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Fri 26 Apr
April Fat Bike Ride
Friday, April 26, 2019 06:30 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Come enjoy an evening with fellow fat bikers and the Recreation Department. The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Fat Bike Fun Ride on April 26, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 p.m., with the ride starting at 7:00 p.m. Check-in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building. If you are interested in renting a bike for the evening, please call Loud Performance Products at (716)-386-1171. Bikes are limited. Bring a helmet, headlight, warm clothes and a snack to share for the after ride social sponsored by Western New York Mountain Bike Association.

The 5-mile fun ride is for all levels and will last up to 2 hours, depending on the weather. Riders will find themselves exploring new terrain throughout the Red House side of the park.

With the growing popularity of fat bikes, the Recreation department wanted to give patrons another way to enjoy the trails. Fat tire bikes will also be available for demos during mountain bike tours in the summer.

This is a free event.

Sat 27 Apr
Celebrate Earth Day/Arbor Day
Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9101 ext 236

Earth Day...Arbor Day... Two events that celebrate two things we couldn't live without! This year the Environmental Education Department of Allegany State Park combines both these events into one celebration! This family-friendly event takes place on Saturday, April 27st from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Red House Administration Building. The fun kicks off at 10:00 with a walk through the Red House Wetland lead by a naturalist. Activities in the Administration Building run from 10:00am-12:00pm and will feature Sun Painting –weather permitting. Bring a t-shirt to paint, or we will have bandanas available for a $1.00 donation. Sun painting will run from 10:00am -11:00am. Kids can build and take home their own hanging planter made from recycled and repurposed materials. We will also have button making where kids can make a personalized Earth/Arbor Day themed button.

Take some time to visit the Red House Museum and check out all the cool critters in Allegany State Park. If you have any questions about the museum there will be an ask the Naturalist table with fun games and hands on activities from 10:00am -12:00pm. To wrap up the day join the Naturalists to plant trees from 12:00- 1:00pm. This year we will focus on planting trees and shrubs that will minimize erosion and help create a healthy aquatic ecosystem.

Sat 04 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Red House Area
(716) 354-9121

Start time for all projects: 10am
End time for all projects: 1pm

Meeting Location for all projects: Red House Picnic Shelter

Volunteer Project #1: Painting cabins. Please bring: scraper, brooms, rags, hammers, painting clothes, snack. Ages: Adults 18 and over only

Volunteer Project #2: Red House Campgrounds - clear debris, clean fire pits, rebuild fire pits, trim branches & bushes. Please bring: Garden gloves, shovels, wheel barrows, trash pickers, loppers, trimmers, snack. Pleae wear work clothes. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #3: Red House Picnic Area - (Both sides of creek) Clean debris, trim branches, trim bushes, clean grills. Please bring: Loppers, trimmers, trash pickers, scrapers for grills, snack. Ages: All ages welcome

Volunteer Project #4: Camping trail clean up - clear debris, rebuild fire pits, clean fire pits Please Bring: rakes, wheel barrows, trash. Ages: All ages welcome

We can accommodate: Large Groups, small groups, college student groups, Boy or Girl Scouts Questions? Call: 716-432-6964 Email:

Registration: Required