New York Nature, State Parks August 13, 2017
The Swimming Spot With The Clearest, Most Pristine Water In New York
It’s hard to believe that summer’s almost over, and even though fall is quickly creeping up on us we’re still experiencing high temperature days. So if you’re looking for new areas to explore that will provide you with a place to cool off, we’ve got something in mind for you. Just below our westernmost Finger Lakes and only an hour and a half away from
Buffalo, there’s a state park that holds true beauty you’ll want to see for yourself.
Located in the town of Dansville out in Livingston County is the magical Stony Brook State Park.
The park is made up of amazing trails that take you along the gorge, secluded campsites and tables that are perfect for enjoying a picnic.
While exploring the beautiful trails you'll discover three major waterfalls along the Stony Brook creek, all of which will steal your breath away.
But one of our favorite things to enjoy along the creek is the state park's natural swimming pool.
The pool is open to visitors through Labor Day and keeps cold temperatures that you would expect to find in spring-fed pools.
Clear and vibrant with color, Stony Brook's pool makes for the perfect day trip destination to experience with the whole family.
So ditch the sprinkler in your backyard and upgrade your summer experience by taking a swim in Stony Brook State Park's natural pool before the season's over.
One thing we'd like to point out is that even though many of us have grown up visiting this state park for ages, this year the park's been cracking down on not allowing visitors to wade in the gorge waters. While many of us have gotten use to cooling off in the base of the park's waterfalls and in other areas along the creek, the park has now been enforcing rules of no swimming in these areas that can lead to fines of up to $250 dollars. To ensure that you have a good time at this park that won't be costly to you, stick to swimming in Stony Brook's pool.
To find out more about this state park,
How to get here:
10820 NY-36 Dansville, NY 14437
Which swimming spot is your favorite to visit on a hot day? To discover another amazing place that you should check out before Fall arrives, look at
This Underrated New York Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer’s Day!
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