Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Beaver Island State Park

This park has very pretty facilities, and they host weddings and other events.  There is a large swim area with multiple lifeguards, and a large beach.  The water is turquoise in color, and seems very clear and clean. http://nysparks.com/parks/56/details.aspx

Stone Valley Colton

This is an official trail that follows the river along side a dam release.  There are sirens and warning signs all over, so you have to be careful when they release the water as I’m sure the surge happens quickly and could be deadly. It would probably be best to ask a local before venturing […]

Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen is one of the most famous parks in New York, and for good reason.  The trails follow a gorge with multiple waterfalls, and weaves in and out of small caves and falls.  It is one of the most beautiful places we visited. This trail is very wet, and you should wear shoes that […]

Upper Six Mile Creek

This is listed online as a swimming hole, but we aren’t sure of the status of this location.  There is a small park alongside the river here, and parking is roadside.  There is a pool at the bottom of the fall, that has blue water.  

Robert H. Treman State Park/Lucifer Falls

This is a stunning park, with two main attractions.  The first is the swimming area, which is at the base of a large waterfall.  The other is Lucifer falls, a 115 ft. waterfall that falls into a ravine. Our map shows where the official swimming area is, from the pin (the parking lot) it’s just […]

Taughannock Falls State Park

This park is stunning. It contains two very tall (200ft) falls, Taughannock Falls and Upper Falls, a smaller Lower Falls and a swimming beach on Cayuga Lake. The pin on the map is set to the parking area and trail head, while the GPS coordinates are to Taughannock Falls. The trail from the parking area […]

Red White and Blue Bridge

We were told about this location by locals, and we don’t know the safety of swimming here. They told us people jump off the bridge into the stream. This is at the end of a dirt road, and it is unclear if it is private or not.  There is a trail sign with a map […]

Peach Orchard Point

We were told about this location by locals, and it is clearly a popular swimming hole, but we don’t know the status of this land.  There is a very small grass area that people park in, but it is easy to miss, so drive slowly.  From the parking area there is a well worn trail […]

Otter Falls

There is a parking area after you cross the bridge on Rte. 47. From the parking area there is a path that leads you straight to the falls. The cascade is about 25 ft. high, and flows into multiple pools, with the largest at the bottom being about the size of a swimming pool.  We […]

Little Stony Point Park, Cornish Estate

This place is awesome.  There are sort of two sections divided by Route 9D-there is a beach on the Hudson where people swim, and on the other side there is a hike through the ruins of an old estate.  This was one of the most interesting locations that we visited, though unfortunately we sort of […]