Sense Spectacular as Fall Rolls Out Along Route 6
US Route 6 in Pennsylvania is a favorite fall foliage destination where travelers can see the brilliant colors of Pennsylvania’s northern tier; but it's also a place to fully satisfy all the senses from tasting and smelling the results of the harvest, to hearing the quietness of a forest trail and feeling the early morning dew.
Whether it is a full Greek omelet at the Milford Diner, homemade pie at the Wellsboro Diner or hearty soup at the Edinboro Diner; the hometown diners across Route 6 are highly recommended for the comfort foods just like your Grandmother made. Plenty of farm stands are still offering products from the harvest, including fresh apples and pumpkins. Check out the farmer’s markets in Honesdale or Warren on Saturday mornings.
The smells as you walk into one of the maple sugar producers will not only make you hungry but should spark your creative juices as you think of recipes to try with their new lines of marinades, creams, and spices. Plan to visit the Hurry Hill Maple Museum in Edinboro on Sundays in the fall or Patterson Farms in Sabinsville, which is open all year round.
Fall is the perfect time to feel the early morning sun and cool breeze as you hike on a trail, what a better place to see the fall foliage up close and personal. The Lackawanna River Heritage Trail offers many access points for hiking and biking in the Scranton area. For the more adventurous type, feel twigs crackling under your fat tires as you bicycle through the Billy Lewis Area Trail system in Potter County.
To experience all these senses at once, visit one of the many seasonal fall festivals like the2nd annual Pumpkin Trailon October 17. The trail meanders through the back roads of the Endless Mountains and the villages of Laceyville and Meshoppen, giving travelers the chance to view the flaming foliage, taste and smell the wares from local family farms and businesses, touch the animals at the petting zoo, and enjoy the orchards, hayrides, antiques and more.
Other great events to stimulate your senses are:
- 25th Annual Fall Pumpkin Feston October 9 thru 11 at Conneaut Lake Park.
- Johnny Appleseed Festivalon October 9 thru 11 at Memorial Park in Sheffield.
- Harvest and Wine Festivalon October 10 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock
- Harvest and Heritage Dayson October 9 and 10 in Honesdale.
Be sure to get out and DO 6 this fall for some sensory excitement. Click here for PA Route 6 Fall Travel Itineraries.
Read past Monthly Features:
September 2015 - Scenic Overlooks and Viaducts
August 2015 - Celebrating the Birth of Gifford Pinchot Across Route 6
June 2015 - Route 6 as a Transportation Corridor
May 2015 - PA Route 6 as a National Recreational Trail
April 2015 - The Real Artisans of PA Route 6
March 2015 - Maple Month
February 2015 - Washington and Lincoln Connections