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Stony Brook State Park

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Address: 10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
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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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This is truly an amazing place. The many waterfalls at different levels of the gorge are beautiful and you are able to get up close and personal with each one of them. There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
Val S
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Dansville, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's an OK park, the waterfalls are nice. We went to have a picnic with friends and to take a walk. We've also visited the campgrounds, but we're not overly impressed.

Thank Mark S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

This is truly an amazing place. The many waterfalls at different levels of the gorge are beautiful and you are able to get up close and personal with each one of them. There are different hikes for every skill level. There is camping available at one part of the park separate from the day use area. The washrooms are kept... More 

Thank Val S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The gorge trail is a nice walk along the stream past several cascades and waterfalls. The path is stone, but can be uneven so you'll want sturdy footwear. Starting from the tennis courts is going upstream and up stairs which was nice to do on the way out rather than they way back. We returned along the gorge trail although... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The waterfalls are less spectacular this year because of low rainfall, but that seems to have made the colors of the leaves much more beautiful. We really enjoyed hiking here this week -- and it's best to go in the fall -- some of the trails are closed in the winter.

Thank robcurtross
Burdett, New York
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111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a picnic lunch and hiked the beautiful gorge trail. Here's all that is here: Stony Brook State Park's terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 116 tent and trailer campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the gorge in the upper or south end of the park. Visitors... More 

Thank KestrelHaven
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this state park after a friend recommended it. Three 1/2 hour long trails along a gorge , lovely views and lots of waterfalls, wear sneakers, restrooms and lots of parking, with a swimming pool in the summer and small shop for snacks. Defiantly recommend it on a sunny day for the changing of the leaves

Thank jdcalluna
Geneseo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

A treasure in the finger lakes that doesn't get the press it should. 3 really great trails that are about a mile to two miles in length, with stunning scenery. The main attraction is... yes, a brook. With a lot of stones. Waterfalls, a gorge and a photogenic creek bed all covered by the three well maintained trails. Bring good... More 

Thank GeneseoSupremo
Dansville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

As my kids have grown up this was the place to take them on a hot summer day. A short walk up the trail and you were in paradise. I have taken many of our family pictures here because the scenery is so beautiful.

Thank Julie D
Dansville, New York
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40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Although this NY State Park is more frequented now after being featured in magazine as one of the top places to visit in the state, it still has all the views you could ask for, with chiseled trails through the gorge allowing you to see multiple water falls and walk over some beautifully crafted bridges. It is absolutely a gem... More 

Thank AiredaleLife
Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Growing up in western New York, a trip to Stony Brook on a hot summer day has been a wonderful tradition in our family for four generations. It's more crowded now, and some of the waterfalls and "water slides" have changed over the years, but it remains as magical and "cool" as ever, bringing out the child in all of... More 

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