Get Ready For The Best Leaf Peeping Opportunities Of The Year

This weekend will be one of the best to see the fall foliage

Andrew Limberg
October 11, 2018 - 2:19 pm

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The best time of the year for leaf peepers is quickly approaching.

The PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources weekly fall foliage report shows that Allegheny and the surround counties are only a week away from the best leaf colors of the fall.

The report adds that the continued high temperatures have prevented the leaves to change color but that decreasing day length has caused “noticeable changes throughout the state.”

Rachael Mahony, an Education Specialist with the DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, says this fall won’t be the most vibrant due to all the wet weather and above average temperatures but still will have highlights.

“It’s going to be more muted colors and the colors will be a little more spotty than normal but each fall has its own unique beauty.”

The transition to cooler temperatures this weekend should cause leaves to change and show their vibrant colors quickly.

Mahony with says the best place in the area to check out the foliage is in the Laurel Highlands.

Laurel Hill on the Laurel Ridge is about 25 miles southeast of Laurel Mountain is a great place to check out the leaves along with Linn Run State Park and Laurel Summit near Ligonier.

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