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 and interns.

This month’s 3rd Saturday Trek will take place on Sept. 16. Participants will be taken on an interpretative hike into the woods of Blacksnake Mountain in Allegany State Park. The hike is on a relatively easy hiking trail measuring approximately 2.7 miles. Much of the trail is located on an abandoned railroad bed.  Other landmarks on the trail include state line markers indicating the border between New York and Pennsylvania, abandoned oil wells, man-made stone culverts, as well as an interesting variety of native flora and fauna. Attendees are asked to meet at the Blacksnake Mountain Hiking Trailhead (program site 41), located on ASP Rt. 3 near Science Lake, at 10 a.m., and to come dressed for the weather.

For more information, visit the Allegany State Park Facebook page or contact the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext. 236.