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Leaf Peeping in Harrisburg

Published: Sep 20, 2022
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It's officially fall which means Harrisburg will be bursting with color soon. Check out these five places to take in the crisp natural phenomenon that is autumn!

Riverfront Park

Running parallel to the Susquehanna River between the shoreline and Front Street, Riverfront Park is one of the best places to catch the leaves changing. Besides the beautiful trees lined in the park itself, you have views of City Island, Wormleysburg and Blue Mountain in the distance that can all be seen turning hues of yellow, red and orange.

City Island

Besides the many fun activities that can be enjoyed on City Island, there are plenty of areas to peep the leaves. Our personal favorite spot is by the riverboat dock. You can bring a picnic or grab something from Cafe Huey and enjoy an autumn picnic with the view of the river and the city. Bonus: Hop on a Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat cruise to enjoy 360-degree views of Harrisburg's Riverfront, City Island, and the mountains. 

Wildwood Park

Wildwood Fall Walk

This gem of a park is tucked away from the busy streets of Downtown Harrisburg and makes for a great place to enjoy a peaceful walk through nature. While checking out the leaves, be on the lookout for various bird species and whitetail deer.

Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

Fort Hunter - Free Things To Do

Also situated along the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion is framed by beautiful towering trees that turn a golden leafy hue in the fall. The walking trail through the park has views of the surrounding hills and can be the perfect spot for fall family photos!

Italian Lake

Located in Uptown, Italian Lake is a very picturesque park. Come for a crisp autumn stroll and admire the leaves changing around the textured pathways.

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Author: Syeda Tayyeba

Director of Marketing & Communications, ExploreHBG