While there’s never a bad season to stay at Ledges Hotel, there is something special about visiting during autumn. The air is crisp, the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange, yellow and green, and the official pastime of “leaf peeping” begins! There are several fun ways to experience Pocono Mountains fall foliage. Whether you take a scenic hike or a leisurely drive during your weekend getaway, you’ll love the chance to admire the gorgeous landscape during one of our favorite times of the year.
You can learn about more places to see Pocono Mountains fall foliage by downloading our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite state parks and hiking trails, as well as our top picks for places to shop, golf, and grab a quick bite to eat! Discover the best of the Pocono Mountains by using our Vacation Guide.
The Peak Time to See Pocono Mountains Fall Foliage
If you’re planning a trip to see the fall foliage, the first thing you should do is check out the Fall Foliage Forecast. Starting in September, this page updates a map of the three zones of the Pocono Mountains region by color so you can plan your visit. Ledges Hotel is located in the Central Region. Typically, the best time to see our foliage is the last week of September through the third week of October.
How to See the Fall Foliage
There’s no wrong way to admire the autumn beauty of the Pocono Mountains!
Take a Hike
Late September through mid-October is the perfect time to go for a hike. The weather is ideal: not too hot, not too cold. The Pocono Environmental Education Center (or PEEC) is a great place to hike as well as to learn about sustainable living and ways we can protect nature. There are six hiking trails available at the center. Visitors who want to leaf peep should follow the Scenic Gorge Trail. Your walk will last about an hour and will lead you through an open hardwood forest as well as a dark and cool hemlock canopy.
Go for a Drive
Another great way to leaf peep is by driving along one of the beautiful scenic routes in the area. PA Route 6, which is the road we suggest our visitors tour, has been ranked among the “Top Scenic Routes in America” by Car and Driver Magazine and as one of “Pennsylvania’s Best Tour Roads” by Harley-Davidson Company. We suggest you take Route 6 into Milford, PA, then get onto Route 209 to the Delaware Water Gap. From there, take Route 611 to Portland, PA.
Sit and Relax
One of the best views of the fall foliage is right here at Ledges Hotel! Enjoy a drink at our in-house eatery, Glass. wine. bar. kitchen. while getting a great view of the Pocono Mountains. We also have decks overlooking the gorge that are perfect for leaf peeping. Many of our rooms also allow you to see the changing colors of the nearby trees.
Stay at Ledges Hotel
No matter how you decide to check out the Pocono Mountains fall foliage, stay at Ledges Hotel. Our unique hotel brings together art, music, and green lodging. Our accommodations combine rustic comfort with a clean, modern design, creating a one-of-a-kind, luxurious experience that you won’t soon forget.
Are you traveling with family or friends? Take a look at our two-bedroom suites. These two-story accommodations feature a living space, full kitchen, and two bedrooms with Queen-sized beds.
Don’t forget to take a look at our packages and specials! The Suite Serenity Retreat includes a couple’s massage, a gift basket of spa amenities, a full country breakfast at our sister property, Settler’s Inn, and wine and cheese waiting for you in your suite.
Check our availability and book your stay with us today! We look forward to having you.