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Milford, PA: Top 50 Small Towns for Fall Color

Maybe you’re the sort of person who bemoans the fading of summer—and we can certainly sympathize. But here in our lovely corner of Pennsylvania, the most all-out dazzling season actually comes on the heels of summertime’s balmy R&R, so don’t despair!

We recently spotlighted the sheer fabulousness of Pocono Mountains fall foliage here at the Hotel Fauchere blog. The region is one of the standouts in that department given its geographic extent, its elevational range, and the lovely diversity of native hardwood trees and shrubs. It all adds up to a prolonged and multicolored show—and our charming home base of Milford, PA happens to be nestled right in the heart of it all.

The Secret’s Out (So to Speak)

Given our position—and the abundance of scenic drives and hikes available in close proximity—it’s little surprise that last year Country Living included Milford among its roundup of the “50 Small Towns Across America With the Most Beautiful Fall Foliage.”

The list puts our fair Pocono hamlet in company with other hubs of flashy autumn foliage such as Stowe, Vermont and Kennebunkport, Maine. The Northeast certainly gets plenty of airtime: not a shocker, given our region can pretty confidently lay claim (alongside the adjoining part of Canada) to the most all-out spectacular fall colors in the world, thanks to a propitious combination of climatic, geographic, and ecological ingredients. But Country Living does rightfully give a few shout-outs to some “leaf-peeping” outposts farther afield, from the Southern Appalachians (Gatlinburg, TN) to the aspen canvases of the Colorado Rockies (Ridgway, CO).

Local Leaf-Peeping

As we mentioned in our previous blogpost, premium lodgings at Hotel Fauchere set you up for some truly rich fall-foliage sightseeing: Daytrip drives in virtually any direction will show off the seasonal reds, oranges, burgundies, and other hues during the peak period, and the close-at-hand forests of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area set the stage for leaf-peeping to your heart’s desire.

Enjoy World-Class Pocono Fall Foliage From a Home Base at the Hotel Fauchere

Combine that sort of natural spectacle with the top-of-the-line hospitality you’ll enjoy here at the historic Hotel Fauchere—from the pinnacle of fine dining to the sumptuous treatments of the Badea & Soul Day Spa—and you’ve got the recipe for an absolutely unparalleled fall getaway in the Poconos. Keep an eye on the “foliage forecast” and reach out to us to secure your postcard-perfect accommodations!