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Allegany State Park

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Address: 2373 Asp Route 1 Ste 3, Salamanca, NY 14779-9756
Phone Number: (716) 354-9121

The largest state park in New York that offers hiking trails and camping.

The largest state park in New York that offers hiking trails and camping.

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Simply Beautiful mid October

If you have the chance to drive through this area and the park, do it mid October when the leaves are changing colour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Howard B
Thornhill, Canada
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Thornhill, Canada
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60 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have the chance to drive through this area and the park, do it mid October when the leaves are changing colour.

Thank Howard B
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful place to see and camping. They have nice lakes. You might watch some animals and different birds.

Thank Syed I
Perry, Ohio
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time to Allegany State Park. Words cannot describe to beauty. It was a perfect time of year to see the changing colors of the leaves . Unfortunately, we did not get out of the car and do much walking it was a cold and rainy weekend. We did see several things that we would consider coming... More 

Thank llutes1
Pennsylvania, US
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to stay in a cabin, there are many options with varying levels of amenities, but you'll need to plan ahead to get a reservation. As a day visitor, you pay a very modest entry fee and can enjoy the trails, boat rentals, summer swimming, winter snow activities, and scenic beauty everywhere. The Administration building has a restaurant,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gorgeous, well-maintained state park. An absolutely beautiful place to bike, hike, or canoe/kayak. Bike and boat rentals are available (though i think only on weekends during the fall), but even a hike is lovely. Lots of trails and bike paths. Free admission to the park, parking was plentiful and there were many barbeques and picnic benches throughout the area... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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201 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to the park during the summer. We took the Red House exit off the highway and we were in the park very quickly. All the roads are well maintained and marked. First we visited the ranger station at Red House, which used to be a grand hotel. It now serves as gift shop, ranger station,... More 

Thank George N
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was raised on the border of this NYS Park and so it is special to me, but nostalgia aside, the Park has undergone many positive upgrades and changes but remains a marvelous place to hike,camp or just day dream. Many natural sites, wildlife opportunities and great vistas.

Jamestown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Went to the Allegany State Park on 9/16/16 to get photos of sweet water springs. The visitor center was nice and clean and the staff was very helpful. Then went to thunder rocks. The road to get to thunder rocks Is rough so please drive slow.

Thank John S
Limestone, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I camped on the Ryan trail cabin 7, in June 2016 with my Doberman, just her and I. The cabin is an older one with a lot of love graffiti carved or written on the walls. Because it is older it was actually interesting reading who was in love with whom at that time and wondering who of them are... More 

Thank Dwaid
Lexington, Kentucky
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195 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I get the opportunity to see many beautiful state parks around the country when I travel for work, and this was one of the best. The park was very well maintained, and there were amazing views in all directions!


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