Autumn-Upper Delaware

Our Autumn guide to the Upper Delaware is here, all about autumn activities, artistic pursuits, festivals and celebrations - including Halloween.

Leaf-peeping is a favorite autumn pastime all over the Northeastern U.S., and the Upper Delaware is no exception. Deciduous trees turn color the world over, but the Northeast is unique in terms of the sheer variety of trees it hosts and their corresponding colors. Read our autumn foliage guide to learn about which trees provide some of the most splendid hues.

In these pages you will also discover some fabulous venues for leaf-peeping on foot: Sullivan County’s rail trails—paths through the countryside that have been converted from railroad for the use of pedestrians and bikes.

In rural areas like ours, autumn is also the time for putting up the harvest. A local farmer offers tips on the various ways you can keep your summer bounty on the table throughout the cold seasons.

And then there’s Halloween, a celebration that has become increasingly popular in part due to its power to stimulate the imagination. It has inspired a wildly inventive haunted hayride not too far from us in the outskirts of Scranton and Honesdale’s Canaltown Spooky Movie Festival closer to home. The eerie and the macabre even inspires art, like the paintings of local artist Nancy Sadler. You can take a tour of the ride, the festival and the paintings in Autumn.


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