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Spring and Summer at ASP

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Allegany State Park, just a short drive from Ellicottville, is New York’s largest state park, full of natural beauty and numerous ways to enjoy it. Mark your calendars for these great events coming up this spring and summer:

3rd Saturday Treks

Beginning in April, for the third consecutive year, Allegany State Park (ASP) will be hosting guided hikes on the third Saturday of each month until October. Each month a different area within the park will be selected to explore. Check out our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for hike locations and times, to be determined.

Arbor/Earth Day Celebration

ASP’s 2nd Annual combined celebration of Arbor and Earth days, a family-friendly event, will take place on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Red House Administration Building. With an interpretive hike planned and many other fun activities in the works, we are looking forward to a day of celebrating two things we cannot live without! As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information.

Allegany Adventure Run

Kick off your 2017 trail running season in ASP with the Allegany Adventure Run on May 7, 2017. Three different course distances to choose from offer one of the most memorable events of the season on the wide, rolling and non-technical trails of the Art Roscoe Trail System in the Summit Area of ASP. The park features several camping areas, cabins and facilities to suit your lodging needs. Stay the weekend or come down and enjoy this beautiful park for the day. Pre-register or show up on race day to enter. Push it to the limit or enjoy a leisurely pace, there is a race for everyone! For more information, visit www.heartrateup.com.

Raccoon Rally

Two days of cycling action draws cyclist and families from several states to experience the beautiful, challenging, rolling hills within Allegany State Park. With both road, and trail races and different classes of riders from beginners to sponsored elite riders, there is a race for all levels of cyclist. The 2017 event will take place on Saturday, June 16 and Sunday, June 17. Pre-register or show up on race day to enter. Rain or shine, the Raccoon Rally offers a thrilling and challenging weekend of cycling action for all ages. For more information, visit www.heartrateup.com.

Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate our Nation’s Independence, Monday, July 3, 2017 at Allegany State Park! The free, family-friendly event held at Quaker Beach will include Chicken BBQ, live music, and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk over the waters of Quaker Lake. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark or contact Quaker Rental at (716) 354-2182 for more information.

Rock The Park

2017 will mark Allegany State Park’s 6th Annual Rock the Park event! Join us on Friday, July 21 at the newly- constructed Quaker Bathhouse for a free, family-friendly event. The event will include local vendors, chicken barbeque, live music, an “Ask the Naturalist” booth, and other fun activities. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information.

Beach Party

Spend some fun in the sun at ASP’s 9th Annual Beach Party! This event will take place on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 at the Red House Beach Area. Free of charge and family-friendly, the event will feature kid’s activities, chicken barbeque, live music, and fireworks at dusk over the waters of Red House Lake. As the event approaches, be sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information.

Summer Artist In Residence

In the heart of summer at ASP, eight different musicians or bands will be featured in daily concerts as they make Allegany their home for a week. Each week’s featured artist will play a series of 1 hour concerts Monday- Friday. The first week of the program will begin Monday, June 26, 2017 and continue the next eight weeks, with the final concert concluding on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Be sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/AlleganyStatePark each week or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 for more information.

Environmental Education and Recreation

Join the Environmental Education and Recreation department next year as they offers fun educational nature programs about your favorite topics such as birds, bears and butterflies for schools, and special interest groups from May until October. Our peak season programs will start June 26th and run to Labor Day. New programs will be added this year such as soccer golf, kayaking classes, and tree tours.

We hope to see you this summer. For more information about these programs, visit our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/alleganystatepark or call the Environmental Education Department 716- 354-9101 ext 236.

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