DEC Announces Wet Forest Road Closures in Chautauqua County

    Wet Spring Conditions Pose Threat to Surface Roads To protect public safety, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will temporarily close certain state forest seasonal access roads in Chautauqua County. The road closures are due to wet spring weather conditions. Road traffic in saturated, muddy conditions can degrade forest road…

Hike the New Mountain Biking Trail in Allegany State Park

New Bike Trail Overall Map

The 2010 Master Plan for Allegany State Park authorized the building of three new mountain biking/hiking trails.  The WNYMBA has marked the new trails with orange flagging ribbon tied to tree branches and the trunks of small trees.  This past April the WNYMBA started work on the one of these new trails – a loop…

Hike to the Summit Area Lean-tos in Allegany State Park

Summit Area Hiking Trails

There are seven interconnected trails in the Summit Area of Allegany State Park (also known as the Art Roscoe X-Country Ski Area. Click on the map to the left to open a larger version in your browser.

The Sweetwater, Christian Hollow, and Leonard Run trails are in the northern section of the Summit Area.

Ridge Run, Patterson, and Snow Snake go through the central portion to the southern portion. Bova is in the very southern portion.

This article describes a hike from the Summit area parking lot via the Patterson then Ridge Run trails to the new lean-to, then a return via the Bova and Snow Snake trails, passing the older lean-to on the Snow Snake trail.