Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation. National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

This year’s event takes place Saturday, Sept. 22 on the Red House side of the park. There are numerous volunteer projects in the works— something for everybody! The day will start off with Check-in/Registration from 9-10 a.m. at the Red House Picnic Shelter. Service Projects will be from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., followed by a picnic dinner at the Red House picnic area at 4 p.m.

Participants are asked to come dressed for the weather and to get dirty. This event will be held rain or shine. Attendees pre-register by Sept. 17 by contacting the Environmental Education/Recreation Department at (716) 354-9101 ext.236. We will also gladly accept walk-in volunteers the day of the event. Please visit the park’s Facebook page for more info. To learn more about National Public Lands Day, go to