Fall Foliage in the Susquehanna River Valley
Sep 01, 2014 02:31PM
By Erica Shames
Dense woodlands surround much of this beautiful region, making it home to some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful old-growth forests. Try any of these routes for a glorious autumn afternoon drive or bicycle ride. These peaceful country roads, mountains, valleys and pastoral fields are sure to inspire you.
Route 45 / Route 192 Loop
From Lewisburg, follow Market Street, which turns into Route 45 West. Route 45
West is called the Purple Heart Highway and is 100 miles of historic, scenic beauty
that ends in the State College area. If you don’t want to take Route 45 for the entire
100 miles, take a right on any of the major paved roads off of Route 45 and you’ll
intersect with Route 192 (45 and 192 run parallel to one another). Take 192 East
back to Lewisburg. Along the way, you’ll see rural pastures, farm fields, barns,
Amish horse-and-buggies and ample fall foliage.
From Lewisburg, follow Market Street, which turns into Route 45 West. Travel on
Route 45 West for 9 miles (you’ll go through Vicksburg) into Mifflinburg. Continue
through the town of Mifflinburg and turn left onto Route 104. Here you’ll view fall
foliage with the backdrop of mountain ranges and deep valleys.
From Lewisburg, travel south on Route 15 towards Winfield, about 5 miles. Turn
right onto Route 304 West and follow for approximately 8 miles into New Berlin.
Along the way, you’ll experience quaint downtowns and rural landscapes alike.