2012 Rock City Park Season Opening

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Event Date(s): Tue, 05/01/2012 - 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Hike Rock City Park

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!

You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

Descend the crevice staircases leading to hiking trails strewn with great monolithic rocks of dramatic sizes and shapes.  The city of rocks is a magical adventure you'll want to repeat.

You'll find a souvenir and rock shop where you can purchase many types of gems, minerals, fossils and rocks from all over the world.  There is also a Museum and Fluorescent Light Rock Room!  Picnic facilities are available.  We suggest you wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes and allow 1 hour minimum to see Rock City Park............one of the Great Natural Wonders of the United States.

Closed during inclement weather

For more information on this event please visit http://www.RockCityPark.com

This event will be held at:

Rock City Park
505 Rt. 16 South
Olean, NY 14760
United States
Phone: 716-372-7790
42° 5' 6.9432" N, 78° 25' 47.8488" W
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