Lyman Run State Park is a 595-acre plot nested deep in beautiful Potter County, Pennsylvania. Known for its seasonal maple colors, this park is an autumn-lovers delight. For backpackers and other foot travelers, Lyman Run State Park offers six miles of total trails, many of which connect to the adjacent Susquehannock State Forest.
Every trailhead in this network is marked with a colored blaze indicating difficulty levels and current conditions, in addition to marking intersections. If you're not the most athletic or able, park officials recommend Spur Line Trail. This path follows the remains of the original railroad tracks used by the Goodyear Brothers logging company that once occupied the area.
For those guests who would prefer a bit more of a challenge, Beehive Trail offers a rugged and varied experience. Lined with the burnt remnants of forest fires past, the Beehive Trail was initially built by the CCC in the early 30s and offers steep grades and often muddy conditions. Canines are welcome to accompany owners on the trails, as long as they're kept on a leash during their stay.
Several refuse bins are peppered throughout the network, so make sure to clean up any refuse your pet may leave on the ground. Lyman Run State Park contains the aptly-named Lyman Run Lake, which is renowned for its excellent water quality and robust trout fishing.
The lake is also regularly stocked with rainbow and palomino trout, so you'll be sure to catch something during your visit. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission requires guests to come bearing all proper licenses before dropping a line in the water. Canines are allowed on the shoreline provided they stay on a leash throughout their visit.
Swimming is available on this lake as well, via a 300-foot sandy beach. Many modern amenities are offered here, including showers, restrooms, and a regularly staffed snack bar. Sorry pet owners, but dogs are prohibited from the swimming area and adjacent structures.