Thanks to Elyse Roberts of Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau for providing this most helpful information
Foliage.org: What are the projected dates for Cameron, Clarion, Forest, Elk and Jefferson counties autumn foliage tourism season?
Towards the end of September most of the red leaf trees are in full peak, some yellows coming through. The overall season peaks around the second week of October. The full season varies based on temperature trends, summer weather, etc.
Foliage.org: Are there areas, vistas, scenic lookouts or other destinations within Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest & Jefferson counties that are known for their uniquely beautiful autumn foliage displays?
Jefferson: Beartown Rocks is known as “Rock City” with numerous house-sized blocks of gray and white sandstone. A scenic overlook of the Clear Creek valley.
Clear Creek State Park, Rt. 949, Sigel.
Clarion: Brady’s Bend provides a 1500-foot panoramic view of the magnificent loop in the Allegheny River at East Brady. A prime photographic site.
Rt. 68, 14 miles south of I-80 Exit 9 and 2 miles east of East Brady
Foliage.org: What are the local and regional roads or highways that are favorite scenic routes for Fall tourists?
Elk: The Clarion River overlook is an outcropping of boulders, sandstone and conglomerate high above the wild and scenic Clarion.
Hallton, between Ridgway & Marienville
Clarion/Jefferson: Another boulder-laden overlook, Seneca Point provides a view of the Clarion River valley. Another vantage point is available by climbing the nearby fire tower. Rt. 36, Cook Forest State Park
Cameron: Scenic drive from Emporium on Rt 120 to Sinnemahoning then Rt 555 to Benezette
Foliage.org: What festivals or other public events are taking place during the 2009 Fall foliage season?
We have numerous fall happenings listed at our website.
Editor’s note: The official State tourism website also lists fall festivals throughout the State of PA.
Foliage.org: What are some other popular tourist attractions for autumn travelers to Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest and Jefferson counties. What are some of the less well known, but much loved local attractions?
Community of Foxburg
Punxsutawney Phil – The annaul predictor of the arrival of Spring, made even more famous by the movie Ground Hog Day.
Foliage.org: What are some favorite destinations or activities of families traveling during the Fall travel season?
Elk watching, Clarion and Allegheny Rivers, our state parks, Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center,
Foliage.org: What are some helpful resources for discovering local inns, bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique hotels, and other local lodging and dining?