Friday, July 11, 2008

Camping at Allegany State Park

I am glad that summer is here again get to enjoy the sunny weather for it doesn’t last all year round where we are living. My husband and I had been off for a week from work for our annual summer camp. We decided to go to Allegany State Park in Salamanca, New York. It was almost two hours drive from home. We left on the 5th of July last Saturday towing our trailer with our dogs Misty and Joel. We were both excited for this trip for my husband has been there while he was still a kid and it was my first time to be in that park too.

There was a bit of a wait at the Peace Bridge on the border especially that I still have to stop at the custom’s office to renew my pass for the United States. It took us about 45 minutes to wait for our papers to be inspected at the border and another 20 minute wait for my name to be called to be issued a renewal border pass.

Allegany State Park is a very huge park you can either choose to stay at Red House or at Quaker we were booked at Quaker Park, Cain Hollow Loop C site #49. You need to have a pedal bike or a motorcycle to get to other places of the park. I was amazed to see the beautiful landscape sceneries, lake, forest, and the mountains. They have a lot of trails for hiking (bear hiking trail) and some of their camp sites are along the creek. It is really cool at night you can hear the water flowing. Though the site we where in was the last available hydro site that we weren’t happy about it for weeds and grass was just over grown and it was on the forest side with an open swamp it has stagnant water in it. We learned our lesson not to go back to that site and listed the beautiful camp sites along the creek. It was just a huge park that it was so hard to keep up the maintenance of the park.

Though our site was not the greatest we still had fun camping at the Allegany State Park. We had our camp fire for two nights, had our early morning walk along the park and we did went to Pennsylvania for Quaker Park is just between the boundary of NY and PA. We pack up on Tuesday, 8th of July not to head home but to move to another park closer to home at Four Mile Creek, in Robert Moses Parkway, NY.

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