Fuel & Fall Fun

Catch the Fall Foliage

  • According to the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (DCNR), PA has the longest and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation. Take advantage of the colorful hues that our state produces by traveling the PA Turnpike to view the prime foliage locations. Visit DCNR’s fall foliage map for information leaves changing information.

PA Turnpike’s Birthday Season

  • Did you know that the PA Turnpike officially opened to traffic in the autumn of 1940? On October 1, America’s First Superhighway revolutionized our country’s highway system. 70 years later and the PA Turnpike is still connecting millions of motorists to their destinations. Learn more about the history of the PA Turnpike here.

Service Plazas

  • There are 17 service plazas located along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The plazas are open 24 hours a day and offer a variety of fast food options, fuel, restrooms and other amenities.
  • Plan your road trip breaks around the locations of the plazas and checkout the service plaza guide for information on where you can find your favorite food, free cell phone charging, and more.
  • There are seasonal outdoor Farmers Markets located at the New Stanton, Allentown, and Sideling Hill Service Plazas. From early spring to late fall, Turnpike travelers enjoy shopping at these markets which carry Pennsylvania farm products.