With peak foliage season just around the corner, it's time to start scoping out the best places to see the vibrant colors of fall.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR)'s Fall Foliage Report, Pennsylvania has a "longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation." For that reason, different parts of Pennsylvania experience "peak foliage" at different times throughout the fall. As colder weather continues making its way towards us, the colorful foliage is coming along with it. The map above shows what stage foliage is at for each county in the state during the week of October 18th.
Our region's leaves are just beginning to transition, and here in Pottstown, there are many parks with wooded areas that offer great views of the changing leaves. However, we'd like to shine a spotlight on a particularly good spot to do some leaf-peeping this season: North Coventry Township's Coventry Woods.
Coventry Woods is the largest park in the PARRC Region at 688 acres in size. Most of that acreage is made up of mature deciduous forests. That means oaks, maples, birches and more abound in the woods with all of their bright autumn colors. The park offers miles of trails and six different access points for visitors to explore. Trails vary from more difficult steep slopes, to easy meandering paths. And the woods aren't just for hiking. Coventry Woods allows mountain biking, running, and dogs on a leash. So pick a day, bring along a furry friend, and explore Coventry Woods this fall.