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Leaf Peepers: Upstate PA

When it comes to Pennsylvania’s beautiful landscapes, Upstate PA offers some of the best — especially during fall. Mountains and forests saturated with fiery seasonal colors frame the region and its tranquil communities, state parks, and bustling cities — like Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Come take in autumn’s awe-inspiring show in Upstate PA.


You’ll find your next stop just 45 minutes away along scenic Route 6. Take a break from enjoying the fall foliage and go for a walk through the downtown streets of Tunkhannock on the town’s historic walking tour. This self-guided tour will introduce you to the architectural beauty of 40 homes and buildings, as well as educate you on the history behind each structure.

Mormon Monument & Priesthood Restoration Site

Continue your history lesson at the Mormon Monument & Priesthood Restoration Site. The storied site welcomes visitors from international locations looking to learn more about the history of the Mormon faith. The restored homestead of church founder Joseph Smith has been meticulously restored and features farm houses, trails, and a state-of-the-art visitors center on the site where doctrine states that Smith was conferred the priesthood by John the Baptist.

Marie Antoinette Lookout

Travel just an hour down route 706 to see the Marie Antoinette Lookout, which offers a scenic view of the Susquehanna River and surrounding mountains. The French Azilum, a French refugee settlement was established between 1793 and 1803 on this location. While intended to be a place of escape for Marie Antoinette, the area now offers visitors a great location for the perfect selfie.

Warren Hotel | Maloney’s

When daylight runs out, relax at a hometown pub, Warren Hotel, and enjoy fresh food made from scratch. Or, head back to the northern end and dine at Maloney’s if you’re looking for the best prime rib around and generous servings.

Beaumont Inn | Lynn-Lee House Bed & Breakfast

Snag one of the 10 rooms at the Beaumont Inn just a short drive to Dallas, Pa., and enjoy the fall scenery as you enjoy antique furnishings and modern-day amenities. For an old-fashioned stay, reserve a room at the Lynn-Lee House Bed & Breakfast, boasting antiques, period furnishings and wide board floors, beautiful quilts, fresh flowers, and more.

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