September 25, 2017
But you may have noticed on your walk or drive that it's not pretty in Philadelphia or the rest of the state yet. When? WHEN?
Do not fret. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry has released its first ever fall foliage map, which shows residents when leaves will reach their "peak color" in different areas (a tip of the hat to PhillyMag).
In Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, it appears that peak color will be Oct. 24-30, the latest timeframe in the state.
Minor foliage changes are noticeable on a few species, like bittersweet and black walnut. Stressed ashes are yellowing early, and staghorn sumac is just beginning to turn orange in some areas.
Got it. If you're looking for 10 spots to view picturesque fall foliage near Philly, we have literally the perfect article for you. And for kicks, here are a few more pictures of pretty autumn trees to hold you over until late October.