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published on September 2021

Chasing Fall Leaves in Crawford County

Family-friendly, Lakes, Outdoors
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If you are looking for beautiful fall leaves, Crawford County knows how to put on a show. When it comes to fall activities, chasing the colors and beauty of the season tops the list for photographers. And Crawford County is any photographer’s dream! The county’s multitude of trees transforms into vibrant autumnal colors and creates a great opportunity for fall photography. Before we dive into our favorite places this season, here for a few tips for taking some great fall pictures.

When it comes to taking fall foliage photos, make sure you’re shooting in indirect sunlight. Shooting in the early morning or evening is the best on sunny days. This is because the sunlight shines in a horizontal direction. But, overcast days are best for fall photography because you can shoot all day long. To get some breathtaking shots, take photos near Crawford County’s lakes and rivers. These locations are especially beautiful in the early morning hours. Click here for more photography tips on getting the best fall photos.

Now, let’s talk about some of the best places to see autumn leaves in Crawford County.

Be Wowed At Woodcock Lake And Dam

This beautiful lake was part of a flood control project by the Army Corps of Engineers. Now, it’s a lovely opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate some scenic vistas. Woodcock Dam has an overlook on the north shore, picnic areas and a mile-long paved path along the top of the dam. With all these great amenities, there are so many ways to experience (and photograph) this gem. The lake is serene and offers a relaxing environment to take photos and enjoy your surroundings.

Visit Pristine Pymatuning Lake

Pymatuning Lake is located in one of the biggest parks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, leaving lots of room to explore fall foliage! As a 17,088-acre reservoir, it’s a lovely place to take photos of wildlife and leaves on the surface of the water. You can photograph bald eagles, feeding the carp, or even the boats on the water. If you want to make a whole weekend out of it, you can stay the night in one of the campgrounds around the park. After traversing the trails and taking photos, you can stop by downtown Linesville for a bite to eat or some post-adventure shopping.

See Greendale Cemetery In Bright Colors

A beautiful and sacred space, Greendale Cemetery is a sight to behold when it comes to this season. The cemetery’s trees and many rhododendrons make it a peaceful place to take photos of fall foliage. It’s also a great opportunity to take a moment of silence while walking amongst the gravesites. The historic mausoleums and the natural surroundings also offer opportunities for stunning photos. The cemetery is recognized by many publications for its beautiful scenery and landscaping.

Don’t Miss This Opportunity For Beautiful Fall Photos

Photographers young and old will love these local fall photography backdrops. Crawford County prides itself on being a stunning location in the fall, with bright leaves of orange and red. Crawford County has so many beautiful spaces to visit and is the perfect match for avid and amateur photographers alike. Even if you decide to leave the camera at home or simply want to enjoy nature, you won’t want to miss out on these beautiful sights. Book your stay today!