Park is the largest state park in the U.S. - bigger than Yellowstone
and Yosemite put together. At 6.1 million acres, it is America's
largest state park outside of Alaska.
Swimming, golfing, tennis, wind surfing, local volleyball, mountain
climbing, skiing, ballooning, boating, hunting and fishing, white
water kayaking, snowmobiling [there are over 500 miles of groomed
trails, including 86 miles of snowmobile trails in the Forest Preserve.
Wooded forests and vast wide-open expanses of cleared fields are
abundant throughout the Preserve.
Pristine forests and
dramatic mountains yard more than 30,000 miles of brooks and streams,
6,000 miles of rivers and almost 3,000 lakes and ponds.
There are numerous courses to play in the area.
Plenty of fishing holes in and around the lake.
The 100± miles of NYS maintained Otter Creek trails are becoming
a popular draw.
Adirondack Bicycling and Bike Touring Pages
The Thousand Islands (e.g. Clayton, Alexandria Bay, Boldt Castle, etc.) Restaurants, Events, Hotels, Motels.
Gananoque, etc. Ontario, Canada (delightful 50’s style
Lake Placid (great shopping,
Olympic venues, golf, etc.)
Old Forge (shopping,
water theme park, Bald Mt. hike, arts, golf, etc.)
Falls State Park
11430 State Route 46
Boonville, NY 13309
Phone: (315) 942-4713
Pixley Falls State Park's main attraction is the 50-foot waterfall,
close to the picnic area. This picturesque park also features steep,
wooded hills and a mountain stream. A nature trail meanders through
the forest and past Pixley Falls. The park has 22 stream side campsites
and access to numerous miles of trout streams. A cross-country ski
trail runs along the Black River Canal, which is just inside the
Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse: Thruway (I-90) east to exit 33 (Verona-Rome);
Rt. 365 east to the city of Rome, Rt. 46 north to park entrance,
six miles south of Boonville.
Capitol of the East
Receiving an average snow fall of 200 inches, skiers, snowmobilers,
skaters, cross-country skiers and others will find plenty of frozen
lakes, trails, mountains, and ski resorts to find winter activities
at there best. Eighty-six miles of marked trails and over 500 miles
of trails wind trough dense forest and wide open spaces through
this scenic Forest Preserve. The rugged mountain scenery, heavy
winter snows, and a pleasant summer climate combine to make this
a popular year-round resort area. The lake is close to all activities
all year round.
York State Snowmobile Association Web Site
With over 500 miles of groomed packed trails,
this is the perfect snowmobiling destination. With trail-side dining,
fuel, entertainment and accommodations, you can enjoy a safe fun-packed
snowmobiling vacation in the great outdoors. Enjoy some of the finest
riding in the east on professionally groomed and maintained trails.
Deer, bear, rabbit, ruffed grouse, woodcock
and turkey. There are 218 square miles of public land, four deer
management units, 139,377 acres of forest preserve and state forests,
and a 5,000-acre wildlife management area.
close by: natural wonders like Whetstone
Gulf: a spectacular gorge. Whetstone Gulf State Park is built
in and around a three-mile-long gorge cut into the eastern edge
of the Tug Hill Plateau. The gorge is one of the most spectacular
scenic vistas east of the Rocky Mountains. The park has 56 wooded
campsites, a scenic picnic area along Whetstone Creek, a man-made
swimming area and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing, one
of which circles the gorge. Above the gorge is Whetstone Reservoir,
stocked with tiger muskie and large-mouth bass for fishermen, and
popular for canoeing.
Located off Route 26.6 miles south of Lowville, near the Adirondack
The park is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day for the summer
season, and from December 15 through March 15 for winter recreation.
Hunting for deer and waterfowl is permitted in season.
Very close by: White-water rafting: Moose River; Kayaking/canoeing:
Very close by: Horseback riding: some100 miles of NYS Otter Creek
The Adirondacks (Raquette Lake, Speculator, Blue Mt Museum, etc.) [There are some 2500 lakes in the Adirondack Park!]
Saratoga (outstanding performing arts center, horse racing, shopping, etc.)
From the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, to the glimmering shores of Otsego Lake, Cooperstown and Oneonta offer a unique combination of big-city excitement and small-town charm. Just a few hours north of New York City, visitors can enjoy superior Cooperstown lodging and year-round attractions, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers’ Museum, Brewery Ommegang, Fly Creek Cider Mill, The Glimmerglass Opera, and much more! You’ll find plenty of reasons to be a fan!
Utica (shopping, museums, brewery tour, etc.)
Turning Stone Casino (plus world class golf and nightclub shows)
Syracuse (shopping, Carrier Dome, State Fair, etc.)
[The largest mall in the world (Destiny USA) is planned to be built there.]
Finger Lakes (winery tours, Skaneateles, Watkins Glen, wine festival, etc.)
The Great Lakes: Lake Ontario (Oswego, Sacketts Harbor, boating, etc.)