I spent a good part of the day on October 10, 2022 looking for the best fall foliage views in Clarion County.
Specifically, I spent several hours exploring Cook Forest State Park, not far from the Clarion River.
I started my explorations at Seneca Point, which is home to both a natural and a man-made scenic overlook.
The natural scenic overlook at Seneca Point is a rock outcropping composed of enormous boulders and chasms.
Here the views are to the south, and the fall foliage was truly beautiful on this day.
A few minutes walk from this rock formation is the man-made scenic overlook – Fire Tower Number 9.
Although you are not permitted inside the observation room at the very top, you can climb the steps to the platform just below, giving you a nice elevated view of the Clarion County fall foliage.
From Seneca Point, I made my way to the Children’s Fishing Pond just below the park office.
This stream-fed pond is stocked with trout, and was on this day surrounded by brilliant fall foliage that reflected nicely off the calm surface of the water.
From here I made my way to the famed “swinging bridge” over Tom’s Run, just a five minute walk from the park office.
I found the bridge suspended in a sea of vibrant golden leaves on this visit.
Crossing the bridge, I picked up the Rhododendron Trail and hiked for a bit in the Forest Cathedral Natural Area, considered to be Pennsylvania’s finest and largest old-growth forest.
Pictures don’t really do justice to how massive some of these ancient trees truly are.
Virtually every moment I spent at Cook Forest State Park found me in close proximity to excellent Clarion County fall foliage views, an experience you can share as well if you get there soon!
My Laurel Highlands 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions there as of October 16, 2022.
My Centre County 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions there as of October 12, 2022.
My Jefferson County 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions there as of October 10, 2022.
My Tioga County 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions in Wellsboro and the PA Grand Canyon as of October 6, 2022.
My Potter County 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions there as of October 5, 2022.
My Pine Creek Rail Trail 2022 Fall Foliage Update highlights the conditions on the trail near Blackwell as of October 3, 2022.
Did you enjoy this fall foliage update?
If so, be sure to like and follow PA Bucket List on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Pinterest to stay up-to-date on my latest write-ups about the best things to see and do in Pennsylvania!
Click on any of the icons below to get connected to PA Bucket List on social media.