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This is a place you have to see amazing

We came here starting the beginning of Summer and it’s like the closest to the ocean we can get... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Trumansburg, New York
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Great hiking

Although the main trail was closed, the family had a great him hiking the detour, which was well... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We came here starting the beginning of Summer and it’s like the closest to the ocean we can get plus collect and donate Kindness Rocks but most important it’s a HUGE part of history it’s the last standing ice age glacier amazing in shape and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Although the main trail was closed, the family had a great him hiking the detour, which was well groomed and challenging.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jillbM2090CU
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the amazing landscapes. I do wish I had known that one side of the park is above the bluffs and a long hike(esp if Bluff trail is closed!), the other side of the park is by the water and free parking! I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 80kristas
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Its an amazing experience walking along the pebbled shore on a sunny day! We went there late in the day .. it was fun walking along the drumlin trail (there were patches of mud slush along so you might want to keep your fav shoes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Yashashree K
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Took a trip on a Sunny Spring afternoon to this scenic park curious about the strange forms called bluffs. The Bluffs Trail is closed. Plenty of people ignored the sign and climbed the fence and off they went. I could see them later bellow the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Sarushkaya
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The trails to the Buffs are a muddy mess for days after it rains, it's not so bad when the ground is flat and woodchips help you from sinking in too much, but Dublin trail is an uphill muddy mess without woodchips for traction. With...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TechGromit
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a unique area on the Lake Ontario shoreline where you have fantasitc views of the lake and a nice bunch of hiking trails. There i also a nice spot overlooking the lake for a picnic if you don't want to walk but it...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FireBob53
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

It is a relatively easy hike, but since the is constant errosion pay attention. The dunes look like the moon. There are two ways to enter. One you pay to park, the other is free...

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Lorroth1
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The bluffs are pretty unique and the trails and well marked an usually relatively easy. There is a $5 NYS Park fee paid at a meter by cash or card April 1 thru some time in October (2018). The trails are generally easy but can...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank savvyexploring
Reviewed 5 March 2018

A beautiful spring day in February had us thinking (but knowing better) winter had truly come to an end, so we decided on a adventure out to see the bluffs by the lake. The local weatherman had predicted overcast with rain, but the sun came...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Susan S
27 September 2018|
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Response from savvyexploring | Reviewed this property |
You can hike on the bluff trail or along the lake below the bluffs. You can not walk out onto the bluffs themselves as that is extremely dangerous, and people have died from falls and being burried in the sand. The bluff... More
5 September 2018|
Response from shanna3000 | Reviewed this property |
No,You can actually walk down the trail to the lake and the Bluffs are beyond beautiful very much worth going Their is 2 spots to drive in the one down the road from the state park spot is free parking and much easier trail... More
Joanne L
25 May 2018|
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Response from psevr | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring dogs on leashes, but I'm pretty sure my husband read that Chimney Bluff is closed due to potential erosion issues. I hope they are able to stop the advancing damage.