Spectacular fall foliage on campus
All eyes are on Pennsylvania this November–and it’s not just for the reason that you’re probably thinking of! Did you know that the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) claims that the Keystone State has longest leaf-peeping season in the world?
(Yes, the whole world!)
Our unique, sweet spot between 40° and 42° north latitude with its varied topography in eastern North America rivals only two other places in the world (the British Isles and Northeastern China and northern Japan,) as the perfect habitat for 134 species of deciduous trees and many more shrubs and vines which display a wide array of wondrous autumn colors.
So it’s not just red, white, and blue on display in Pennsylvania this fall this year–it’s red, blazing orange, terracotta, sun-baked pumpkin, deep cayenne, honey gold, and much, much more! Your next world class experience is as close as a walk around Villanova’s beautiful campus!
Enjoy the following links to Pennsylvania’s DCNR, which includes road trip maps (including where to stop for a pumpkin-flavored gob – yes, please!!) as well as to other states’ wobbly claims to the foliage crown, kindly compiled by Merrill Stein, Geography and the Environment subject librarian.
Joanne Quinn is Director of Communication and Marketing. Thanks to Villanova University’s Grounds Maintenance for our beautiful campus landscape.