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Thursday, July 1, 2010

State Parks Offer Variety Of Activities This Holiday Weekend

Check out state parks for summer activities
By Sandra Rhodes
Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau

BRADFORD, Pa. – There’s no better way to spend Independence Day weekend than to take in the sights and sounds at a state park.

The Kinzua Bridge State Park, located in McKean County, Pennsylvania, and Allegany State Park, in Salamanca, New York, both offer a multitude of activities beginning on Friday, July 2.

Step back into history at the Kinzua Bridge State Park for a History of the Bridge Talk and Walk which take place from 1 to 3 p.m. The Kinzua Bridge State Park is located on Route 3011.

The Kinzua Bridge State Park is the home of the former Kinzua Viaduct, which was once billed as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.”

The Kinzua Viaduct was built to span the Kinzua Gorge as a railroad viaduct in 1882. The viaduct was partially destroyed by a tornado in 2003, but will be reborn in 2010 and will open as the Kinzua Sky Walk in the fall.

Railroad enthusiasts need to come on board to a couple of programs at the park.

On Friday, July 2, from 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a talk about the Kinzua Viaduct, why it was built, who was involved in the building and what it is made of.

Then, on Monday, July 5, from noon to 1 p.m., there will be a discussion of the different types of trains that have crossed the viaduct. There will also be a sing-a-long to different train songs.

Just over the state line at Allegany State Park in Salamanca, N.Y., there will be an unbelievable Fourth of July celebration at Quaker Beach on Saturday, July 3. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be a chicken barbecue. Music by the group CRUISIN will start at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start at dusk following the concert.

Allegany State Park has two main areas – Red House and Quaker – and is the largest state park in New York. It has beaches, picnic areas and hiking trails.

The Red House portion of the park has 132 camp sites, including 68 sites with electric, as well as 144 cabins, 138 of which have electric.

The Quaker area has 189 camp sites – 95 sites with electric – and 220 cabins – 151 with electric.

Call 1-800-456-2267 for reservations in the Allegany State Park.

For more information on what is happening in the area, call the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau at 800-473-9370 or e-mail

For a calendar of events and downloadable Travel Guide and Map go to

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