First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2019

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Event Date(s): Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
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First Day Hike at Allegany State Park

Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area. The Environmental Education Department has put together a self-guided hike on Bear Paw located at the Summit Area of the Red House side of the park.

The hike is 2.4 miles in length and easy to moderate in intensity. It begins at the Summit Warming Hut (Site 16) and follows the scenic ridgeline to Stone Tower, then loops back to the Warming Hut. Interpretive points of interest can be found along the way. Come listen to birds, feel the warmth of the sun or the cold air nipping at your nose. This First Day Hike will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Participants should begin the hike by stopping in the Summit Warming Hut to sign in and pick up a trail map. Make sure you stop back at the Warming Hut as The Friends of Allegany State Park host a free hot meal of chili provided by J-Con concessions from 12:00- 2:00 pm. There also will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Guided hike starts at noon. Dress for the weather, wear appropriate footwear and/or snowshoes. Hope to see you on January 1!

For more information please contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or AlleganySP [at] parks [dot] ny [dot] gov.  

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 71 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on Facebook, or follow on Instagram and Twitter.

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Allegany State Park
ASP 1 Summit Warming Hut
Salamanca, NY 14779
United States
Phone: 716-354-9101 ext 236
42° 7' 34.1652" N, 78° 42' 18.2988" W
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