Friday, June 21, 2013

Darien Lakes State Park, Darien Center, NY

Date of Stay:  Sunday June 16 - Friday June 21, 2013 (5 nights)

Rate:  $30/night

Website:  Darien Lakes State Park (NY)
   10475 Harlow Road
   Darien Center, NY 14040

Description:  Rolling hills in this area of the state are beautiful but many of the campsites are not level.  Located right off Hwy 20 about an hour from Niagara Falls.  We stayed in site A39 which is 50A with no water or sewer.  There are several water faucets throughout the park to take on water.  There are 155 sites in two loops with paved roads and gravel pads.  Nice large pond with picnic tables for day use visitors and a swim beach.

Activities:  Nice location for a couple of day trips.  Our first was to Niagara Falls and the other was to Letchworth State Park.  Everyone knows about Niagara but we enjoyed Letchworth just as much.  The Genesee River has cut a gorge in many layers of rock.  It is touted as the “Grand Canyon of the East” with the cliffs approaching 600 feet in height.  With beautiful rolling hills in this rural part of the state, it made for a lovely ride of about an hour.

Trash and Recycle:  Small dumpster for trash and two recycle cans (bottles and cans) at the bathhouse.

Darien Lakes State Park (NY)  Darien Lakes State Park
Site A39 Darien Lakes Stae Park (NY)  Darien Lakes State Park (NY) site A39
Darien Lakes State Park (NY) site A39

Niagara Falls from the Observation Tower  From the bow of the boat
Niagara Falls
Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara Falls Cave of the Winds  From the bow of the boat
Cave of the Winds                                     Maid of the Mist
Gin and Syl at Niagara from the Observation Tower  Selfie at Niagara
Gin and Syl at Niagara                              Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara

Genesee River Gorge Middle Falls at Letchworth Imspirartion Point at Letchworth
Genesee River Gorge         Middle Falls at Letchworth          Inspiration Point
Middle Falls at Letchworth  Gin at Upper Falls of Letchworth
Middle Falls                                   Gin at Upper Falls

Pam and Gin at Letchworth State Park NY  Genesee River Gorge at Letchworth State Park NY
Pam and Gin at the Cliffs of Letchworth State Park (NY)
Gin and Syl at Letchworth State Park NY  Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point in Letchworth
Gin and Syl at the Cliffs                             Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point

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