With autumn in full swing, many travelers think the best place to check out the color-changing foliage is in the northeast.
And while you can definitely soak in the beauty of the leaves up north… you’re likely to run into massive crowds – not to mention a bunch of liberals who likely hate your guts.
But the good news is, you can still soak in the beauty of fall and avoid the chaos of traffic and massive crowds. You just need to know where to go.
Pennsylvania is typically known for their mouth-watering Philly cheesesteaks and American history…
… or their blue-collar Steelers lovin’ fans in Pittsburgh. But there’s a whole other side of this beautiful state to see.
If you head down the Pennsylvania toll road (or navigate the back roads) – you’ll see a truly breathtaking display of color-changing trees in all their glory.
We’re talking golden shades of yellow and bright shades of red and everything in between.
And if you choose to take the scenic route through PA, you’ll see some old-fashioned towns that remind you of the good ol’ days – complete with a general store and all.
So if you’re looking for a unique fall experience, check out these stunning areas of PA.
North Park Lake Shore Loop
Allison Park, Pennsylvania
This hidden gem is located off the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Allison Park, Pennsylvania and is a beautiful spot to experience fall.
At the center of it all is a stunning 75-acre lake which includes a 5-mile loop around the water.
This simple loop is perfect for those who want to run, cycle, or even take a walk and breathe in the fresh autumn air.
You’ll find this place buzzing with families and outdoor enthusiasts – but it’s not overwhelmingly crowded.
And the trees are absolutely stunning!
Kooser State Park
Located in Somerset Pennsylvania, this quiet park is off the beaten path and the perfect place for couples and families to relax.
The park has 250 acres of forest and is the perfect place to see the stunning autumn leaves change – without all the crowds.
Here you can do everything from hike the trails, to fish in Kooser Lake.
They even have cabins that were built in the 1930s should you want a rustic overnight adventure – no glamping here!
Old General Store
After you’ve done your sightseeing at Kooser State Park, take a stop at the Old General Store and Country Pie Shoppe for a full blast of nostalgia.
Here you can purchase everything from country-style décor to kitchen gadgets and even local gourmet items.
Did we mention they have a bakery with homemade apple pie?
I mean, can you even get more American than that?
If you have a serious sweet tooth, you can indulge in homemade cinnamon rolls and breads all baked from scratch.
They just don’t make too many places like this anymore – soak it up!
And here’s the best part about checking out the autumn leaves in Pennsylvania – if you’re a conservative, you’ll feel right at home.
Trump/Pence signs are everywhere and American flags fly free.
You’ll see front porches lined with rocking chairs and kind people all around you.
Sure, the northeast may have pretty leaves – but the liberal states up north are definitely not friendly to conservatives.
So consider a last-minute trip to Pennsylvania this fall to experience the beauty of autumn in a country charm kind of way – and don’t forget to pick up your slice of apple pie!
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