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Stony Brook State Park

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Address: 10820 Route 36 South, Dansville, NY 14437
Phone Number: 716-335-8111
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park...

There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.

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Walk up the gorge to the falls

I've been going to Stony Brook all my life. With my grandparents, parents cousins and friends. Swimming, picnicking, and walking is great. I go whenever I am in the area - spring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
central Ohio
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central Ohio
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I've been going to Stony Brook all my life. With my grandparents, parents cousins and friends. Swimming, picnicking, and walking is great. I go whenever I am in the area - spring, summer, fall and winter. One of the best parts about going to Stony Brook is driving to the entrance. During the season there's an entrance fee. But most... More 

Thank catmomcentralOhio
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

this was one of the best parks i visited on my most recent trip. the waterfalls and the hike along the river were truly stunning. very much recommended for anyone to visit.

Thank Cris H
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217 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We needed a place to walk the dog on the way home from Corning so I just googled a state park near the highway and this came up. Wow, what a great find! There are tons of beautiful waterfalls along a very easy riverside hike. The East and West rim trails are strenuous but the gorge trail is easy. They... More 

Thank CanadaMoi
Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The highlights of this park are its hiking trails and playground area. I am not a camper so I can't comment on that aspect. The hiking trails give you good exercise but they are not too strenuous. Kids age 5 and up should have no problem on them. The playground area has a lot of things to play on all... More 

Thank A_Number_One
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We camped at Stony Brook for one night because we couldn't get a site at the more well known nearby Letchworth State Park. Campsites are roomy and pleasant, right along the river. Several relatively short easy hikes along the river gorge rims and down into the gorge provide great options for enjoying the scenery, terrain and numerous waterfalls.

Thank Linda A
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I must return....only had a couple hours, but need to continue my hike along the Gorge Trail. I visited during "off" season; this park appears to be well set for summer family water fun. Large bathhouses are available next to playground. A small park but extremely clean and well maintained. Several gorgeous waterfalls.

Thank tonyl46
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

this park is very nice pool area get crowded but ice cold water is fun. hike to falls is long and up hill.

Thank Ralph L
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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763 reviews
420 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a great park that has a playground, swimming hole and trail that takes you up the canyon and past 3 waterfalls although the third falls was a little tricky to find. I hiked up the stairs at the end and could see it, before I back tracked and took the steep muddy embankment down to the stream bed... More 

Thank TryppAdams
Rochester, New York
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76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I am a very mature adult male and can not swim sans piss pot teenagers (life guards) telling me what and how! One can not jump off a rock without whistle blowing. I grew up swimming when ever and however at age 8 in mountain village in Pa. Now the state is your nanny and there is no amount of... More 

Thank farmhand2014
Honeoye Falls, New York
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My wife and I visited for a hike and picnic lunch. We parked in the main parking lot and quickly located the Gorge Trail. The Trail is absolutely gorgeous. It weaves back and forth over the creek at the bottom of a deep chasm. There are many waterfalls ranging in size from very small to huge. The creek itself has... More 

Thank Tom P

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