Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

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Event Date(s): Sun, 07/03/2016 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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On the Beach

Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Also starting at 4:00 p.m. and running until 6:00 p.m. park interpretive staff will be on hand to “Ask the Naturalist.” They’ll have lots of cool things to look at and will be available to answer your nature-related questions. Then at 7:00 p.m. rock out to the sounds of local favorite, Goodbye Dawn. Capping off this fun-filled night will be a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Quaker Lake. A sight definitely not to be missed! While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Quaker Bathhouse and playground - brand new additions to the park in 2016! For more information call at 716-354-2182.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 65 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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This event will be held at:

Quaker Beach - Allegany State Park
2373 ASP, Rte. 1
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
42° 9' 28.2276" N, 78° 42' 54.1116" W
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Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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