My goal is to stay on as many
back roads as possible, and see some sights along the way. The trip I have
planned will be a 2 day, 576 mile trip. The first part of it will obviously to
work our way out of Ohio. We値l leave the Buckeye State through Youngstown.
We値l take back roads up to Wooster, then get on 30 to 62. Once we get near
Youngstown we値l have to hop on I-80 for about 37 miles to get through that area
in a timely manner, then in Hope Mills Pa, we値l hope of on to 19 then work our
way up to the Allegheny River and get on route 62. We will follow the Allegheny
River for about 70 miles to the
After we leave
the dam we will do a little zig zag so we can go up to the Allegheny Reservoir,
and then ride through the
Allegheny State Park. This will take us about 25 miles out of the way, but I
think it will be worth it to see the sights.
The Red House
Area is the northern half of
AlleganyState Park. It is usually
considered to be the most developed area of the park. The Red House area's
StoneTower, the Summit Fire Tower,
BridalFalls, and the Art Roscoe
Ski Area. This section also contains several hiking trails and camp sites.
The Red House area is the location of the
AdministrationBuilding for the park.
Thanks to William Pryor Letchworth
everyone has the opportunity to visit
New YorkState's crown jewel of the
State Park system.
LetchworthState Park is 17 miles long
and encompasses over 14, 350 acres. The
GeneseeRiver runs through the
middle of the park and over three magnificent waterfalls. The highest of
which is 107 feet high. The cliffs, created by the river are 600 feet
After our tour through the
park we rode north on 256 and ride along side one of the first Finger Lakes
Conesus Lake. Then we値l finish the ride and go straight to our hotel,
Super 8. Once we got checked in we decided to ride down to the 4H camp to
visit with some of the other folks. It was pretty obvious there was a storm on
the way, but we got there before it hit. Later on the girls rode back to the
hotel with Steve & Joanie, & Julie Basham to stay dry.