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Stony Brook State Park

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10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
+1 716-335-8111
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Great walking

We really enjoyed the walking in the park and visiting the various waterfalls. As a geologist I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kennyhall1944
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Tamworth, Australia
Nice Place To Spend a Day

Tennis Courts, baseball fields, a playground, pavilions, charcoal grills, hiking trails and more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
NYLivinLAdreamin
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Dansville, New York
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There is a wide variety of recreation available at this scenic park including hiking, camping, tennis, swimming and hunting.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tennis courts” (10 reviews)
“gorge trail” (34 reviews)
“picnic area” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
10820 State Route 36, Dansville, NY 14437-9599
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+1 716-335-8111
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"tennis courts"
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"gorge trail"
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"picnic area"
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"great playground"
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"natural pool"
in 7 reviews
"creek bed"
in 4 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 5 reviews
"camp sites are"
in 2 reviews
"free admission"
in 4 reviews
"hit or miss"
in 2 reviews
"great place to swim"
in 2 reviews
"the north end"
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"up stairs"
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"family reunion"
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"camp store"
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"west rim"
in 9 reviews
"taking pictures"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the walking in the park and visiting the various waterfalls. As a geologist I really enjoyed the geology of the park associated with glaciation and even found some crinoid fossils while I was there. The walking and climbing was easy and I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tennis Courts, baseball fields, a playground, pavilions, charcoal grills, hiking trails and more. There’s plenty to do and plenty to keep the kids busy for the day. Bring the family and spend the day. It’s a park! You can’t be disappointed. I believe the entry...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Off season the roads are plowed so you can walk the three upper loops, and the lower park too. Very few folks are there, so it is quite nice to be alone in nature. I often go with a friend, but feel comfortable alone, as...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

very beautiful and peaceful here love going and just walking through the park and seeing all the different nature

Thank Alberta R
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Reviewed November 1, 2017

Really enjoyed a visit to this park - a smaller gorge than some other parks in this area of NY state however equally as beautiful and much, much less crowded. Arrived after the booth had closed on a weeknight so free admission! The swimming area...More

2  Thank AmyLynn1980
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Took the kids on a hike. They really enjoyed the adventure. Afterwards they played on the playground. What a great place.

Thank made36
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Free admission the week we visited. The pool was closed so we didn't get a chance to try it out. Beautiful park! We enjoyed the hikes and had lunch next to a waterfall. Would be a great place to hike in October when the leaves...More

Thank NurseChuck
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

the stony brook state park.-- it is a place of refuge where you can follow different trails and watch three waterfalls, the lower 40 ft. cascade; the middle 20 ft. falls, and the 45 ft. upper largest cascade. there are also three pillars and we...More

Thank llysaCentralLondon
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

What a nice place to visit in the cooler weather. We enjoyed walking the trails, cooking over an open flame of the fire pit, and an overnight stay in the rustic cabins. Just be sure to bring some extra padding between you and the firm...More

Thank Denise B
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

I love stony brook. I usually have no interest in parks of this kind and always get dragged along. However, this place allows you to get right up to the falls and you can walk the entire brook bed. I've been there twice.

Thank Amy545
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Patricia K
August 7, 2017|
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Response from Patrick F | Reviewed this property |
Pools are closed or open dependent on the season. Trails are not real close to the river/creek. Not sure if you will have water access as you hike the park. The water in this park has caused injury and death in the past. Use... More
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Jaime W
May 7, 2017|
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Response from ThatWaide G | Reviewed this property |
I love Stony Brook, but for your interests, I agree with those above who have said that Keuka Lake State Park may be a better base camp for you. There is a single brewery in Hornell, as well as a cidery in Canisteo, but that... More
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Denise K
June 22, 2016|
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Response from catmomcentralOhio | Reviewed this property |
I have visited Stony Brook many times over the past 65 years, but I've never seen any canoeing. I've swam there, I've walked in the Glen, I've picnicked there with family - grandparents, cousins and parents, but no canoes... More
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