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Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

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Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

We will be in the Allentown and Bethlehem area in October and like to see the fall colors. Any favorite spots in these two places where I can take some pictures. Thanks

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1. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

maybe wind gap, or blue mountain, or the lehigh gorge near jim thorpe.

mid october should be about right

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2. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

I Agree about the Lehigh Gorge near Jim Thorpe. The foliage is stunning.

Peak color is usually the second to third week in October, although it can vary by as much as a week from year to year.

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3. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

Thanks. We do have plans to visit Jim Thorpe and will make sure we seek out the best viewing spot. Thanks again.

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4. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

there is a rails to trails bike path all the way through the gorge. flat all the way. there are limited access points, but you could rent bikes and arrange for shuttles to make the trip the lenght you want

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5. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

Jim Thorpe

Anywhere in Berks County

If you like hiking, Mount Tammany in the Delaware Water Gap is a great hike and has amazing views. You'll need a car to get there. The "red dot trail" is a nice little workout on the way up, and the "blue dot trail" passes some nice water features on the way down.

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6. Re: Fall Foliage in Allentown and Bethlehem

"arrange for shuttles to make the trip the lenght you want"

There are only two ways to have a trip of the length you want. One is to start from one of the access points and ride half of that length and turn around. The other is to want a length that happens to match the distance between access points. There are five access points. From White Haven to Tannery Bridge is about 2 miles. From there it's about 7 miles to Rockport. It's another 12 miles to Glen Onoko, and about 2 more to the parking lot in JT. I don't think you'll find a commercial shuttle that stops at Tannery, but you can get one to the other locations. It's a few miles south of the gorge, but you can also ride the towpath along the canal in Weissport. Also in that area you could drive to the top of Flagstaff Mountain to enjoy the "100 mile view".

You can also take a scenic train ride from JT through the southern portion of the gorge. That will offer some great scenery, especially if there's good foliage.

You could also head up to Delaware Water Gap.

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