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Fall Foliage Updates Available Online

Nov 03, 2014 09:44AM ● By Erica Shames

In Pennsylvania, we like to brag about our trees. At this time of year, we can be downright obnoxious, but consider these facts: nearly 60 percent of Pennsylvania is covered by trees; we have 134 species of trees; and we have a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation.

While some portions of the state along the northern tier are a little past their prime, the next couple of weekends are bound to shine in the central and southern parts of the state. For the latest on the leaf conditions, check out the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry’s fall foliage weekly reports on the fall foliage web page (

Readers' Picks

We asked for your best photos of the fall foliage in 2014, and here's what some of our readers contributed.

Loyalsock Creek Lopez, Sullivan County - Submitted by Michael Kann


The canal path in Watsontown - Submitted by Sue Fairchild


"They were stunning all around NW Luzerne County, where we live - by Ricketts Glen" - Submitted by Springhouse Shop & Studio Inc.


"Although partial to the steam locomotive in front of them, I will admit that the leaves in Nesquehoning (just west of Jim Thorpe) looked good" - Submitted by Oren B. Helbok


Shaffer Landscapes said "We bring them to us"


...and Desra Lea sent a gallery of her time in Lewisburg and Mifflinburg. Here's our favorite shot:


Got photos and memories to share? Post in the comments, or send them by contacting us.

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