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Allegany State Park Visit

On Sunday Bob and I visited Allegany State Park near Salamanca, New York. Allegany State Park is New York’s largest state park and is known for its natural beauty. The park is divided into two sections: the Red House area and the Quaker Run area.  Allegany State Park is a frequent destination for Bob and me, as the park is only an hour’s drive from our house.  This “Days to Remember” blog contains many posts from our visits to Allegany State Park.  I will share photographs from Sunday’s visit in today’s blog post.

Even though a lot of leaves have fallen, Autumn color could still be found at the park.

EB033479 4x6Quaker Lake

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Red House Lake

We saw a little bit of snow at higher elevations.

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We seem to see something new each time we visit Allegany State Park.  We saw Bridal Falls for the first time during Sunday’s visit.

EB033496 4x6It’s a short (~.25 mile) hike to Bridal Falls from the Program Site 62 sign on ASP Route 1.

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Bridal Falls

Now that we know where to find Bridal Falls, I’m certain we will make a return trip there one day.

The Thomas L. Kelly covered bridge is a frequent photography subject, during our visits to the park.

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EB033509 4x6Self Portrait with Thomas L. Kelly Covered Bridge in background

Our last stop before leaving the park was at the Stone Tower.

EB033524 4x6The Stone Tower dates from 1933.  It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal effort.

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Photographic Portal to the tower’s southern view

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This winding staircase leads up to the top deck.

EB033529 4x6The view north, while standing on the top deck of the Stone Tower

EB033532 4x6The view south, while standing on the top deck of the Stone Tower
In the distance is Red House Lake.

As always, we enjoyed our visit to Allegany State Park.  I am already thinking about our next visit!

4 Responses to “Allegany State Park Visit”

  1. seniorhiker

    This is a beautiful park. I really like the autumn color that you found, but you can keep the snow you found — I’m not ready for that just yet. I also like the bridge and that stone tower.

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  2. Betsyfromtennessee

    Love seeing that park in all seasons. Your face is red, Girlie… Bet you were a TAD BIT COLD!!!!!! Love the Fall colors… AND you know how much I love that covered bridge.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    Reply
  3. Denise

    Hi Linda, I owe you an apology, I thought I had commented on this one before. You’ve got some great photos here. I love the self portrait 🙂 and all the lovely fall scenery, the pretty covered bridge and the waterfalls. Have a great weekend!

    Reply

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