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Eight Great Spots for Fall Foliage in Pittsburgh

  • October 24, 2022
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Fall foliage in Pittsburgh is some of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere in the country and it’s only here for a short time! The peak time to see turning leaves is rapidly approaching, so if you’re looking to get some stunning fall pics of nature this year (or of you and your crew in the leaves!) get ready to check out our list of eight spots for optimal viewing.

Fall Foliage in Pittsburgh

Trick-or-Treating in Pittsburgh
📸 Downtown Pittsburgh

Point State Park

The stunning Point State Park, located at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, is a favorite spot for Pittsburgh cityscapes all year round. However, this time of year, there’s an added bonus of beautiful fall foliage on the hillsides all around! It’s an awesome spot for seasonal photos as well as soaking up the last of the autumn sun.

Fall Foliage in Pittsburgh Parks
📸 Pittsburgh Park Rangers

Other Pittsburgh Parks

All around Pittsburgh, our amazing parks have incredible fall views right in the heart of town! Easy to get to and family-friendly for Yinzers of all ages, try exploring parks like Highland Park, Frick Park, Emerald View park, and more to take in some awesome views of turning leaves. Check out our list of Pittsburgh parks with vibrant fall foliage and seasonal beauty!

Day Trips Near Pittsburgh

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes

Take in the sights of waterfalls and stunning fall foliage at Frank Lloyd Wright’s properties in the Laurel Highlands!

Moraine State Park
📸 Moraine State Park

Moraine State Park

Just up north in Butler County is the beautiful Moraine State Park, a lovely spot for checking out fall foliage outside the city! Its impressive rolling hills and serene Lake Arthur are ideal spots for enjoying a fall picnic, taking a hike among the leaves, or even enjoying a bike ride.

Fall Foliage at McConnells Mill
📸 Dave DiCello

McConnells Mill State Park

The beloved McConnells Mill State Park is a popular spot for so many reasons! Featuring scenic overlooks, large boulders for climbing, captivating waterfalls, and some of the best fall foliage in the entire region (as photographed by the master Dave DiCello).

Fall Foliage Laurel Highlands
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Laurel Highlands

There are 3,000-plus square feet of hills, mountains, and fantastic hiking trails in the Laurel Highlands region, just east of Pittsburgh! Its turning leaves draw in visitors from all across the region, and in addition to its natural wonders, the region is also dotted with historical sites, family entertainment sites, dining, and more.

Other Day Trips from Pittsburgh

Looking for even more leaves? Our list doesn’t stop here! Here in the ‘Burgh, we’re so close to the Appalachian Trail with tons of amazing views and fall foliage opportunities. Check out even more trips you can take this fall!

More Fall Foliage in Pittsburgh

Train Rides

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway | Jim Thorpe

Colebrookdale Railroad | Boyertown

Rockhill Trolley Museum | Rockhill

Northern Central Railway | New Freedom

More Fun Things to Do in Pittsburgh

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