Allegany State Park
||Habitat: This state park has the largest acreage of
park land in
Western New York. Much of this Park is made up of hardwood forest but also
includes some stands of coniferous trees along with an assortment of small
ponds, streams and a couple of large lakes.
Trails: Very well kept trails and also a network of paved
roads. Be aware that there are a lot of camping sites so Allegany is very busy
in the summer; be prepared for some traffic.
||Birds: A wide variety of
warblers, also Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Common
Merganser, and the Red-shouldered and Broad-winged Hawks
have been sighted.
||Directions: From Buffalo take the
I-190S to the I-90W toward Erie, Then make a slight
right onto the US-219 S for Orchard Park/Springville.
Take the exit toward NY-39/US-219. Then take the 1st
right onto the US-219 S and then turn right onto NY-242
W/US-219 S. Follow the signs for the US-219 S until you
get to Wildwood Avenue where you turn right, then
continue onto Clinton Street, turn left onto Fairmount
Avenue, continue on Fillmore Avenue until Parkway Drive
where you make a right. Continue onto Scenic Drive, then
make a slight left into Allegany State Park.