Some areas of western Pennsylvania are nearing the best leaf color, according to the Fall Foliage Report provided by the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
A new fall foliage map for October 6-12 was released Thursday.
The map shows that some counties in the northern and western parts of the state are approaching best color, which means peak fall foliage is about a week away.
A few northern counties are peaking in color this week.
“So far the dominant hues have been yellows and golds, especially on the acacias, aspens and ashes. The dogwoods are starting to show their crimson red color, mainly on the outer leaves. is expected, which should encourage fall colors.Routes to consider for an early fall view include Highway 59 near Kinzua and Highway 6 east toward Coudersport.For another view, consider a walk through fall foliage on the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad or paddle the Allegheny,” the report said.
In western Pennsylvania, ridges are changing rapidly and the best fall color is expected this coming weekend through next week.
“Color in low-lying areas lags ridgelines and remains mostly green with mottled color. The expected peak for Allegheny, Washington, and Greene counties is expected to occur within two weeks,” the report said.
The first report, released last week, noted that forests were drier this summer and said it could be “a particularly brisk autumn season”.
See the full map and report here.
The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has also released a list of the best places to see fall foliage.
Check out the best places to view fall foliage in western Pennsylvania here.