Date of Stay: Sunday June 16 - Friday June 21, 2013 (5 nights)
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) site A39
Cave of the Winds Maid of the Mist
Gin and Syl at Niagara Pam, Gin and Syl at Niagara
Genesee River Gorge Middle Falls at Letchworth Inspiration Point
Middle Falls Gin at Upper Falls
Pam and Gin at the Cliffs of Letchworth State Park (NY)
Gin and Syl at the Cliffs Syl, Gin and Pam at Inspiration Point