Looking for the perfect spot to capture gorgeous scenery this fall? Berks County’s farmland and foliage are sure to enhance your camera roll with the beautiful colors of the season. Whether you are a photographer looking for a background for your clients or are simply stepping up your phone photography game, Pennsylvania’s Americana Region has the place for you.

Hawk Mountain Fall @hawk_mountain

Pulpit Rock 

Located on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, this lookout is perfect for views! Get a good workout in while traveling the pinnacle loop to your photo-worthy spot. Be on top of the world as you capture a panoramic view of Berks County. No matter what time of day you are climbing the trail, you are sure to come home with a great photo. Play with the lighting to capture different shadows and highlights throughout the mountain range, showcasing the beauty that autumn offers.

West Reading Butterfly Mural @karinmallett

West Reading Murals 

Looking for a bright and artistic look to your photo? West Reading is home to over 30 murals painted by artists inspired by the local community. Make your subjects pop by placing them in front of the bright colors, or make the murals themselves the focus of your image. Embrace your creativity and enjoy the fun atmosphere in the streets of West Reading, PA, while taking your photos. 

Hopewell Furnace Fall @thedailyantiquarian

Hopewell Furnace 

Located in southern Berks County, this 19th-century “iron plantation” surrounded by incredible foliage offers a variety of backdrops for your photos. The restored structures and village transport you back in time, giving a unique look and feel to any photograph. If nature photography is more your speed, explore reclusive animal species found in the park or the diverse plants throughout the trails. Home to 120 types of birds, deer, and farm animals, this park is any nature photographer’s dream. 

Reading Public Museum Fall @rdgmuseum

Reading Public Museum 

Capture a world of curiosities in the heart of Berks County at the Reading Public Museum. Explore the grounds complete with unique sculptures and architecture, and click that shutter. The Arboretum is open from sunrise to sunset, making it a great spot to have a morning or evening photo shoot. The area covers 25 acres along the Wyomissing Creek, offering a variety of backdrop options for your subjects. It’s no wonder this museum is also a wedding venue!  

Blue Marsh Overlook Bob McClennan

Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area 


No matter where you are in the park, you are guaranteed a great photo opportunity. Capture great landscape shots from high above or lake views from the day beach area.  What’s great about this park is that there are so many options for not only photo spots but also recreation. Discover one of the trails on foot or a bike if you’re feeling extra adventurous to get that action shot.   

Remember that what makes a photo memorable is the way you felt and what you experienced when you took it. Berks County makes it easy to capture those feelings. Get curious about the area and see for yourself what makes it so special.  We want to see your photos! Use #VisitPaAmericana for a chance to be featured.