Cowan’s Gap State Park

This is a hike I did in October, when the leaves were spectacular colours.  Cowan’s Gap is a gorgeous little state park in southern Pennsylvania.  It’s the kind of park that you feel nostalgic about immediately after leaving.  Its history dates back to the French and Indian War, but it was clear cut a few times after that. The real restoration efforts began during the Great Depression.

Cowan's Gap State Park

Dogwoods

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

A pretty little man made lake

Cowan's Gap State Park

The water is dark with leaf tannins…like tea

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

I like trees

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Lots of fun trails to explore

Cowan's Gap State Park

I love beeches in the autumn…they look like candles

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

It’s hard to capture trail steepness, but some of the trails were fairly steep

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

I wonder if this fills up with water at certain times of year

Cowan's Gap State Park

Lennnsssss fllaaarrreeeee

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

Calm waters

Cowan's Gap State Park

Anybody like old cars?

Cowan's Gap State Park

Sun!  I love the sun

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

Cowan's Gap State Park

 

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