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Taughannock Falls State Park 'Taughannock Falls 005' © Tom Weber
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Taughannock Falls State Park
'Taughannock Falls 005'
© Copyright Tom Weber

Circa 1988

Watkins Glen State Park
'1988-05-09 Watkins Glen 001'
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Taughannock Falls State Park
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Trail leading to Taughannock Falls

Kring Point State Park
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Fillmore Glen State Park
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Stony Point State Park
'Stony Point Lighthouse'
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New York's Finger Lakes Region Parks


1
National Wildlife Refuge
15
State Parks
13
State Forests
1
State Wildlife Management Area

Parks in this region are near these New York Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
ITHACA
WEBSTER
ROCHESTER
FAIRPORT
AUBURN
BALDWINSVILLE
PITTSFORD
LIVERPOOL
CORTLAND
SYRACUSE
CANANDAIGUA
BROCKPORT
HORSEHEADS
GENEVA
CORNING
PENFIELD

Bear Swamp State Forest
Located on two state forests of 3,316 acres in Cayuga County, this area is known for the large wetland and creek that bisect the forest. The ski trail system, over 13 miles in length, was developed with volunteer help in the 1980's. The trail has since become increasingly popular.........more >
Boyd-Parker State Park
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Braddock Bay State Park
The Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area is a shallow water bay-marsh complex existing in five units along the Lake Ontario shoreline ranging from two to six miles west of Rochester. Going westerly from Rochester, these units include Buck Pond, Long Pond, Cranberry Pond, Braddock Bay and Rose ........more >
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake, hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas and playing fields. The lower park has ........more >
Cayuga Lake State Park
Cayuga Lake State Park's terrain is flat at lakeshore, where the beach and sun lawns are, then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The scenic highlight of the park is its expansive view of Cayuga Lake. In the shallow water near the park, largemouth bass, bullheads and carp thrive. In deeper ........more >
Clark Reservation State Park
Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do not mix. Fishermen can ........more >
Cliffside State Forest
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Danby State Forest
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Erie Canal State Park
Old Erie Canal State Park is a 36-mile stretch of the 363-mile Old Erie Canal, which has been designated a National Recreational Trail by the National Parks Service. The terrain is woodland and wetland that present opportunities for hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, bicycling, canoeing, fishing, ........more >
Fair Haven Beach State Park
Fair Haven Beach State Park has one of the finest public lakefronts in upstate New York, with high bluffs above sandy beaches and hilly woodlands. Inland, there is Sterling Pond, surrounded by campsites and cabins, eight of the latter winterized. ........more >
Fairfield State Forest
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Fillmore Glen State Park
Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods crowding into a long, narrow gorge. Its hiking trails offer spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. The park has 60 campsites, a stream-fed swimming pool and fishing in the Owasco Lake inlet.........more >
Green Lakes State Park
Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of ancient plant and animal ........more >
Hamlin Beach State Park
Hamlin Beach State Park's clear water, sandy beaches and 264 tent and trailer campsites bring thousands of visitors to the park each year. The environmental education center in the Yanty Creek Marsh area at the east end of the park has a mile long self-guided nature trail. In addition, there are 10 ........more >
Hammond Hill State Forest
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Ketchumville State Forest
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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge lies at the north end of Cayuga Lake, in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Located between Syracuse and Rochester, in Seneca and Wayne Counties, Montezuma serves as a major resting area for waterfowl and other waterbirds on their journeys to and ........more >
Newfield State Forest
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Oakley Corners State Forest
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Potato Hill State Forest
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Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area
The Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area is a 5,100 acre upland tract, situated approximately eight miles west of Dansville, New York. Roughly two-thirds of the area lies in southern Livingston County, while the remaining third lies in northern Allegany County. The tract was purchased in the 1930's ........more >
Robinson Hollow State Forest
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Sampson State Park
Sampson State Park was once a naval training station, then an Air Force base before becoming a state park. Military roads and buildings have been replaced with grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees on flat, rolling woodlands surrounding ravines. The focal point of the park is the 123-berth marina for ........more >
Seneca Lake State Park
Seneca Lake State Park overlooks blue water, creating a relaxing experience for swimmers and picnickers. Children will be especially delighted with our Sprayground and Playground facilities. The Sprayground is the first of its kind built in the New York State Parks system offering a safe water-play ........more >
Shindagin Hollow State Forest
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Stony Brook State Park
Stony Brook State Park's terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 125 tent and trailer campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the gorge in the upper or south end of the park. Visitors can hike rim, gorge ........more >
Summer Hill State Forest
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Taughannock Falls State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park's namesake waterfall is one of the outstanding natural attractions of the Northeast. Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet past rocky cliffs that tower nearly 400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the falls and from below at the end ........more >
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Within two miles, the glen's stream descends 400 feet past 200-foot cliffs, generating 19 waterfalls along its course. The gorge path winds over and under waterfalls and through ........more >
Yellow Barn State Forest
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