Chittenango Falls State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsChittenango Falls State Park
Chittenango Falls in May 2007
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|Location||2300 Rathbun Road
Cazenovia, New York
|Nearest city||Syracuse, New York|
|Area||193 acres (0.78 km2)|
|Operated by||New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation|
|Visitors||46,988 (in 2014)|
|Website||Chittenango Falls State Park|
Chittenango Falls State Park is a 193-acre (0.78 km2) state park located in Madison County, New York, east of Cazenovia Lake. The park features a 167-foot (51 m) waterfall that cascades over roughly 400-million-year-old bedrock. At the bottom of the falls the meandering Chittenango Creek flows underneath a wooden bridge. The park offers a variety of activities including picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, a nature trail, hiking, and fishing.
Approximately 45,000 visitors come to the park each year to engage in a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Although many camping guides still mistakenly list it as a campground, the park's campground was closed in the mid-2000s.
Trails and scenic viewing
While the park is open year-round, the trail leading to the falls' viewing bridge is closed during winter months due to icy conditions. Views of the falls are still quite picturesque from the top however, with the ability to view the falls from the side of the creek or from a small viewing rail. On the opposite side of the creek, there is a steep uphill trail to the top of the falls opposite the entrance. Along that trail, there are several viewing spots.
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