There's A Little Slice Of Heaven Right Here In New York And You'll Want To Visit
The state of New York may be growing more and more acquainted with Nor’easters, but believe it or not – spring is right around the corner! With warmer weather approaching on the horizon, now is a great time to start planning out a day trip for the first fully warm day that you get. Taking you out to Western New York, keep scrolling to discover another little piece of paradise.
Just one of the many outdoor attractions that make us love Erie County, Akron Falls State Park deserves to be crossed off of your bucket list.
Covering over 280 acres, Akron Falls is actually one of the oldest state parks that you can find out in this area of New York.
The park is made up of a dense forest that's nothing short of peaceful to explore.
In the park you'll find short and sweet trails to adventure through that won't leave you feeling exhausted.
With many of the trails taking you right along Murder Creek, allowing you to enjoy the relaxing sound of running water right beside you.
When you're ready to relax, you'll be able to sit among nature and enjoy the serene views - with plenty of picnic tables and shelters around.
But when you're done checking out places like the magical playground that has its own Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage and the enchanting Rock Garden, there's one more spot that you'll need to see for yourself.
The main attraction of this state park, the 40-foot tall Akron Falls
Free to visit and open all throughout the year, it's time you pay a visit to Akron Falls State Park.
That's right, this place stays open all year long. During the winter visitors can go ice skating on a natural ice rink along Murder Creek or take a snowshoeing adventure through the park. While once it's warmer out you'll find people coming to check out this state park so that they can see one of New York's many waterfalls, go hiking and break out their cameras to capture some truly breathtaking scenery and local wildlife.
To find out more information about this state park, click here.
Unfamiliar with Erie County and nervous about getting lost trying to find your way here? Leave your worries at home and take a look at the directions from Google Maps below!
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