Fall Foliage Tours

Fall Foliage Tours in Central PA

Dense woodlands surround much of this beautiful region, making it home to some of Pennsylvania's most beautiful old-growth forests. Our highways and byways are ideal for glorious autumn afternoon drives or bicycle rides. Our peaceful country roads, mountains, valleys, and pastoral fields are sure to inspire you.

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Fall Foliage Walking Or Biking Tours

Rail Trail Lewisburg and Mifflinburg

The Buffalo Valley Rail Trail is a 9.2 mile trail that joins Lewisburg and Mifflinburg. The trail includes bathroom facilities and parking areas at both ends and interpretive signage along the route. The trail parallels Route 45 (see map). Along the trail you will see beautiful fall foliage up close as you meander through the countryside. 

Reds, golds, and oranges light Pennsylvania's woodlands with brilliant colors. The last of the season’s wildflowers add a bit of color to woodland edges and meadows. Join us for a closer look at autumn leaves and wildflowers. We'll discuss factors affecting color change and leaf drop in woodland trees and explore some wildflowers of fall. The walk will be about 3/4 of a mile at an easy pace. Dress for the weather and time in the outdoors.

Montour Preserve offers fourteen miles of beautiful leaf viewing walking/hiking trails. They range in size from the handicapped-accessible Hummingbird Trail to the more challenging Chilisuagi Trail that loops around the lake. Many of the trails are interpretive trails, providing either signs or booklets that describe natural or historical features along the trail. Most trails pass through several habitats offering a variety of plant and animal life along the way

If you prefer to be wheeling along, bikes can be rented from Earl's Bicycle Store. More fall biking routes can be found here.

Fall Foliage Driving Tours

Route 304 Loop (45 minutes, 27 miles)

Along the way, you’ll experience quaint downtowns and rural landscapes alike. 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.  From New Berlin, take Route 304 to Mifflinburg. Turn right onto Route 45 and follow it to Lewisburg.

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Route 104 / Route 522 Loop (1 hour 15 minutes, 45 miles)

Here you’ll view fall foliage with the backdrop of mountain ranges and deep valleys. With this tour, we have included some neat little places to stop and shop.

From Lewisburg, follow Market Street, which turns into Route 45 West. Travel on Route 45 West for 9 miles into Mifflinburg. Go through the town of Mifflinburg and turn left onto Route 104. Follow 104 to Route 522 East to Selinsgrove. From Selinsgrove, follow Route 15 North to Lewisburg.

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Covered Bridges & Country Roads Loop (1 hour, 30 minutes, 45 miles)
Explore several covered bridges and country roads while viewing the colorful fall leaves. This tour starts and ends at our Visitors Center and takes you through peaceful backroads.

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Route 45 (Purple Heart Hwy) / Route 192 Loop (2 hours 5 minutes, 92 miles)
Along the way, you’ll see rural pastures, farm fields, barns, Amish horse-and-buggies and ample fall foliage. We've also included with this tour some natural wonders that you may want to stop and check out.

From Lewisburg, follow Market Street, which turns into Route 45 West. Route 45 West is called the Purple Heart Highway and is 92 miles of historic, scenic beauty that ends in the State College area. If you don’t want to take the entire loop, 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.

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