Location Tag: Camping

Gilbert Lake State Park

This is a popular beach, and was crowded even on a Tuesday.  The swimming area is large for a lake, and seemed pretty fun with people diving off the platforms.  There is a small sand beach, and large lawn area. http://nysparks.com/parks/19/details.aspx 

Chenango Valley State Park

This park has an absolutely beautiful stream-fed pool, with brilliant jade water.  The whole park is very picturesque, and the water is so clear that you can see tiny fish flitting around the pool.  Overall it is a lovely area, with camping and cabin rentals, and a golf course. http://parks.ny.gov/parks/41/details.aspx  

Bowman Lake State Park

The park has a small sand beach and medium swim area.  The water is blue, but a little marshy.  There are kayak rentals and a playground available. http://www.nysparks.com/parks/76/details.aspx

Park Station Recreation Area

This is a county park with a medium sand beach and swim area.  There are boat rentals and concessions available.  Lovely bucolic landscape, verdant, and there is something unique about the area that is very calming.  There are small rolling hills, and it almost looks like a painting. Maybe we were just here on a […]

Greenwood County Park

This is a pretty lakeside beach, with camping and boat rentals.  The swim area is medium to large, but sectioned off into rectangles.  We aren’t sure if dogs are allowed here. http://www.gobroomecounty.com/parks/greenwood

Alleghany State Park (Two Beaches)

Alleghany State Park has two beaches; Red House and Quaker.  We were able to photograph the Red House area, but Quaker was closed for the season by the time we got there on August 25th.  The ranger said that they always close Quaker early, and we aren’t able to provide any information for that location. […]

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park is called the “The Grand Canyon of the East” and was voted the best state park in America by USA Today readers http://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2015/04/01/top-state-parks-usa/70781988/ The park has multiple waterfalls,  lots of cabins to rent, camping, a restaurant, and gift shops.  There is a lot to do here, and the falls are stunning. We started […]

Evangola State Park

There is a small to medium swim area, and a huge sand beach.  This is a beautiful area, with turquoise water and stone cliffs, and there also appears to be some kind of ruin.  There is a large picnic area, and the facilities are updated and well maintained. http://nysparks.com/parks/91/details.aspx

Onanda Park

This park used to be a YMCA school and summer camp, and has lovely buildings and cute cabins for rent. There is a small sand beach, with a small to medium swim area, and clear water.  There are tennis courts, fishing, and extensive hiking trails available.  There are also some waterfalls on the hiking trails, […]

Hamlin Beach State Park

This is a huge park, with multiple sand beaches spread throughout.  Our pictures are from Area 3, which had two beaches just in that section.  There are designated lifeguard areas, though it sort of seems like you can kind of swim anywhere. There was a sewage smell when we were here, but we are not […]