Black Moshannon State Park 2021 Fall Foliage Update

Fall foliage at Black Moshannon State Park 2021 Update

The fall foliage at Black Moshannon State Park was outstanding when I visited on October 11th, 2021!

Late afternoon glow off of Black Moshannon Lake.
Late afternoon glow off of Black Moshannon Lake.

I first checked out the Star Mill Loop Trail, as that’s one of the places the foliage normally changes the earliest at Black Moshannon State Park – this year is no exception.

Fall foliage along the Star Mill Loop Trail at Black Moshannon State Park.
The Star Mill Loop Trail at Black Moshannon State Park on October 11th, 2021.

Next I made my way down to the boat rental area, where things are colorful but not quite as far along.

Fall foliage near the boat rental at Black Moshannon State Park.
The boat rental area at Black Moshannon State Park on October 11th, 2021.

I then proceeded to boat launch number 3, where I put my kayak in the water for a lap around the southwestern portion of the lake.

Fall foliage near a boat launch at Black Moshannon State Park.
Boat launch number 3 at Black Moshannon State Park.

Seeing the fall foliage from the water at Black Moshannon State Park is a favorite October activity of mine.

Fall foliage view from the kayak on October 11th, 2021.
View from the kayak at Black Moshannon Lake on October 11th, 2021.

The calm black water is the perfect mirror to reflect the reds and golds off the trees along the shoreline.

Fall foliage reflections on Black Moshannon Lake.
Fall foliage reflections on Black Moshannon Lake.

The partially submerged stumps in this part of the lake are remnants of the logging-era activity that went on here.

Fall foliage at sunset on Black Moshannon Lake.
Fall foliage at sunset on Black Moshannon Lake.

There were even a few late-season water lilies blooming against the backdrop of fall colors.

Water lily and fall foliage at Black Moshannon State Park.
Water lily and fall foliage at Black Moshannon State Park.

The fall foliage at Black Moshannon State Park should really be approaching peak by this coming weekend.

Fall foliage around Black Moshannon Lake on October 11th, 2021.
Fall foliage around Black Moshannon Lake on October 11th, 2021.

If you’d like directions to any of the spots mentioned here, be sure to check out my in-depth article about the best things to see and do at Black Moshannon State Park.

Fall foliage along the banks of Black Moshannon Lake.
Fall foliage along the banks of Black Moshannon Lake.

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