Fall foliage 2018: The best spots to go leaf peeping in Philadelphia

fall foliage 2018

The fall brings a lot of wonderful scents, activities and colors. Pumpkin is everywhere, Halloween candy is in every aisle, apple picking is a must and fall foliage is a treat for our eyes. The changing colors of the leaves are extraordinarily beautiful and help ease our minds that summer is over. Here are the best spots in Philly to check out fall foliage 2018.

The best spots in Philly to enjoy fall foliage 2018

Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park is home to some of Philly’s most beloved attractions including the zoo, historic mansions, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse and Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens. Fairmount Park is huge spanning 2,050-acres and is home to over 50 miles worth of hiking trails where you can get the best views of beautiful fall foliage 2018. 

2000 Belmont Mansion Dr., Philadelphia 

Schuylkill River Trail

This path runs along the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia all the way to Phoenixville. Along the way are plenty of places to experience every bit of fall foliage that Philadelphia has to offer and beyond. 

1 Boathouse Row, Philadelphia

Franklin Square 

This square offers as much history ( William Penn laid out in his original plan of the city in 1682 including Franklin Square ) as it does fall foliage. While admiring the colors of the season grab a burger, play some mini-golf, ride a carousel and much more. 

200 N. 6th St., Philadelphia

University City

College campus’ always seem to go hand and hand with fall foliage. Drexel and Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia are perfect examples of that. Enjoy everything fall has to offer and stroll around both universities 

3620 Locust Walk, Philadelphia

fall foliage 2018

Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Driving in and out of the city just became a lot more enjoyable. The changing bright colors of fall will encompass your commute and make you want to get out of your car to sit and admire nature’s beauty. 

Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., Philadelphia

Independence Hall

There is always something magical about Old City. Stepping into the past with the cobblestone streets, old taverns, and revolutionary timed attractions is always enjoyable. Being at the epicenter of our nation’s existence is the best place to be when you’re in the mood for some fall foliage. 

520 Chestnut St., Philadelphia

fall foliage 2018

Morris Arboretum

Imagine walking through a gorgeous Victorian-era garden while admiring the colors, sights and sounds of fall. That is precisely the experience you will get when you take a trip to Morris Arboretum this season for the best views of fall foliage 2018. 

100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia

Longwood Gardens 

Travel to Brandywine valley to soak in 1,000 acres of scenic fall foliage. Everywhere you turn is a beautiful snapshot of nature, color, and absolutely gorgeous scenery. 

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, Philadelphia 

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