An Autumn Walk at Long Point State Park

  • October 8, 2013 · 4:30 PM
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Topographic map of Long Point Park trails

• Overview of Park/ map to parking lot

Let's enjoy the fall colors as they come to splendor during this week. Long Point is a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors on moderately easy trails but will allow us to get a vigorous walk too. We can walk out on the peninsula to enjoy the lakeside view.

MEET: AT  THE UPPER PARKING LOT THAT IS FARTHER FROM THE BEACH.  THE LOWER PARKING LOT IS AT THE WATER LEVEL.  UPON entering the park, continue until you come to a "Y" intersection in road.  Veer to the right (on Beach Drive).  You will see my small blue car in the parking lot.

There is a small network of trails that is bordered by Chautauqua Lake.  Be sure to bring boots because portions of the trail are muddy.  

INFORMATION FROM THE STATE PARK SYSTEM:    Long Point, which juts peninsula-like into Lake Chautauqua, is one of the moraines left long ago by a retreating glacier. The park and marina comprise a day-use area with thickly-wooded areas of beech, maple, spruce, poplar and oak. The park's boat launch is the most modern on Lake Chautauqua, which, at 1,308 feet above sea level, is one of the highest navigable bodies of water in North America. The lake has a plentiful supply of bass, perch, pike and other types of fish, but fishermen come to Chautauqua to fish for muskellunge. Muskellunge, or muskie, are native to the lake, noted for their size--often more than 30 inches long (in fact they must be at least 40" to keep) -- and their "fight." In winter, visitors can cross-country ski, snowmobile or fish.

Pets

Household pets only; caged or on a leash not more than 10 feet. No pets at bathing areas, public buildings or on cross-country ski trails.

- See more at: http://nysparks.com/parks/109/details.aspx#sthash.lNQkjCWo.dpuf

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we still on for tomorrow's hike?
    Let me know before 3 if something changes...

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join you folks but I doubt I can make it from UB in an hour with the traffic. Have a great hike!

    October 6, 2013

    • Maureen A

      oh my! But if you can hike in afternoon maybe we can squeeze one in before it gets too dark in October. Maybe carpool with Susan.

      October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I want to do this hike but I hope i can keep up with you, Maureen! I used to live in Ashville Bay so this will be like going home...

    October 5, 2013

    • Maureen A

      Nancy, hehee. Don't worry about that! The company is far more important. Why would I leave you behind ? Promise- it will be worth the drive !

      October 5, 2013

  • Mary Ann G

    Maureen, Looks great and wish I could go. Can't figure how to get from Lewiston (where I work) to Bemus in one hour !!!

    October 3, 2013

  • Maureen A

    I updated information about Long Point State Park.

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had so much fun doing this hike with Maureen last year (with another meet up group). I wish I could make it for the hike. But unfortunately I don't get out of work early enough. Have fun everyone!

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Maureen A

      Yes we had fun! Felt like kids again!

      October 2, 2013

  • Paul B changed the time from 7:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    October 2, 2013

  • sharon u.

    hi how far of a drive is this from buffalo?

    October 2, 2013

    • Maureen A

      Sharon, click on the destination and you can get google directions & driving time.

      October 2, 2013

  • Patrick B.

    7pm. Night hike?

    October 2, 2013

    • Maureen A

      Why does it say 7 PM, I don't know. I remember setting time for 4:30-6:30.

      October 2, 2013

  • Maureen A changed the date and time to Tuesday, October 08, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    October 1, 2013

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