Lyman Run State Park 2021 Fall Foliage Update

A panoramic view of Lyman Run lake and dam at Lyman Run State Park in Potter County, Pennsylvania.

The fall foliage at Lyman Run State Park looked fantastic when I visited on the afternoon of October 5th, 2021!

Downstream view of Lyman Run dam and the fall foliage in October 2021.
Downstream view of Lyman Run Dam and the fall foliage in October 2021.

If you’re unfamiliar with this 595-acre park, it’s located in northern Potter County, just west of the PA Grand Canyon.

A map to Lyman Run State Park in Potter County, PA.
A map to Lyman Run State Park in Potter County, PA.

If the fall foliage at Lyman Run State Park isn’t at its absolute peak already, it will be in the next few days.

Fall foliage reflections on Lyman Run Lake in Potter County.
Fall foliage reflections on Lyman Run Lake in Potter County.

One of the iconic features of Lyman Run State Park is the sawtooth-shaped dam that helps form Lyman Run Lake.

The sawtooth Lyman Run Dam at Lyman Run State Park.
The sawtooth Lyman Run Dam at Lyman Run State Park.

A walking trail across the breast of the dam allows you to view the entire length of the 45-acre lake.

Looking across the breast of the dam at Lyman Run State Park.
Looking across the breast of the dam at Lyman Run State Park.

There’s also a roadside scenic overlook just a five minute drive from the park office.

Lyman Lake Vista at Lyman Run State Park in Potter County.
Lyman Lake Vista at Lyman Run State Park in Potter County.

And when I say roadside, I mean roadside!

The roadside Lyman Lake Vista in Potter County, PA.
The roadside Lyman Lake Vista in Potter County, PA.

If you want to catch the fall foliage at Lyman Run State Park in all its glory, my advice is to get there this week!

Spectacular Fall foliage at Lyman Lake Vista along Rock Run Road in Potter County, PA.
Spectacular Fall foliage at Lyman Lake Vista along Rock Run Road in Potter County.

Also check out my Kinzua Bridge State Park 2021 Fall Foliage Update for another place where the colors are peaking this week!

Kinzua Bridge skywalk as viewed from one of the viewing platforms.
Fall foliage at Kinzua Bridge State Park on 10/5/2021.

The Abandoned Ski Resort at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County is quite possibly the most unique fall foliage destination in all of northcentral PA!

Beautiful fall foliage surrounding the abandoned ski lifts at Denton Hill State Park.
Beautiful fall foliage surrounding the abandoned ski lifts at Denton Hill State Park.

Last operated in 2014, the ski resort may be abandoned, but the state park is still open to visitors.

Ski lift at the abandoned Denton Hill State Park ski resort.
The abandoned ski resort at Denton Hill State Park in Potter County.

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Rusty Glessner is a professional photographer, lifelong Pennsylvanian, and creator of the PA Bucket List travel blog.