Description - The Allegany Travel Region is a wonderful year-round recreation spot in New York. Located along the beaches of Lake Erie, the area offers an array of winter outdoor activities ranging from cross-country skiing to dog sled races. Summertime brings out the anglers and swimmers along with the sightseers. The areas attractions include museums, golf courses, nature trails, picnic grounds, country inns, hunting lands and more.
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Lake Erie State Park
- As home of the 6,500-acre Allegany State Park, the Travel Region by the same name is known for its wonderful water-oriented activities, golfing, biking, performing arts and education centers. Elaborate Victorian architecture may be found throughout the region. Museums, wineries, nature centers and opera houses add to the enjoyment visitors find in this four-season area. The travel region offers only 3 State Parks, one of which is divided into 2 sections. However, the parks burst with amenities including boat launches, picnic sites, campgrounds, tennis courts, hunting grounds, multi-use trails, fishing docks and more.
Recreation - This southwestern region of New York offers year-round enjoyment including fishing, multi-use trails, playgrounds, beaches, hunting grounds, boating opportunities, wildlife viewing and viewing splendid Victorian architecture. Popular attractions include the Griffs Sculpture Park and the Lucy-Desi Museum. Bicycle races, ice fishing, golfing, dog sled races, nature walks and bird watching are several more pleasures.
Climate - The Allegany Travel Region experiences average January temperatures between 18 degrees to above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-8 to above -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average above 68 degrees Fahrenheit (above 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 40 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Located in southwestern New York, the Allegany Travel Region is bordered by great Lake Erie, the state of Pennsylvania and three travel regions: Niagara, Genesee and Finger Lakes.