Go Leaf Peeping on Route 11
The Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania are famous for vibrant fall colors. The mountains are blazing with brilliant foliage, normally peaking around early October.
This itinerary will take you on a scenic drive heading north along Route 11 starting near Factoryville. In addition to the autumn views, you’ll also enjoy fascinating historic sites, delicious food, and small-town charm along the way.
Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct
Start a scenic drive north along Route 11 through the foliage of Wyoming County. Stop for pictures at the historic Tunkhannock Viaduct, “an engineering wonder of the world”
Stop # 2
Martin's Creek Viaduct
The Martin’s Creek Viaduct is older and smaller than its cousin, the Tunkhannock Viaduct, but it offers impressive views nonetheless. Route 11 will take you right underneath the massive concrete arches, or you can visit the scenic overlook on Zick’s Hill Road.
Old Mill Village
New Milford, PA
Continue north on Route 11 to Old Mill Village Museum in New Milford. Tour their unique museum, which showcases the crafts and artifacts of the late 18th through early 20th centuries. Throughout the year, the museum offers themed and holiday programs.
Maloney's Irish Pub & Family Restaurant
Stop for a lunch break at Maloney’s in Hallstead. This family-owned restaurant that offers a little something for everyone, from burgers and flatbreads to steaks and seafood.
Priesthood Restoration Site
After lunch, drive to Oakland for a tour of the Priesthood Restoration Site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This attraction is where Mormon founder Joseph Smith was visited by John the Baptist to receive his ordination. This site features a visitors center, restored farm buildings (including Smith’s home), and walking paths that offer access to the woods and riverfront.
Stop # 6
Chocolates by Leopold
Finish the afternoon with a visit to downtown Montrose for a stop at Chocolates by Leopold, a local chocolatier who offers the region’s premiere confections. Enjoy some touring in town at the shops, galleries, and the Susquehanna Historical Society.
Depart for home while still surrounded by the exquisite scenery of the Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.