A short two-hour drive across the Niagara border will bring you to a nature-filled paradise that's picture perfect for a summer adventure.
Robert H. Treman State Park is a 1,072-acre green space in upstate New York. Situated on an ancient gorge called the Enfield Glen, the area is one of wild and rugged beauty, featuring incredible sights of towering waterfalls, surging rivers and moss-covered cliffs.
The entire park can be explored using a nine-mile network of winding trails, bridges and staircases made completely of stone. They run through the area's most scenic locations; meandering along the side of rocky ridges, beneath narrow canyons and over slow-moving streams and cascades.
One of the best sights you'll come across is Lucifer Falls, a 115-foot waterfall where you'll be able to see a mile-and-a-half down into the lower portions of the gorge. The falls can traversed using a stone staircase the runs from the top to its base, and you'll be able to catch different views of the escarpment as you make your way down.
There's also a gorgeous swimming hole nearby that sits beneath another giant waterfall. In the summertime, people stop by the area to take a relaxing dip before venturing off into the park again. Check it out here.
Robert H. Treman State Park is open year-round and collects vehicle entry fees from mid-April to mid-October. Some of its trails were closed last year due to construction but will be completed this month, so this year's a great time to visit. Those looking to stay overnight could also look into renting a cabin on site, with reservations starting on May 17.
For more information, visit the Robert H. Treman State Park website.