Allegany State Park


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Allegany State Park


Location:Allegany includes two recreational areas: the Quaker area is off I-86/Route 17 (Southern Tier Expressway) at Exit 18; the Red House area is off Exits 19 and 20.
Facilities:424 campsites (including tent and trailer sites; @di), 375 cabins (@di; 150 are winterized), 3 group camps, 8 vacation rental cottages (7 @di at the Quaker area), showers, picnic areas (é), pavilions (é), playgrounds, playing fields, tennis courts, food concessions (é), hiking trails, nature trail, bridle path, mountain bike trails, paved bike paths, cross-country skiing trails, groomed snowmobile trails (90 miles), beaches, boat launches, boat rentals, bike rentals, museums, gift shops.
Activities:Camping, boating (including powerboats), canoeing, fishing (é), hunting (é), swimming, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, tennis, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing, bird watching, recreation and nature programs (é), scenic views (é).
Special Features:Park is the largest in New York's state park system, with two developed areas: The Red House area is known for its historic Tudor-style Administration Building, which houses a natural history museum. The Quaker area features two lakes as well as an old Quaker store that has been restored and now houses a park museum. Exhibits in the museum document the history of Allegany State Park and orient visitors to the park's unique features and attractions.
Address:2373 ASP, Rt 1, Suite 3
Salamanca, NY 14779

Phone:716-354-9121
Web: nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkId=91
Size: 64,800 acres.

See other parks in New York.
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22), or participating in exciting outdoor events like the Nature Pilgrimage held at Allegany State Park each spring (pg.
In addition to the new bike racks, the vehicles will also offer Empire Passports, giving Zipcar members complimentary access to more than 50 New York State Parks including the Jones Beach State Park on Long Island, Niagara Falls State Park and Allegany State Park.
Western New York may be best known for Niagara Falls or the Buffalo Bills, but Allegany State Park has held its own for 75 years as an outstanding natural area.
Two of the authors are runners who, during a late-summer jog at dawn through New York's Allegany State Park, counted 55 deer along our 3.5-mile loop.
Cited in the "Highway Support Facilities" category was the bicycle trail around Red House Lake in Allegany State Park. The 5.2-mile bikepath was designed to fit into the natural areas of the park and to reflect existing design elements, such as the stone work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930S.
As a child, I enjoyed yearly camping trips to Allegany State Park with my family.
The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recently unveiled a museum display and monument at Allegany State Park honoring wild turkey restoration in New York.
I've camped in New York's state parks my whole life (I practically grew up in Allegany State Park), but I'd never pulled into one on a bicycle with all my camping equipment hanging precariously from hooks and bungee cords.
Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York at 65,000 acres, and this flagship property offers four seasons of adventure.
According to those documents, on September 12, 1974, three adult female turkeys and eight poults were captured in Allegany State Park in Cattaraugus County.They were tagged, and then transported and released in the vicinity of Hicks Pond in the Town of Poestenkill that very day.
A flock of turkeys netted in Allegany State Park was moved to nearby Cattaraugus County.
One of my childhood favorites is the Summit Fire Tower in Allegany State Park.