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Allegany State Park Celebrates Centennial

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This article originally appeared in a NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation newsletter.

New York’s largest State Park celebrated its 100th birthday in July. Allegany State Park, encompassing more than 64,800 acres at the state’s southwestern border with Pennsylvania, now draws more than 1.5 million visitors a year.

Due to its size, this sprawling park is divided into two distinct areas – Red House and Quaker Run. Red House has 133 campsites, 130 cabins, 16 full-service cottages, two group camps, five miles of paved bike paths, many miles of hiking and horse trails, and swimming at man-made Red House Lake, with boat rentals. Its historic Tudor-style administration building, completed in 1928, includes a museum of park natural history. Read more...