Paul Crawford

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff.

This month’s 3rd Saturday Trek will take place on Oct. 21. Participants will be taken on an interpretative hike through the ruins around Science Lake in Allegany State Park. Much of the hike will be around the old “Buffalo Science Camp” or as many people referred to it as “the School in the Forest”.  Attendees are asked to meet at the Science Lake parking area (program site 40), located on ASP Rt. 3 at Science Lake, at 10 a.m., and to come dressed for the weather.

In the eveing, head to the Quaker Bath House for some great music by the fire.

Local musician Paul Crawford will be performing, in what will be one of the last events for the season in the new lakeside room. Paul is a semi-professional musician in Western New York. He has been playing contemporary and classic rock, contemporary country, and some originals for over 25 years.

This free “By the Fireside” event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information please contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236 or