Warm weather is here! The leaves have started to grow, the light stays with us past dinnertime and it’s time to watch the renewal of nature! You don’t want to miss a minute of enjoying nature awaken around you, so make plans to visit one of our incredible outdoor attractions that just happen to open up in May as well! Rock City Park, Griffis Sculpture Park, Sky High Adventure Park and Onoville Marina invite you to into the swing of spring this year!
Rock City Park, opening May 1st, will offer visitors a spectacular view of the Enchanted Mountains from “Signal Rock”, where they can see all the new leaves forming on the trees. Discover 80 feet tall rocks as you hike the trail that leads under, around and sometimes through these magnificent rocks. Plan a trip there for their annual Mother’s Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Show
At Griffis Sculpture Park, where nature combines with art, visitors hike along the trail in the woods to then come upon enormous sculptures in the fields. Adults like the park because it has beauty like no other, while children like the park because you can climb on the sculptures! It opens May 1st each year and visitors enjoy feeling the warmth of the sun while resting beside a giant steel giraffe or by the ladies near the lake.
See the budding trees up close and personal at Sky High Adventure Park, opening May 4th. Plan your attack through a series of platforms and “bridges” built high amongst the trees and connected by logs, hanging chunks of wood or other obstacles. Most courses include a zipline ride, and some have more than one! And don’t forget the most fun on four tracks, the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster!
Warmer weather also means warmer water! Float your boat and soak up the sun along 91 miles of natural shoreline in the Allegheny Reservoir, launching at Onoville Marina, the largest inland marina in New York State. Campsites, dock space and fuel dock are available as well as great dining nearby at the Horseshoe Inn and the Nic-L-Inn. View the beautiful scenery of rolling hills, clear water, and wooded areas as you drift or speed along! Boat rentals are available.
Or slow down to really enjoy the unfolding beauty of nature and find a simpler way of life along the Amish Trail, open year ‘round. The ice and snow have all melted along the back roads Cattaraugus County which is home to a community of Old Order Amish. Adventure through this area to find unique handiworks and learn about the culture of these people, who live separate from the modern world.
So plant some plans to see spring unfold by making a trip to the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York. For free information on any of these activities or events, or to request free guides, call 1-800-331-0543 or visit EnchantedMountains.com.