I spent most of the day on October 15,2022 looking for the best fall foliage views in Cambria County.
My day started with an impromptu stop at the Reade Township war memorial along Route 865 – the fall foliage there was simply too vibrant to pass up.
From there I made my way to Prince Gallitzin State Park, where the fall foliage views were fantastic.
I drove a clock-wise loop around the 6,249-acre state park, stopping off at various points of interest along my route.
Mud Lick Gazebo was one of my first stops – here you have an excellent elevated, roadside view Glendale Lake, the centerpiece of the park.
Next I drove to Headache Hill, where a water tank that doubles as an observation tower offers magnificent 360-degree views of the park.
The marina at Prince Gallitzin State Park was surrounded by light, shadows, and vivid colors when viewed from Headache Hill as well.
The Wyerough boat launch was my next stop, where the bright white boats stood out in stark contrast to the red and orange foliage.
My next stop on this Cambria County fall foliage excursion was Pickerel Pond at Prince Gallitzin State Park.
The picnic grove next to Pickerel Pond was one of the most colorful fall foliage spots in Cambria County on this day.
My final stop on this loop tour of Prince Gallitzin State Park was the dam at Glendale Lake.
I walked across the breast of the dam along a popular walking trail.
The views from the bridge over the spillway of the dam were marvelous.
From Prince Gallitzin State Park I made my way south on Route 219 to the Johnstown Flood National Memorial in South Fork.
Here the fall foliage on the remnants of the breached South Fork Dam (cause of the 1889 Johnstown Flood) glistened in the late afternoon sun.
The fall foliage on the bed of what was once Lake Conemaugh was also remarkable.
On the south side of the memorial, I walked down to the edge of the Conemaugh River, which now flows unimpeded through the breached South Fork Dam.
Looking up towards the Visitor Center, the late afternoon clouds made a picturesque backdrop for the Unger House, home of the dam’s caretaker at the time of the 1889 flood.
All in all it was a great day to be out and about exploring the phenomenal fall foliage in Cambria County, and if you have a chance to get there this week you can catch some of the same views I did.
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