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Stony Brook State Park

10820 Route 36 South, Dansville, NY 14437
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Dansville
Type: State Parks
Activities: Walking
Description: There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was born in Dansville. I have been back 2x's now & they have improved it a lot. The trails are nice. The area where you can eat is a lot larger than when we use to go for our reunions. Nice green grass and trees have been saved to make it look nicer than years ago.

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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We camped here in campers. Stayed in sites 94 & 95. Great sites together. Right on the creek. The site at the end next to 94 was a huge beautiful site. Have never camped here before but would love to come back during nice weather. The hike was great. We did the gorge trail down & east rim back. That... More

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Arcade, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This was my first time to stony brook. I enjoyed it so much, minus the chilly water. But what can you expect from a creek, with lots of waterfalls. It just adds to the experience. The hike is beautiful, and the playground is one of the better playgrounds I've been to in a while. I can't wait to make it... More

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Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We camp in the south part of this park every year with friends. It is a great place to do that. There are sites along a creek where we like to explore; there are hiking trails between the two ends of the park. The trails are fairly rigorous, and I think all have stairs. At the north end of the... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Bring your bathing suit and hiking boots and cooking gear for a total North Eastern delightful pine park experience. This is one of the places that inspired the "I Love New York" logo years ago. Don't settle, though, unless you can stomach the taxes and the corruption. That has been causing a mass exodus for years. Enjoy!

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Penfield, New York
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16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We spent the day in a wonderful park hiking and picnicking (as we have many times before). Didn't test the frigid water temps. While there is a nice playground, the great attraction of the park has always walking in the stream in the gorge. Lots of signs saying this is now prohibited, but today they were mostly ignored. Also, like... More

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Dansville, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently spent the afternoon and evening at the park with our grandchildren: ages 5 and 7. We all had a delightful time. The playground is fun for everyone. One of the best I've ever seen. We took the children swimming and I even got in to help my granddaughter. They loved it. After a picnic supper (we roasted hot... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had camped at Stony Brook for a few years in their Rustic Cabins (highly recommend). Now we have a trailer and decided to go again. The Park ranger stopped by each night to see how we were enjoying ourselves. I could see how some sites would be tight for tent camping. If you get loud neighbors, the stay would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I went to Danville for my brother's class reunion and it was decided that the part of the family that was present would get together at Stony Brook State Park for a cookout. I decided to try to relive my youth by taking my niece for a hike down the gorge trail and back up the West rim trail, AKA... More

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Manlius, NY
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18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Many years ago I pronounced the quiet and secluded upper swimming pool at this park to be a sublime slice of heaven, with the lower pool a close second. The upper pool is long gone, all traces apparently washed away, but the lower pool remains, and for those willing to brave its icy waters (56F on a warm July afternoon)... More

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