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Allegany State Park's 65,000 acres is known for its primitive forested valleys, un-glaciated landscape, fall leaves and wildlife. The two developed areas, Red House and Quaker, make this the largest state park in the system. Both areas offer sand beaches, picnic areas, museums, hiking trails and naturalist walks. Walkers and bicycle riders take advantage of the 5 miles of paved trails around Red House. The Art Roscoe Ski Touring Area has some of the finest groomed cross country skiing and mountain bike trails in the Northeast. Snowmobilers are attracted to Allegany State Park for its 90 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and over 150 winterized cabins. Other activities include bird watching, picnicking, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing, canoeing, and horseback riding. Visitors looking for anything from a weekend retreat to an extended vacation are able to choose from Allegany State Park's 424 campsites, 375 cabins and three group camps available for rental. There are year round vacation rental cottages that are fully equipped with the latest conveniences located in both the Red House and Quaker areas. The seven Fancher Cottages are located in the southern part of the Allegany State park, adjacent to Quaker Run Creek and offer guests a unique camping experience. Named for Senator Albert T. Fancher, the "Father of Allegany State Park," each Fancher Cottage (located in the historic Quaker Area of the park) has a bathroom with shower, refrigerator, counter-top range and microwave. The fully accessible cottages sleep six, are furnished and stocked with pillows, bedding, cooking utensils, dishes and coffeemakers. In addition, each cottage has a grill and picnic table outside. Reminiscent of a classic hunting lodge, the Pitt Cottage in the Red House Area offers the same amenities as the Fancher Cottages. One outstanding feature of the Pitt Cottage is its gas burning stone fireplace. Located on Allegany State Park Rte. 2, the cottage is adjacent to Congdon Trail and three miles from the Administration Building. Pitt Cottage is not handicapped accessible.

backpacking
15 days ago

Nice and easy out and back. Approx 4 miles if you go to the Len to and back. The trail is well marked and maintained.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike though, all the uphill was rough for a beginning hiker. Chipmunks everywhere! We did not see any other wildlife besides LOTS of bugs. Quite a few big rocks for picture taking if hiking in a group. Otherwise, very serene hike. Only a few muddy spots.

Nice shorter hike with a steady incline

Trail is 2.7 miles, not 1.7. Trailhead is a good distance from parking. Wide trail, gentle but frequent hills, currently a few downed trees.

backpacking
2 months ago

I entered by thw quaker lake trail head.nice jaunt through some beautiful country. Gets kinda steep at the top so be experienced if you have a heavier pack. other than that not to bad great views when the leaves are gone.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail! Kicked my butt as it's pretty much just up 700 feet (in a bit over a mile) and right back on down. The trail itself is not always obvious but the markers are very frequent and easy to follow. I went after some rain and there were only a few muddy sections at around 1800 ft. Chipmunks everywhere! I didn't see another person the entire time on the trail (weekday afternoon in March), and really hardly any people in the entire park.

Pretty fun trail in the woods - easy to enjoy the sounds of songbirds and woodpeckers

backpacking
4 months ago

I parked at the trailhead at Quaker Lake and used this trail as my connection the the North Country Trail for a 2 day backpacking trip on the NCT. As the other reviewers have said the first mile is all up. not too bad but the last like 200 yards are no joke lol. But overall it was a nice trail with some nice views along the way.

hiking
5 months ago

this trail is up the hill around the top and back down. be ready to hike up the mountain!

mountain biking
7 months ago

The downhill portion of the trails r a blast and the up hills are an incredible accomplishment.

Great trail without the leaves you can enjoy quite the view

hiking
8 months ago

my 1st trail in ASP. Arrived late in day so no fee.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail, well marked. Only saw a couple of people. Beware of the acorns in the fall!!!! Would definitely come back and walk it again.

Definitely a good trail- very nice hike. I would rate this trail as moderate in difficulty.