New York July 14, 2016
You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Experienced This One Incredible Park In New York
Unforgettable state parks? New York is fortunate to have an abundance of them! From
beautiful islands to large spaces filled with secrets right in our big cities, taking the time to explore any of our state parks will surely give you an unforgettable experience. From history and hiking to camping and swimming, you haven’t lived until you’ve checked out this one incredible park in Moravia:
Named after America's 13th President, Fillmore Glen State Park holds quite a bit of history.
Established as a state park in the mid 1920s, the park features a replica of the cabin that Millard Fillmore was born in roughly 5-miles away from the park. The current cabin you'll find the park today was built in the 1960s. The park covers over 900 acres and remains open all year long.
At the beginning of the park you'll see the park's swimming hole, if the water is high enough!
Depending on what time of year you visit and how recently we've experienced rain, the water in this area of the park can vary. During the summer the designated area is a local favorite spot for swimming. This year the swimming season will be open until September 5th.
The park is home to 60 campsites, with a camping season that will remain open until October 9th!
A park filled with history, fishing, pavilions, playgrounds, swimming areas
waterfalls? How could you not want to spend some time camping here!
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Inside of the park you'll find several miles of hiking trails that will bring you into the beautiful and dense woods.
At Fillmore Glen State Park you can find the following trails:
North Rim Trail - 1.92 miles
Gorge Trail - 1.31 miles
South Rim Trail - .94 miles
To view the official state park map,
The Cayuga County state park has 5 breathtaking waterfalls, a feature that attracts many visitors.
While the trails here may not be very long, you'll certainly encounter a good amount stairs that will put your legs to work! The trails are a beautiful area to explore, often being described as the perfect oasis.
Out of the 5 waterfalls you'll find at Fillmore Glen State Park, the nearly 40-foot tall Cowshed Falls is the most stunning of all.
This particular waterfall draws in explorers and photographers from all over our state. The park requires a $7 vehicle entrance fee or you can use your Empire Passport here.
Fillmore Glen is one of the most beautiful gorges you can explore out in the Finger Lakes, a must visit for any New Yorker.
A great place to go camping, a wonderful place to cool off in the summer and an even better place for explorers to spend an adventurous day, we love visiting this park! It's time to cross this state park off of your New York bucket list.
How to get here: 1686 Route 38 Moravia, NY 13118
Interested in viewing more of this enchanting place? Check out the wonderful clip of the park below:
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