5 Great Places to Take Photos at in Venango County

 

I will admit that being from southern Venango County, this list is a bit biased toward that side, but I will include an up-front honorable mention to Oil Creek State Park although it is not a location I frequent myself. Do you have a favorite location that's not on this list? Add it to the comment section!

1. Belmar Bridge on Sandy Creek Trail

Portrait on Belmar Bridge along Sandy Creek Trail

A popular spot just a few miles south of Franklin, Sandy Creek Trail is great for biking as well as photos. Great spot if you are a fan of “train track” style photos but without the risk of actual trains.

2. Liberty Street and Fountain Park in Franklin, PA

 Fountain Park in the center of Franklin, PA is a wonderful spot for photos

Fountain Park in the center of Franklin, PA is a wonderful spot for photos

A favorite of mine, Franklin is a beautiful town and makes an excellent backdrop for senior portraits with plenty of brick styles and park areas.

3. Freedom Falls

 Freedom Falls outside of Rockland is great for engagements and senior portraits.

Freedom Falls outside of Rockland is great for engagements and senior portraits.

A very popular couples and senior portraits location, Freedom Falls is accessible from the Allegheny River Trail or from roads leading out of Rockland.

4. Allegheny River Trail

 There are countless photo opportunities on the Allegheny River Trail.

There are countless photo opportunities on the Allegheny River Trail.

There are endless beautiful vistas along the Allegheny River Trail as well as some interesting tunnels that make a for a very unique shooting experience. The Allegheny River Trail is also featured over on the walk blog.

5. Kennerdell Outlook

 Kennerdell outlook can make a great portrait backdrop as long as you don't have a fear of heights! 

Kennerdell outlook can make a great portrait backdrop as long as you don't have a fear of heights! 

Kennerdell Outlook is best in the fall, and is a quick stop on the road between Kennerdell and Rockland.