Chenango Valley State Forest
Chenango Valley State Park is an ice age wonder. It’s two kettle lakes, Lily and Chenango, were created when the last glacier retreated and left behind huge chunks of buried ice which melted to form the lakes, and bog. Campers can choose from among 185 campsites and 24 cabins. Large pavilions are available for groups, and the park also offers a swimming area, restrooms, and summer food service. Sledding and cross-country ski trails attract visitors in winter. There is a park access fee for vehicles during the summer months.
The trails at CVSP are well maintained and open to mountain bikes, though they are generally not well marked. The eastern trails near Page Brook are fun and flowy as they twist alongside the creek. The trails to the northwest of the park are rocky and twisty…and also the fastest drying trails in the Southern Tier. Fun trail loops are found around Lily and Chenango lakes too. This is a busy park, please be respectful of all trail users. Bring a map!