Tuesday, October 11, 2016

DAY ONE of Fall Color Trip: October 10, 2016 (Columbus Day)

I picked Mary Ann up at her house around 8:40 a.m. and we headed to the southern tier, specifically to Allegany State Park to view some fall colors!

In the Delevan area, we found two geocaches.  We continued driving south.  We saw a sign for PUMKINVILLE, and decided to check it out.  I thought it was a village, but apparently, it is an attraction.  The parking lot was full and there were people all over the place.  The trees just down the road were magnificent, so we stopped to take some pictures.

It was getting to be lunch time, so we decided to watch out for a park with picnic tables.  However we did not see any.  So, we continued on to Allegany State Park.  We went directly to a picnic area and had lunch.  Then we went to the Administration Building to use the restrooms.

We drove all around the park.  All the way to Quaker Lake, which I had never seen before.
We walked down close to the lake from the parking area in order to take pictures.  We stopped at a fishing access area for more pictures.
We pretty much decided that the color in the park has not peaked yet.  The color north of the park that we drove through was more brilliant. 

We finally felt we had seen enough of the park and decided to head towards our lodging in Allegany. We checked in around 5:30 and rested for about a half hour before heading to Portville  (a little southeast of Olean) for Spragues Maple Farm.  

Sprague's is a great place.  There are other things to do besides eat there, they have nature trails and probably more.  I had the roast turkey dinner and it was great!

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