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Map: Best places to see fall foliage near Philly this week

It’s shaping up to be a “beautiful autumn”

The weather this weekend is looking just a little less dreary than it has been this past week, but that shouldn’t stop even the most avid leaf-peepers from doing their thing. So for everyone who’s excited for sweater weather and fall foliage, definitely bookmark this map that reveals when and where fall foliage in Pennsylvania is expected to peak.

Each week, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry publishes its fall foliage report, with some interesting commentary to boot.

We’re into the second full week of autumn, so they expect that next week (September 29 – October 5) will still be pretty green. According to the map, we’ll have to wait until the end of October for the Philadelphia region to hit its fall foliage peak.

But if you plan to head out of town this weekend, head north, where they predict fall foliage to hit its peak starting October 6. This weekend, look for sugar maple trees, which they say "have become a brilliant hew of yellow and are a sight to see."

All in all, the bureau says they expect it to be a "beautiful autumn" in Pennsylvania.