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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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Activities: Walking
Description: 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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Sunday Picnic

We drove down to Stony Brook State Park from Rochester on a Sunday afternoon for a hike and picnic lunch. We walked along the gorge trail, and took many pictures of this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We drove down to Stony Brook State Park from Rochester on a Sunday afternoon for a hike and picnic lunch. We walked along the gorge trail, and took many pictures of this beautiful park! You can even wade in the water and there are several swimming locations with lifeguards. What a great park only 1 hour from Rochester!

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Burnt Hills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My all time favorite place to swim and hike with my family! I wish we still lived closer so we could go more often!

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The trails and stream fed pool were beautiful but the camping experience was terrible. Absolutely no privacy at the campsites. There are No trees between sites and you are on top of the people next to you. Definitely would not recommend this campground to anyone.

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NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This park is so gorgeous, it would be so easy to make it a great experience for all by cleaning the bathrooms. Bathrooms need to be updated for sure. Freezing cold showers are not fun (don't let them fool you with the signs that say let the water run and it will warm up. We tried for 30 min and... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Stopped here with our dog on an August Sunday afternoon. The park was crowded, but we still enjoyed our visit. Walked the gorge trail to the waterfall. Our dog enjoyed playing in the water. I'd definitely plan a return visit.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Spent the day before at Letchworth State Park. This experience was just as beautiful but interactive. Loved being able to walk through the falls and the water in addition to the trails. You will want to wear a bathing suit and bring water shoes. There is a falls fed pool for swimming as well.

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Alfred Station, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took my family to see Stony Brook Park after a bunch of our friends recommended we take our boys to see the park. If I have learned anything about this State I live in, it is that we do have some of the most beautiful State Parks. First off, there is an admission fee of $7 per car. I... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is a gem! It is only about 20 miles south of Letchworth. Simple to get to- close to 390. I think both parks are way too much for one day, though. At Stony Brook, you can walk right along the Gorge Trail near and even in the water (there were lots of families walking right in the water... More 

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Dushore, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My fiancé and I took a random overnight trip to Letchworth State Park area. We stayed at the Ridge Campground, and when we were checking out the next day-the owners suggested that we stop into this State Park before we headed home. Man, were we glad that they had suggested it! We had already been to Letchworth State Park earlier... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Spent the day here with family. We got here around 11:30 on a Sunday and I'm glad we got there when we did because we got a space in a parking lot, rather than a grass field. The entrance fee was $7. The kids swam in the natural pool (temperature was 62) for a short time before we walked the... More 

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