|For a quiet getaway on Memorial Day Weekend 1998, we decided to camp in remote Chenango Valley State Park. Surrounded by nothing but trees, lakes and rolling hills, this small 1000 acre park in Broome County was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Buffalo.There are a few short trails in the park, the largest being only 2 miles. Choices of trails include walking through a bog, across a glacial ridge, and a self-guided nature trail. We chose the Chenango Lake Trail, which circles the kettle lake seen above. Campers and visitors can take advantage of the canoe rentals offered by the park.The beaver population is very active in this park! We noticed chew marks on most of the trees along the water’s edge.The lush foliage offered great protection against the hot sun.Nevertheless, Sadie decided to go for a swim! Notice how clear the water is.Chenango Valley State Park |
Binghamton, NY 13901Phone: (607) 648-9700Directions:Route I-88 to exit 3, (Port Crane/Chenango Valley State Park) turn north onto Route 369, 4 miles to Chenango Valley State Park. Located 12 miles from Binghamton.
Photos by Jennifer and Karl Weir, 5/98