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Fillmore Glen State Park
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Fillmore Glen State Park
Description - Interesting geological formations along with an abundance of waterfalls create an environment bursting with plant life at Fillmore Glen State Park. In addition to viewing scenery and plant life, the state park offers camping, a natural swimming pool, fishing and multi-use trails.

Attractions - Fillmore Glen State Park is known for its natural beauty. Interesting rock formations shape the deep, cool moist area with 5 cascading waterfalls. Park amenities have been added to this limestone, sandstone and shale environment. Gorge Trail is a very popular trail at Fillmore Glen. It is 2.5 miles long and crosses 8 bridges and offers views of the 5 waterfalls.

Recreation - Viewing beautiful scenery is a favorite pastime at Fillmore Glen State Park. The deep cool, moisture rich gorges is a natural environment for lush, healthy plant life. The park offers camping, hiking in warmer months and cross-country skiing in colder months. Fishing and swimming in a stream-fed pool are also favorites. Snowmobiling is enjoyed in winter.

Climate - The Fillmore Glen State Park area experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that this area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from less than 36 inches to approximately 40 inches of rain and snowmelt.

Location - Fillmore Glen State Park is located of SR 38 just 1 mile south of the tiny burg of Moravia.

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Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: While we didn't camp at the park, we did go for the hike through the Glen. It was absolutely fantastic! The waterfalls and rock formations were spectacular. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to go for a hike anywhere in the Finger Lakes. Much prettier and less crowded than Watkins Glen.

Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I found this park to be extremely enjoyable. My boyfriend and I rented one of the three cabins on the park and were pleasantly surprised. The cabin was very clean and private. Located next to a running stream, we enjoyed the sound of running water. The cabin's generous covered porch allowed us to sit and enjoy the outdoors even during inclement weather. The "Cow Shed" was breathtaking and don't miss the natural swimming pool. One footnote: this park has a large population of brazen skunks. They will walk right into your campsite and I even had one brush up against my leg. Beware!

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: To be completely honest, Fillmore Glen State Park pretty much sucks. There is absolutely no privacy to speak of. The sites are completely open and the ground is rocky. There are RVs everywhere, and most of the time you can hear their generators running. The bathrooms are clean though, but that probably isn't your main concern. The maps you see on the New York State Camping Site and ReserveAmerica.com are misleading: a number of sites are within 10 feet of a major road. The hiking trails are nice enough, but nothing special. Go elsewhere in the Finger Lakes region, you'll have a better time.

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Fillmore Glen State Park, 1686 State Route 38 , Moravia, NY, 13118, Phone: 315-497-0130, Fax: 315-497-0128

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Finger Lakes Travel Region - Glacial ice sheets deepened the earth becoming a basin with soil and rock deposits forming natural dams allowing glacial melts to fill what is now known as Finger Lakes.
New York State Parks - The New York Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation offers 152 parks, 35 historic sites and 27 golf courses for all tastes, ages and abilities.

Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com
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