Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York with over 65,000 acres of forest, trails, and wildlife. The two developed areas are Red House and Quaker. Here famlies can enjoy sand beaches, museums, hiking trails and trails for walking or biking. The Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area has some of the finest groomed cross country skiing and mountain bike trails in the Northeast.
Covering 97 square miles of wooded wilderness, this is New York’s largest state park. With three campgrounds containing a total of 315 sites and 380 cabins, a family can settle in and spend some time enjoying the variety of activities available. Hike or bike more than 90 miles of trails, fish and swim in two blue lakes, or participate in recreation programs.
There’s a small nature museum and a miniature golf course, and boats and bicycles can be rented at the boathouse. Both the Red House Lake and Quaker Lake have lifeguards, ball fields, playgrounds, and picnic areas. Near the Red House area is a favorite hike for families, the trek to the Three Bears Caves. In the Quaker Lakes vicinity lies the easy Three Sisters Trail.
My husband and I spent a weekend camping in the park. We had a very nice cabin with a stove, furnace and two bedrooms. The only draw back would have to be that there was no running water. The latrienes were very close to the cabin though. We also went sight seeing in the park. We had a nice relaxing weekend with a group of friends.