Lyman Run State Park is a fantastic spot for fall foliage viewing in northcentral Pennsylvania!
If you’re unfamiliar with this 595-acre park, it’s located in northern Potter County, just west of the PA Grand Canyon.
If the fall foliage at Lyman Run State Park doesn’t take your breath away, nothing will!
One of the iconic features of Lyman Run State Park is the sawtooth-shaped dam that helps form Lyman Run Lake.
A walking trail across the breast of the dam allows you to view the entire length of the 45-acre lake.
There’s also a roadside scenic overlook just a five minute drive from the park office.
And when I say roadside, I mean roadside!
If you want to catch the fall foliage at Lyman Run State Park in all its glory, it typically peaks in the first week in October.
Kinzua Bridge State Park is another nearby another destination where the colors peak around the same time.
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!
Last operated in 2014, the ski resort may be abandoned, but the state park is still open to visitors.
The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County uses historic artifacts and interactive exhibits to help visitors understand the history of the lumbering industry in the Keystone State, from the arrival of the first Europeans to the present day.
Ole Bull State Park in Potter County is named in honor of Ole Bornemann Bull, a famous Norwegian violinist who purchased 11,144 acres in Potter County in 1852 and attempted to develop a Norwegian colony there that he dubbed “New Norway”.
Where to Find the Best Fall Foliage Views in the PA Grand Canyon is your guide to the best “leaf peeping” in the Pine Creek Gorge, just east of Lyman Run State Park.
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