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“Stop by the Village during your visit”
Review of Allaire State Park

Allaire State Park
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Owner description: Spanning more than 3,000 acres, this state park is best known for its 19th-century iron-making town, Allaire Village, and antique steam trains.
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The Allaire Village is a nice step back in time. There are a number of buildings:
- General Store with novelty items like candy sticks, metal pieces from the blacksmith, old fashioned toys, ...
- Bakery- scones, bread, coffee
- Church, Dormitories, Blacksmith, Barn, Enamel Factory, Coach House, etc.

They are staffed by folks dressed in period clothes and the story of the working town from the 1800s is quite interesting and they have events throughout the year.

You pay $5 per car to park, but it is very convenient to the village (and restrooms), and when combined with a walk through the park makes for a nice day.

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Reviewed 4 June 2014

I have been going to Allaire State Park for as long as I can remember. I love to go and hike through the woods and often go to the "Lily Pad Lake" and just sit listening to the birds sing. If that isn't your thing, there is still plenty for you and the whole family. You can explore the Historic Allaire Village and see how things were done back in the 1830's, you can pack a lunch and eat at one of the many picnic benches, bring the kids to play on the playground or do all of the above! If you are there on the weekend you can ride the train and visit the train museum. If you are going through the trails, keep an eye out for deer!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Decided to take a drive down from NYC. Well worth it. Entry to the park (parking fee) is $5 for residents and $8 for non residents. After parking, there are a few options here. There are a lot of hiking trails that take you through the park. To the left is functioning steam train (Pine Creek Railway) and some railyards. For $5, the train take you around a course in the park which lasts about 12 minutes or so. Not too much to see during the train ride, but for $5 you cannot complain much, especially if you have toddlers or kids that get super excited at the bells, whistles and horns of the train. There is the Allaire Historic Village within the park to the right. There is a bunch of little museum-like houses that contain setups similar to the civil war era. Carpenter station and some other stuff. There is a small museum type house as well that is interesting. The bakery and gift shop both offer cool stuff.The day that we went, there was a civil war reenactment thing. There were all types of stands and huts that show how life was back then. You could purchase things like wooden guns and flags. There is also a guy who does tintype photography which I simply found amazing. All in all a great experience. I wish I would have gotten there a little bit earlier to experience everything that the park had to offer.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the campground which were nice but the bathroom facilities were the worst I've seen in a very long time. We stayed 5 days and I don't think they were ever cleaned.
The Villiage was wonderful, historical and had beautiful grounds. We rode the train, watched the civil war enactment and visited the many buildings that were open to the public. The biking paths were A plus!

1  Thank Linda S
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I have been to Allaire State Park many times over the years. The village and shops are nicely maintained and the General store is a real treat with varied items and a friendly staff. Their are a number of trails to walk on, either in and around the village or off into the surrounding wooded areas. There is a playground and plenty of picnic tables in different areas, some of which are set back along one of the trails that loops the playground area. There is also a historic train ride through the outer area of the park. While some may not find this place all that exciting, it is the quaint charm and comfortable environment that makes it a special place to return to time and again.

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