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September 25, 2023
Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival

Celebrate All Things Autumn in Historic Jim Thorpe

A busy afternoon on Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The famous NEPA town hosts its annual Fall Foliage Festival every weekend in October.

While the trees are the main attraction during festival weekends, the fun certainly doesn’t stop there. The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival brings together a multitude of activities and entertainment.

And it’s not all just about seeing the sights. Visitors can shop to their heart’s content at over 50 local stores and vendors. You’ll find it all from new, old and used books to antiques and handcrafted soaps just to name a few.

Get To Know This Historic NEPA Gem

Jim Thorpe Sidecar Tourz — Jim Thorpe, PA

Experience Jim Thorpe in new and exciting ways.

Join up with a local ghost tour, check out the town’s history at one of several museums or peruse some great, local art. And, of course, you can always slap on a helmet and take the to the road in a truly unique sightseeing tour.  Then, take a break and enjoy some live, local music at any one of four stages throughout town.

Take a Few Steps Off the Beaten Path

Pocono Whitewater — Jim Thorpe, PA

With a nickname like “The Gateway to The Poconos,” there’s bound to be some outdoor adventure.

You can save the shopping and sightseeing for the late afternoon and spend your morning rafting the mighty Lehigh River. Or hop on a bike and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the scenic Lehigh Gorge State Park. From paintball and epic hiking to snagging those stunning valley views, you can fill up an entire weekend with adventure.

Of Course, There’s Gonna' Be Food

Notch Eight Craft House — Jim Thorpe, PA

Top off all that sightseeing, shopping and adventure with a drink and a tasty meal.

You’ll find few chain eateries in this town. All of the restaurants up and down West Broadway and Race Street are authentic, original and local. From steak and beer to fine dining, food lovers will find little trouble pleasing their palates.

Don’t Miss Out on all the Fall Fun!

The Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival runs every Saturday & Sunday throughout October.

Plan ahead for traffic congestion and parking. Zoned park n pay kiosks are available throughout town and there is a large visitor parking lot with shuttle service located just off of Route 209 as you enter downtown.

Enjoy all that festive Jim Thorpe has to offer with this detailed walking map and for more information visit the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency.


Article updated from its original version published on 10/03/2018.