5 of the Best Fall Activities in Pittsburgh

It’s almost time for sweater weather, pumpkin spice, apple cider, and all things Halloween! Fall is just around the corner. This change in seasons ushers in a breath of fresh air featuring new fun-filled festivities! You’ll find no shortage of amazing things to do near Pittsburgh in the fall. From costume contests with Yogi Bear and Friends to apple-picking at a local farm, you’re destined for an unforgettable vacation!  

Read on for some of our favorite suggestions. Then, be sure to request a free copy of our Vacation Itinerary for help planning your next camping adventure at Jellystone Park 

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5 of Our Favorite Things to Do near Pittsburgh in the Fall  

Follow the Falling Leaves  

If you haven’t experienced the fall foliage near Pittsburgh before, then you’re in for quite a treat. Colorful treetops paint the skyline with golden yellow, fiery orange, and warm red hues. Follow the falling leaves and explore some of the nearby state parks to take in the beauty of nature. We recommend visiting:  

  • Lake Arthur  
  • McConnells Mill State Park  
  • Clear Creek State Forest  

Get Spooked at a Haunted House  

For fans of horror, you’re going to love the haunted houses in the area! Some of these attractions can be quite scary, so be sure to read up about each one before taking your kids.  

Visit a Local Orchard or Farm  

Maybe you’re searching for the perfect glass of apple cider. Perhaps you’d like to take the kids out to a farm to pick their own pumpkin. Either way, you’re in luck. Here are a handful of orchards and farms that you should consider stopping by during your visit to our region:  

Travel Tip: Many of these local farms and orchards host their own fall festivals!  

Enjoy All the Fall Festivities at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest  


Here at Jellystone Park, we like to go all out for our fall festivities! Let your kids run with zombies, carve pumpkins, and eat candy when you stay at our campsite in September or October. You’re in for the time of your lives! Here are some of our favorite activities that we host this time of year: 

Zombie “Dead-Ication” Weekend | September 

Be prepared to lose your mind at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest as the undead rise around the campground! This weekend is dead-icated to Zombies. During your weekend get-away you will have an opportunity to come face to face with the undead while getting your face painted to look just like them in our Zombie Face Painting.  Compete against the Zombies down at the Battle Company Laser Tag Field in our Humans vs. Zombies Laser Tag Sessions. We will also be playing Zombie Tag and having our Zombie Brain Relay Races. Once the sun goes down on Saturday night, it is time for us to get this Zombie outbreak under control! Let’s load up our nerf guns and jump on our Zombie battle wagon in our Zombie Takeover Hayride. Can’t come this weekend?  Not to worry – we have similar plans the following weekend, September 17-19, 2021.  If you are a fan of the undead and are looking to lose your mind with a weekend full of family fun, then book your stay now at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest!

The Great Pumpkin, Yogi Bear Weekend | September 

Attention Campers!!! Yogi Bear and Boo Boo want everyone to join them at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest as we celebrate the start of fall and the start of our great pumpkin fun this weekend. You will be amazed at just how much fun you will have Passing Pumpkins, Tossing Rings at Pumpkins, Bowling with Pumpkins, and so much more. This weekend we are also giving you an opportunity to Plant Magic Pumpkin Seeds in our Magic Pumpkin Patch to grow your very own Magic Pumpkin.

Pumpkins, Monsters, and Candy Oh My! Weekend | October 

Then the following weekend (October 1-3, 2021) the fun continues!  Grab your Halloween costumes, Halloween decorations, Halloween candy, and head over to Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest. We will provide the pumpkins for a weekend that is all about pumpkins, monsters, and candy (oh my!). Join us as we pile on the pumpkin fun for a second weekend and get started with all the other Halloween fun as the calendar turns to October.

Spooky Spooktacular Campout Weekends | October 

Be sure to have those Halloween costumes packed so you can join us Saturday afternoon for Trick or Treating and enter the Halloween Costume Contest. We also give our younger campers who are 7 and under an opportunity to walk through the Haunted Pavilion (with the lights on) in our Behind the Haunt Tour. Once the sun goes down on Saturday night, the spooky really starts with our Haunted Hayride to the Spooktacular Haunted Pavilion!  If you believe in having a Spooky Spooktacular time while camping with your family, then this is the weekend for you!! Head over here to get additional details on each weekend!

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Gather ‘Round the Campfire with Yogi Bear & Friends 

pumpkin funAre you ready for your next big family adventure? Then secure your reservation at Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest! Our award-winning campsite sets the scene with so many fun things to do near Pittsburgh in the fall. Enhance your getaway in one of our “glamping” lodging options! Our modern canvas-sided yurts and fully equipped cabins provide a truly unique camping experience that you won’t soon forget! These fun alternatives to traditional camping will impress you and your kids.  

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