South of Buffalo and Ellicottville near Salamanca, the 65,000 acre Allegheny State Park has a fantastic network of trails designed for cross country skiing traversing rolling terrain. The 45 km of groomed trails start from the day lodge and roll around the surrounding hills through hardwood forests.
To reach the trailhead from US86, use Exit 21. Head south on Parkway Drive (Park Ave. or Route 1). There are trailheads located at 3 miles and 6 miles.
Overall, Art Roscoe XC Ski Area is the 1st most popular cross country ski area of all 60 Nordic ski destinations in New York. Several of the better cross country ski trails are nearby Art Roscoe XC Ski Area including Phillips Creek State Forest, Chautauqua County Parks and Chautauqua Rails To Trails.
Local Contacts: Allegheny State Park (716) 354-9121 or 354-9163; NY Tourism (800) CALL NYS.
Best Season: Jan. - Feb.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Willow Bay Campground or Allegheny State Park Campgrounds (800) 456-CAMP
Luxury Loding: Ellicottville Inn (716) 699-2373
Breakfast Restaurant: Dina's, Ellicottville; DJ's, Ellicottville
GPS: 42.1259, -78.7049
Date Published: 1/4/2016
Date Updated: 8/3/2016
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