Fall is one of the most fun seasons in my opinion, and that’s mainly because there are so many things to do! And if you’re stuck and want to make sure you don’t miss out on the great fall activities and places to visit, here are just a few of my favorites in NEPA:
1. Roba’s Family Farms
I mean of course… Pumpkins, hay rides, pig races and even pumpkin cannons?! There’s nothing like that.
2. Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival
Besides being a great alliteration, this festival has cool vendors selling everything from scarves to elaborate decorations, shops in Victorian homes selling vintage clothing and items to buy, and of course great views of the foliage from a beautiful city.
3. Harvest Festival in the Silent Valley
Seriously, this is one of the coolest festivals I’ve ever been to. It pretty much transports you back to Civil War times with its reenactments, displays of blacksmithing, weaving, and it even has horse-drawn carriage rides! Not to mention all the great food and vendors there. (I highly recommend getting the apple dumplings or the apple cider as they are amazing.)
4. Apple Festival
From vintage cars to all things apple, this festival has it all and over 300 vendors!
5. Hike to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania
I’ve also mentioned this area as a place to visit in the spring, but I don’t think there will be anything better than the fall foliage. The view is incredible.
6. Visit some of the best waterfalls
Bushkill Falls is an example and in the fall the falls look even more beautiful. (If you think that’s even possible).
7. Go to haunted houses.
Some of my favorite sins in the area are Horror Hall, Dracula’s Forest, and Reaper’s Revenge, but there are many more that I haven’t even been to yet.
8. Dorney’s Halloween Haunt Nights
Dorney sets up a number of haunted houses around the park, and each has a unique theme.