Chimney Bluffs State Park Trails

Huron, New York 14555

Chimney Bluffs State Park Trails

Chimney Bluffs State Park Trails Professional Guide

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"Chimney Bluffs is a glacial drumlin cut to sharp spires, 150-feet-high, by wind and wave action. Drumlins are long, narrow, rounded hills of sediment (sand, clay, silt, gravel, cobbles and boulders), formed when the glaciers scoured the countryside. The last glacier to cover this area, melted 12,000 years ago. The drumlin at Chimney Bluffs has a high clay content that acts as a cement, binding gravel and cobblestones together. Still, the cliff face continues to erode, as much as 5 feet per year in places, making the cliff edge trail dramatic but dangerous. The drumlin field of which Chimney Bluffs is a part, is one of the most extensive in the world, with over 10,000 drumlins. These ridges sit northsouth across this region and resemble an old-fashioned washboard. Surface: Mowed grass and dirt trails. One short paved trail."

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Chimney Bluffs State Park Trails Reviews

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8/27/2007
Beautiful views and scenic trails. Good free parking and restrooms. Highly recommended for family outing.
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8/13/2007
Our group started the Bluff Trail from East Bay Road. It started with steps by the restrooms and then a steep grade for about a couple hundred yards the levels out near the top of the bluff. This trail follows the cliff edge in a gradual declining grade and in places, the old trail has fallen away when a piece of the cliff eroded away. A great view of the spires and Lake Ontario. We reached Meadow Trail and walked to the pavillion to refresh and returned east by the shore.
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Trail Information

Huron
Nearby City
2.2
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Snowmobiling
Additional Use
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
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Dec 2018