The cascade of colors cover the mountain side like a fine made quilt, as though each color carefully chosen and placed precisely in the perfect spot. Deer graze in a picturesque setting that one could only dare to imagine and only hope to see at least once in a lifetime.
Fresh water travels down the creek, kissing the rocks as it passes by, serenading the forest with a lulaby of relaxation and calm.
Going to Allegany State Park for the first time was like stepping into an Ansel Adams photograph and leaving the technological insanity of everyday life behind for moments of peace.
Small cabins tucked away amongst the trees in little communities gives you the opportunity to ground yourself back to what life truly is about – living, breathing, nature and beauty. Without this annual “outing,” I would not be able to respectfully appreciate myself for what I am. What we all are. We are living creatures amongst this planet, just as the trees, the lakes and the animals that inhabit them. We get so caught up in the mainstream of today’s society and “keeping up with the Jones’,” that we have forgotten how to just stop. “Stop and smell the roses.” Take a little time for ourselves, for our family, for our friends without the persistant robotics of today, keeping us wired to devices that, guess what… we CAN live without.
You will be amazed, mesmerized and pleasantly surprised by how much enjoyment you and a group of loves ones will have. Whether hiking, biking, fishing, boating, exploring, or cooking in the cabin… the list goes on, or just sitting by a fire conversating, there surely is no disappointment to be found here. But don’t shake your head if you are not the tent pitching, camping type. These cabins come in all different styles. Some even with electricity! There are options for your accommodations at Allegany State Park to help ease your mind. And if you ‘must’ pick up your communication device at some point, a short ride to town will once again get you “connected.”
Once you take the small step into this breathe-taking landscape of living, you will be saddened to have to leave and will absolutely count down the days until you can return. In 2010, Allegany was one of several State Parks in New York to be closed due to funding, but thankfully they survived. Gather your friends for an annual inexpensive memory making trip… doing so also keeps our parks alive and gives your family memories that last a lifetime!
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