Allegany State Park: Red House Area Professional Review and Guide
"A massive tract of forested land that stretches across the Pennsylvania state line to the south, Allegany State Park covers 65,000 acres and includes hundreds of campsites and cabins, 80 miles of hiking trails, and two mid-sized lakes. In the Red House section in the northern half of the park, a tent and trailer campground perches on Stoddard Creek. Three comfort stations are shared by five loops of campsites; numbers 28 and 29 are handicapped accessible. Shade is ample throughout. Five miles of paved multiuse trails circle Red House Lake, and the Conservation, Osgood, and Beehunter trails all begin in the area, too. Other points of interest at Red House include Stone Tower and the Summit Fire Tower (both of which promise sweeping vistas across the Allegheny Highlands) as well as Bridal Falls. The Tudor-style Red House administration building houses a natural history museum with exhibits on flora, fauna, and geology. It’s open year-round from 8 a.m.–10 p.m. Films, guest speakers, and programs for children are also offered on occasion. For another take on local history and the people that originally lived off the land in western New York, visit the Seneca Iroquois National Museum in nearby Salamanca."