The trailhead for the pink blazed trail is left of the Little Rock City Forest sign (around the 11:00 position). The trail winds around the picnic area. There are other areas around the rocks to explore.
Dawn to Dusk
New York State Park - Red House Area
THUNDER ROCKS: Thunder Rocks is a massive outcropping of rocks that is located about midway between Red House and Quaker Area and can be viewed from the car or you can hike to see the rocks. From the parking area, you can see the headwatres of Limestore Brook. For a closer look, hike up the gravel road to see Thunder Rocks.
Directions to Thunder Rocks: Take Allegany State Park 2 (ASP 2) passing the developed area of Red House. Travel several miles south turning left onto an unnamed gravel road. Shortly, it will reach an intersection where you will turn left again to reach Thunder Rocks. Alternatively, you may wish to pass the gravel road from ASP 2 and continue to the fork in the road where a scenic overlook presents itself straight ahead. There is parking available here. From the fork, turn left and proceed uphill to Thunder Rocks. The adventurous type choose to park in the scenic area lot and hike up the gravel road to see the rocks up close.
STONE TOWER: The stone tower is an octagonal shape tower formed by walls made from sandstone blocks quarried and cut nearby. The tower was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1933-34. On three points of the compass are stone portals that lead to the center room, which has a staircase to the roof observation point. The Stone tower is located high on the Summit mountain ridge (at 2202 ft above sea level), which provides panoramic views of Salamanca to the north and the Camp Allegany valley to the south.
Directions to Stone Tower: The stone tower is located near the summit cabin area and warming hut. If entering the park from exit 21 off of I-86, take ASP 1 from the park entrance. Shortly down the road you will see a driveway on the right hand side for the Summt cabin area and warming hut. Turn here and follow road around to town. There will be a Stone tower sign in the area. If entering the park from exit 19 off of I-86, head north on ASP1 to the Summit cabin area. Turn left into the cabin area and follow the road back to the stone tower.
Daily, 6/26/10 - 9/6/10; 11 am - 5:45 pm.
Trailside Museum Hours, Saturday-Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm.
cross country skiing
baseball / softball fields
There is a small admission charge during some 9-4 during the summer and weekends in the off season (approximately $6-7). Toppography maps are available at the entrance gate with admission or at the Quaker Store in the Quaker Run area.
Open Year Round
$6 fee ($7 swimming) charged 9am-4:30pm seven days a week during the summer; weekends during the off-season. This is a vehicle use fee and is charged per vehicle. Tollgate for picnicing 7am to 10pm.
Friend's Boat Launch - $6 (to lauch motorized boats on Allegany Resevoir)
Outside the aforementioned hours, there is no entrance charge to the park!
Griffis Sculpture Park
From Buffalo, NY (North):
Take US 90 South (NYS Thruway) to exit 55 – Route 219. Stay on route 219 South until the highway ends in Springville (approx 30 miles). Turn RIGHT on Peters Road and then LEFT onto continuation of 219 South. Take the continuation of 219 approximately 8 miles to Ashford Hollow ( NOTE: speed limit is 45mph). Turn RIGHT onto Ahrens Road (Carsons Ashford House and Park sign on corner). Stay straight and go approximately 2.7 miles to County Road 75 (Mill Valley Rd.). Turn LEFT and go 1.5 miles to Park entrance (on left).
From Ellicottville, NY (South):
Take 219 North to Ashford Hollow (Note speed limit 45 mph in the hollow). Turn LEFT onto Ahrens Road (Carsons Ashford House and Park signs on corner). Stay straight and go approximately. 2.7 miles to County Road 75 (Mill Valley Rd.).Turn LEFT and go 1.5 miles to Park entrance (on left).
Open May 1 through October 31
Dawn to Dusk
$5 for adults
$3 for seniors
Kids under 12 are free
Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort
3 levels of aerial courses in trees on the mountain side with:
- zip lines
- rope bridges
You can purchase a package of six or ten sessions and save. Packs may be used Monday through Thursday, non-holidays and are non-transferable. To participate in Sky High Adventure Park, you must sign an assumption of risk form. Anyone under age 18 must have a parent signature. If you are bringing a group, the Assumption of risk form can be downloaded from the Holiday Valley Website (link is below).
Aerial adventure park requirements: Children must be at least 7 years old, and all guests must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate. There is a weight limit of 250 pounds. Reservations are required! 716-699-HIGH
The mountain coaster ride requirments: Children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride with an adult or 42 inches tall to ride alone. All guests must be able to perform certain physical tasks to participate.
(All requirements are provided, maintained and enforced by Holiday Valley Resort and the notes are provided for convenience. Please see their website for all saftey rules, forms and requirements).
Directions:From downtown Ellicottville, take Route 219 South 0.9 miles. Turn right at the next stop light. Drive approximately 1 mile and turn left into the Tannenbaum parking lot to access the Sky High Adventure Park. You will pass the Holiday Valley Resort main lodge on the way.
9AM to 6PM
11AM to 6PM for mountain coaster
May 11 to June 10, 2012 open weekends
June 15 to Sept 3, 2012 open daily
Sept 8 to Oct. 8, 2012 open weekends
$8 per mountain coaster ride
$65 for a Family 10 pack of mountain coaster rides
$42 all day mountain coaster pass
Other packages that combine aerial park and mountain costers as well as group rate packages are availabe on the Holiday Valley Resort website.