Warren County Inching Closer to Peak Fall Foliage


WARREN, Pa. – Warren County is nearing its peak fall foliage season, with leaves already beginning to change.

Warren County is about two weeks away from its peak, according to a release from DCNR Bureau of Forestry’s fall foliage report.

“Although most of Penn’s Woods are still forest-green, the recent cooldown and colder nights observed statewide have spurred noticeable changes in the northern tier,” the report stated. “The ten-day forecast indicates seasonable to below-average temperatures, which should compel steady changes throughout the commonwealth. Abundant rainfall throughout the growing season has primed Pennsylvania forests for a fantastic fall foliage season. Expect a vibrant, beautiful show!”

To the East, McKean and Potter Counties are about a week ahead of Warren and rapidly approaching their peak. To the south, Elk and Cameron Counties have not seen significant change as of yet.

“The district manager in Cornplanter State Forest District (Warren, Erie counties) reported that warm, sunny days and noticeably cooler nights have initiated the fall foliage season in northwestern Pennsylvania,” the report said. “Yellow seems to be the dominant early color as displayed by aspen, ash, and locust species.

“Other shrubs that are displaying early bright colors are sumac and dogwood. Fall coloration is just beginning but already there is a blush over the landscape as the green leaves begin their transition to a rainbow of fall colors. The weather is cooperating to not only enjoy the fall foliage but to visit one of the many fall festivals occurring in the region. Peak fall foliage in the area is expected in mid-October.”