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  • Finger lAkeS region

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    Finger Lakes RegionThe Finger Lakes are gorgeous! A water-lovers utopia, with lakes, cascading waterfalls, rivers and creeks, all carved thousands of years ago by ice-age glaciers. Oh yeah, all of this makes for some of the best wine-growing areas in the world! New to the region is the addition of popular rustic cabins at select parks.

    WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK

    Watkins Glen State Park is the oldest and most famous of the Finger Lakes State

    Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. Glen Creek has poured down

    the glacially-steepened valley side for 12,000 years leaving 19 glistening waterfalls

    and cascades, some of which visitors walk behind on the gorge trail. The park boasts

    beautiful wooded campsites with one loop offering 54 electric sites and three have

    playgrounds. Enjoy a dip in the Olympic-sized pool. The nearby lakes and creeks are

    ideal for fishing and renowned for the annual spring run of rainbow trout. Hikers can

    walk along the winding paths of the gorge, or explore the nearby Catharine Valley

    Trail by bicycle.

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    FAIR HAVEN BEACH STATE PARK

    Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario, Fair Haven Beach State Park has

    one of the finest public lakefronts, with towering shoreline bluffs, sandy beaches and

    hilly woodlands. The park features a beautiful sand beach and swim area. Explore

    the wilds of the Sterling Pond wetland complex by canoe or kayak. Campgrounds

    and cabin areas are nestled within the gently rolling woodlands. Fishing and boating

    opportunities are plentiful in Lake Ontario and the adjoining Little Sodus Bay. Visitors

    can also enjoy biking, hiking, or picnicking. Winter snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross

    country skiing, and ice fishing are very popular.

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    FINGER LAKES REGION - Trumansburg 607-387-7041 Regional Office Buttermilk Falls (607) 273-5761 46 w 1 Q = = = = GI Cayuga Lake (315) 568-5163 287 w E 1 L = = = = Fair Haven Beach (315) 947-5205 184 w E 1 L = = = = = J = Fillmore Glen (315) 497-0130 60 w E 1 Q = = = = Keuka Lake (315) 536-3666 150 w E 1 L = = = = = Newtown Battlefield (607) 732-6067 18 w E 1 = = = = Robert Treman (607) 273-3440 72 w E 1 Q = = = = GI Sampson (315) 585-6392 309 w E 1 L = = = = = GI = Stony Brook (585) 335-5530 131 w 1 = = = = = Taughannock Falls (607) 387-6739 76 w E 1 L = = = = GI J = Watkins Glen (607) 535-4511 305 w E 1 M = = = = GI

    E Some campsites are partially or fully accessible. Contact the park for more information.

    = Available G Recreational Programs M Pool Swimming Tent H Hookup Available NS Non-site specificwRV (electrical, water & sewer ($12) O Ocean Swimming A Auto Access I Environmental Interpretation P Bay Swimming B Boat Access only J Rentals Available Q Stream Fed Swimming E Electrical Sites ($6-8) K Platforms Available ($3) R River Swimming F Foot Access L Lake Swimming

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    ROBERT H. TREMAN STATE PARK

    Robert H. Treman State Park is an area of wild beauty, with the rugged gorge called

    Enfield Glen as its scenic highlight. The parks winding trails follow the gorge past

    12 waterfalls, including the 115-foot Lucifer Falls. Visitors are encouraged to see the

    historic Old Mill, a 19th century grist mill, on their way to the gorge. Located near

    Ithaca, the parks campers can choose from tent or RV sites or cabins. Enjoy nine

    miles of hiking trails, or swim in a stream-fed pool beneath a waterfall. Kids are sure

    to love the updated playground with multi-age play structures.

    CAYUGA LAKE STATE PARK

    Cayuga Lake State Parks terrain is flat at lakeshore, near the beach and sun lawns,

    then slopes gently uphill to campsites and cabins. The parks premium scenery is its

    expansive view of Cayuga Lake. In the shallow water near the park, largemouth bass,

    bullheads and carp thrive. In deeper water, anglers can catch northern pike, small

    mouth bass, lake trout, landlocked salmon and many other varieties of fish. The park

    has a boat launch, playground and lake swimming. The cottage at the park is shaded

    by mature trees and has a fully-enclosed porch with a view of Cayuga Lake. Spacious

    grounds with picnic tables and a campfire ring adorn the property and a lakefront

    dock is available for tenants. The indoor amenities include a full kitchen, dining room,

    and three bedrooms.

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    STONY BROOK STATE PARK

    Stony Brook State Parks terrain comprises hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with

    rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. Tent

    and trailer campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the upper gorge at the

    south end of the park. Visitors can hike the gorge or rim trails, play tennis on park

    courts, or picnic. Be sure to check out the recently-added, affordable rustic cabins

    that sleep four.

    FILLMORE GLEN STATE PARK

    Fillmore Glen State Park is an oasis of cool, dense woods in a long, narrow gorge.

    Its hiking trails offer spectacular views, unique geological formations, including five

    waterfalls, and a botanically rich glen. Visitors can cool off at the parks stream-fed

    swimming pool or try their luck at fishing in nearby Owasco Lake inlet. For those who

    prefer more of the luxuries of home, a full-service cottage is located nearby at the Long

    Point State Park on the shore of Cayuga Lake.

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    TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK

    Taughannock Falls State Park provides spectacular views of Cayuga Lake with its

    clear blue water reflecting the wooded hillsides and premier sunsets, but the parks

    namesake waterfall is the real draw. One of the outstanding natural attractions of the

    Northeast, Taughannock Falls plunges 215 feet down rocky cliffs that tower nearly

    400 feet above the gorge. Gorge and rim trails offer spectacular views from above the

    falls and from below at the end of the gorge trail. Campground and cabin areas are

    available nearby. The guarded swimming beach, boat launch, marina, and picnic area

    are located on Cayuga Lake. The park also offers organized activities including tours

    through the Taughannock Gorge and summer concerts along the lakefront. Be sure to

    ask about the Youth Environmental Explorer program for younger campers.

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    BUTTERMILK FALLS STATE PARK

    Campers at Buttermilk Falls State Park enjoy views of magnificent waterfalls, hiking

    along the rim of the gorges and camping by the wooded glens. Buttermilk Falls State

    Park takes its name from the foaming cascade formed by Buttermilk Creek as it flows

    down the steep valley side toward Cayuga Lake. The upper park has a small lake,

    hiking trails through woodlands and along the gorge and rim, picnic areas and playing

    fields. The lower park has a campground, stream-fed swimming pool, playground and

    playing fields. Park activities include tours through Buttermilk Gorge.

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    NEWTOWN BATTLEFIELD STATE PARK

    For history buffs, the campsites and cabins at Newtown Battlefield State Park offer a

    quiet rustic getaway overlooking the site of the 1779 Battle of Newtown, a decisive clash

    in one of the largest offensive campaigns of the American Revolution. Situated near the

    Pennsylvania border, this landmark park is on the National Register of Historic Places.

    KEUKA LAKE STATE PARK

    Keuka Lake State Park, located in the heart of wine country, has a gentle charm,

    offering views of vineyard covered slopes, glimmering water and clear blue sky. The

    parks camping areas have both tent and trailer sites. A swimming beach, picnic

    shelter, boat launch ramp, docking space and hiking trails have earned the park a

    family-friendly designation.

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    SAMPSON STATE PARK

    Encompassing more than 2,000 acres on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Sampson

    State Park features camping and boating as the primary recreational activities. The

    majority of the parks campsites are electric. The marina has overnight boat slips and

    a large multiple ramp launch site. A key feature of the park is the beautiful view of

    the lake at its center. Facilities include courts for tennis, horseshoe, basketball and

    volleyball, a swimming beach with nearby playground, a low impact fitness circuit and

    a scenic lakeshore trail. Other popular activities include fishing, bicycling, jogging,

    geocaching, and nature watching. The park also has a proud military history serving

    as both a U.S. Naval Training Station during World War II and an Air Force Base

    during the Korean War. Veterans from both eras created a museum in the former

    brig/stockade to inte

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