Finding fall foliage in Clinton County
Editor’s Note: This article is being rerun today due to inadvertant errors in yesterday’s article caused by The Express’ new computer system. We apologize for the mistakes and hope you’ll hit the road and admire some of Mother Nature’s finest.
LOCK HAVEN — If you’ve been waiting anxiously to get out and see the colorful fall foliage in our area, it’s time to hit the road.
According to the state’s weekly Fall Foliage report, the foliage in Clinton County is currently “approaching best color,” so get out and enjoy.
Here are five fantastic scenic drive suggestions for those looking for the beauty of fall foliage.
— Route 120 is a designated Scenic Byway 365 days a year. Known as the Bucktail Trail Scenic Byway, you can ride from Lock Haven all the way up through Clinton County with the Susquehanna River on one side and the mountains on the other….into the heart of Sproul State Forest. A must-see stop along the way is Hyner View State Park (always spectacular, but even more so this time of year!!).
— Just outside of Renovo, take Route 144 North for more great scenery. At the “T” turn left toward Kettle Creek State Park. Be on the lookout for elk, eagles, deer — all kinds of wildlife, plus the Park itself and the overlook at Alvin Bush Dam are great stopping points. This loop route brings you back out onto Route 120.
— At the red light in Renovo, you can also turn onto Route 144 South and travel another scenic byway — the High Plateau Scenic Byway. You’ll be greeted by winding roads and a number of beautiful vistas and natural areas…wild, remote territory!
— From Lock Haven, take Route 664 (known locally as the Coudersport Pike) north and connect to Route 44. You can then take Hyner Mountain Road and drive to Hyner Run State Park, then take Route 120 back down to Lock Haven. A beautiful drive!
— Route 64 from Mill Hall through Lamar, then out the Narrows Road along Fishing Creek, picking up Route 880 over to Loganton is another stunning drive with picturesque farmlands and the mountains as a backdrop.
Make way for Amish buggies and be sure to make time to explore Amish produce stands and craft shops.
Compliments of the Clinton County Visitors Bureau
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