 09/21/2023

Fall Foliage in Lancaster County

The best places to view colorful fall leaves in Lancaster County.

People have all sorts of ways for predicting the weather and seasonal outcomes of the year, such as reading a Farmer’s Almanac, studying the way the moss grows on trees, achy bones, etc.

List of popular spots in Lancaster County to enjoy the season.

According to the interactive map on, the peak time for foliage peeping in Lancaster is at the beginning of October. Others may factor in that we have had quite a bit of rain this summer which usually makes for an early autumn. One thing we do know for certain is that Lancaster is beautiful in the fall and so is its foliage.

Parks and Preserves

Visiting parks during fall is a great way to appreciate the beauty of nature in its autumnal attire, and the best part is that it's free! You can plan a whole day out of it by going on a hike and bringing along a picnic lunch. Here are some of our top picks for parks to visit in Lancaster County.

You can also explore fall foliage and the great outdoors in Lancaster County with PA Adventures! Offering climbing, kayaking, cycling, fishing, and more there's tons of ways to experience Lancaster!

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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Not a hiker? There are still plenty of ways for you to leaf-peep. Sit back, relax, and take in the foliage while using one of these modes of transportation. You will also get great views of Lancaster County’s countryside

For some easy road trips around Lancaster County, check out this blog.

Sip While You Sight-See

As you sip on the delicious local wine, allow yourself to bask in the beauty of the autumn view at the nearby vineyards. Not only do these local vineyards offer an abundance of delectable wines, but they also provide ample outdoor spaces where you can relax and take in the stunning surroundings. So sit back, unwind, and let the vibrant hues of fall mesmerize you.

Join our Craft & Cork Trail

Bountiful Harvest

As you plan your visit this season, don't miss out on the chance to explore our local greenhouses which remain open throughout the year. Experience the vibrant colors of Fall with an array of mums, pumpkins, hanging baskets, and so much more that our local greenhouse has to offer. Hurry up and visit soon!

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