Chittenango Falls State Park, Cazenovia

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Chittenango Falls State Park is a 193-acre (0.78 km2) state park located in Madison County, New York, east of Cazenovia Lake. The park features a 167-foot (51 m) waterfall that cascades over roughly 400-million-year-old bedrock. At the bottom of the falls Chittenango Creek flows underneath a wooden bridge. The park offers a variety of activities including picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, a nature trail, hiking, and fishing.

Approximately 45,000 visitors come to the park each year to engage in a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Although many camping guides still mistakenly list it as a campground, the park's campground was closed in the mid-2000s.

Chittenango Falls State Park is also home to the endemic and endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail (Novisuccinea chittenangoensis).
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  • Clean and proper track for us to walk down to the bottom of the waterfall. Also not crowed with lot of people. A nice place to enjoy the nature view of waterfall and natural environment. 
    Clean and proper track for us to walk down to the bottom of the waterfall. Also not crowed with lot of people. A nice place to enjoy the nature view of waterfall and natural environment.  more »
  • Impressive waterfall, accessible by stairs that are sometimes slick and without a hand rail. Worth the effort to walk to the bottom if you're able. 
    Impressive waterfall, accessible by stairs that are sometimes slick and without a hand rail. Worth the effort to walk to the bottom if you're able.  more »
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  • A spectacular waterfall not too far from Syracuse. The parking lot can fill up pretty quickly so it's best to arrive earlier in the day. The hike down to the bridge is short, but can be steep and wet in places so be sure to wear proper footwear. Definitely a great place to bring the family for a nice outing or for a picnic (shelter rentals available). Hours from sunrise to sunset.
  • We had a relaxing walk around the perimeter. Fences don't let you get too close which is a good thing because the drop offs are very high. Great views and the hike is relatively easy. Would recommend to anyone passing through. Great place to go to get out and take in some fresh air.

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