Lehigh Valley is a fantastic year-round destination, but there’s something special about this region in autumn. The air takes on a chill signaling the upcoming snowfall and the leaves transform into a mosaic of yellows, oranges, and reds. If you’ve never experienced late fall in Lehigh Valley, PA, you’re missing out on an amazing experience. Find out why we love this season from beginning to end and where to find the best accommodations in town!
Spend Late Fall in Lehigh Valley, PA
Enjoy the Beautiful Weather
With the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, autumn is a great time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Lehigh Valley! Hiking is a popular seasonal activity, and Hawk Mountain has some of the best trails around. Though this center is primarily a bird sanctuary, Hawk Mountain trails are known for being well-maintained and for their gorgeous views. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera along for this hike!
Another great option for some exercise and sightseeing is a bicycle ride! Bring your bike or rent one at a local shop and explore some of the scenic trails in the region. A fun way to see some local landmarks while on a ride is to follow the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour. The entire tour is 50 miles long but can be easily broken up if you’d rather not go the full distance. Another fantastic fall cycling route is Monocacy Way. Located in Bethlehem, this path leads travelers past excellent attractions like Burnside Plantation and Colonial Industrial Quarter.
If you’d prefer to go leaf peeping via car, the Lehigh Valley Covered Bridge Tour is a great route to take! It showcases seven of the 200 remaining covered bridges in the state, five of which are still drivable. As you drive to each of the bridges, you’ll be able to enjoy the beautiful fall colors for which this region is known.
Tour Area Wineries and Breweries
Fall is the perfect time to visit wineries and breweries in Lehigh Valley! Pair your glass of exquisite wine or delicious mug of beer with gorgeous views of the changing leaves. The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is a great way to get to know the wineries in the area. Whether you’re an experienced wine-taster who can detect the faintest notes in a blend or you simply appreciate a nice glass in the evening, a visit to any of these wineries is a great way to spend the afternoon. For beer lovers, the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail is the perfect way to visit some of the local brewpubs.
Stay at Sayre Mansion
Experience the beauty of late fall in Lehigh Valley, PA, all season long when you book a room at Sayre Mansion! Our historic bed and breakfast features luxurious, comfortable rooms, a delicious daily breakfast, and a convenient location near downtown Bethlehem.
You’ll get the best view of the fall foliage from Room 23, which was the former sanctuary of the mistress of the house. Today, it features a king-size bed, a large armoire, and a two-sided table desk with matching chairs. The large windows overlook the beautiful back lawns, and the electric fireplace gives the room a cozy warmth.
Check our availability and book today! We look forward to having you.