Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania is known for some of the best fall foliage in the county and now we can prove it.
USA Today has announced Westmoreland County’s Keystone State Park as the top destination for fall foliage in the county in its Readers’ Choice Awards list.
The Laurel Highlands has been a top 10 destination for the past three years.
The 78-acre lake was followed by places in Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and New Hampshire.
The leaves will start changing over the next few weeks with the leaves typically peaking in the middle of October.
“I am extremely excited for Keystone State Park winning the competition as the nation’s best fall foliage destination,” Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said. “We are fortunate to have some of the best locations to view fall foliage in the world, and it is wonderful to have this honor bestowed on one of our state parks. I am hopeful that this recognition will get more people out to the Laurel Highlands this fall.”