Chittenango Falls State Park

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Photo of Chittenango Falls taken in May from the footbridge spanning the creek.

Chittenango Falls State Park is located in Madison County, New York east of Cazenovia Lake. The 167 foot waterfall cascades over roughly 400 million year old bedrock, flowing beneath a wooden bridge spanning the meandering Chittenango Creek.[1] The park offers a variety of activities like picnic tables with pavilions, a playground, a nature trail, hiking, and fishing.

Approximately 57,000 visitors come to the Park each year to engage in a variety of outdoor recreational activities.[1] Although many camping guides still mistakenly list it as a campground, the park's campground was closed in the mid-2000s. It is also home to the endemic and endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail (Novisuccinea chittenangoensis).

Trails and scenic viewing[edit]

While the park is open year-round, the trail, which leads to a viewing bridge spanning the creek is closed during winter months due to icy conditions. Views of the falls are still quite picturesque from the top however, with the ability to view the falls from the side of the creek or from a small viewing rail. There is also a steep uphill trail allowing visitors to walk along the side of the lower creek to the top of the falls. Along that trail, there are several viewing spots.


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  1. ^ a b U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (2006) Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Novisuccinea chittenangoensis) Recovery Plan, First Revision. Hadley, Massachusetts. xiii + 55 pp. PDF

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Coordinates: 42°59′N 75°51′W / 42.98°N 75.85°W / 42.98; -75.85