Why Clearfield County, PA is the Perfect Place for Leaf Peeping

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Covered Bridge Surrounded by Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

Clearfield County is located in the center of Pennsylvania and carries the slogan “Halfway to Everywhere”. This proves extremely beneficial during the leaf-peeping season is in full swing and the hills of the area are illuminated with the colors of Autumn. We spoke with local experts who gave us the insider scoop on the best driving routes with beautiful views, the top-rated B&B’s to stay and other essential tips every visitor should know. 

Foliage Drives 

Discover the colors of fall through back road drives or more well-known routes with Visit Clearfield’s Driving Routes. This list of various routes to take will not only provide you with spectacular views but also plenty of opportunities to discover the local culture through small towns, Amish shops at Bilger’s Rocks and plenty of spots to shop at. 

Restful Bed and Breakfasts to Stay

The Victorian Loft sits right along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and provides a stunning view of the tranquil river against the backdrop of colorful leaves. It is an elegant Victorian-style home built in 1894 and is within walking distance of a theater, restaurants and plenty of shopping. 

Shoff-Read Century Farmhouse is a picturesque hidden treasure situated in the countryside of Clearfield County. This farmhouse was built in 1885 and has been owned and maintained by the same family for over 140 years. Enjoy generational hospitality while soaking in the vivid colors of autumn all around you. 

Eateries

Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub has been featured on the famous Man Vs. Food television show as they are home to the world’s largest burger eating challenges. If food challenges aren’t quite your thing, they also offer American-style food, sandwiches, wings and more!

Farm Table provides fresh food that is literally farm-to-table. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner to hungry diners with limited hours so be sure to check online for current hours. 

Gio’s BBQ is steeped in local history and is said to provide some of the best BBQs in the area. Try some Smokehouse platters, buffalo wings or even some of the locally famous pizza by the slice. 

Festivals to Check Out

While enjoying some leaf-peeping around the Clearfield area don’t miss out on some local happenings. For a list of fall events to enjoy, scan the QR code. 

September – Harmony Grange Fair

October – The Bloody Knox Fall Festival

November – Home for the Holidays in Curwensville

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