Allegany State Park: for many, it’s the beginning of the ultimate end-to-end journey hiking along the Finger Lakes Trail. Here, you’ll wind through the beauty of this southern New York State Park, traversing rolling hills, passing by tranquil meadows and lakes, and venturing into forests filled with towering hardwoods and hemlocks.

Allegany State Park Overview

As New York's largest park, Allegany covers 65,000 acres and 100 square miles across two major segments, including Quaker Area and Red House Area. Year-round, each offers a variety of activities, seasonal events and amenities.

But let's get to the hiking. Traveling through the park, hikers will cover a total of 18 miles along the main Finger Lakes Trail. And with 18 trails totaling 80 miles of potential ground to cover, Allegany's offerings extend beyond the Finger Lakes Trail and are accessible year-round.

Continuing from the North Country National Scenic Trail and the Allegheny National Forest in northern Pennsylvania, the Finger Lakes trail will take hikers north, east, and then north again through Allegany State Park.

After about mile 18, hikers can take the blue trail junction east to Red House Lake, or continue north out of the park and onward to Bucktooth State Forest.

Camping in Allegany State Park

In addition to the state campground site accessible via the blue-blazed trail leading to Red House Lake, there are three main lean-tos in Allegany State Park, including the Willis Creek Lean-to, Stonybrook Lean-to, and the Beck Hall Lean-to.

For more information about the park or to make camping reservations, visit the Allegany State Park website or call 716.354.9121.

Upcoming Events

Phone: (716) 354-9101 ext 232 Come enjoy an evening with fellow fat bikers and the Recreation Department. Take an easy ride around the Red House area under the light of the moon. The Environmental Educational and Recreation Department will have a few bikes available to demo for these rides. Call for 716- 354- 9101 ext 232 for availability. Meet at the Red House Administration Building
Phone: (716) 354-9121 On Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 PM the Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park will have an Outdoor Adventure Series program that will focus on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this Adventure Series is sure to be informative. Learn about the fish of New York, local regulations, how to cast, and what kind of gear is recommended with our fun and interactive presentation. This free event will take place at the Summit Warming Hut. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/ Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or The Outdoor Adventure Series is a great way to learn about all the fun activities offered within Allegany State Park- Western New York's Playground. Check our Facebook page for more Outdoor Adventure Series programs coming up in 2019.
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