Allegany State Park Bicycle Ride

We wanted to go to Allegany State Park this morning to ride our bicycles.  Rain postponed our trip until this afternoon.

We left home, en route Allegany State Park at 1:20 pm.   This is our first trip, with our new bicycle carrier.  The roads had dried off in places, damp in others.  It was an overcast and cool day.  The temperature hovered around the 60 degree mark.  The rain stayed away, for the most part.  A few sprinkles fell, while driving through Scandia.  A few sprinkles (and drizzle for a short time) fell, as we began our ride at the park.

We entered the park via the Red House Area entrance, off Interstate 86.  We parked at the Red House marshland and followed a portion of the Red House Lake bicycle trail back to where we entered the park in the car.   

Red House Marshland Parking
This is one of the starting points for the Red House Lake bicycle trail.

The portion of the trail that we rode was 1.5 miles each way and contained both hilly and level parts.  I walked and rode.  We saw a deer on the trail (wish I had gotten a picture) and baby groundhogs and one parent.  We saw the groundhogs during our return trip. 

Three Baby Groundhogs

We didn’t see the deer again, until we were exiting the park (no picture again).

We departed Allegany State Park around 3:30 pm.  It felt so good to be riding again.

P.S.  We sold both folding bicycles around 5:30 pm this afternoon.  We got our asking price, $100.00 each.

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Linda G.

My name is Linda. I am happily married to Bob, whom I married in September 1998. We have a daughter (my stepdaughter), who blessed Bob and me with twin granddaughters in May 2012. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, riding the motorcycle with my husband, bowling, bicycling, walking, attending festivals, photography and travel. I love taking photographs. I am a hobbyist photographer. My camera of choice is a mirrorless interchangeable lens Olympus camera. I love to travel as well. I lived in Germany for almost 3 years, while in the Army, and visited many European countries. I have toured Europe two additional times since returning stateside. I lived in Australia for 3 months. I vacationed in the Bahamas (Nassau) one time. I would like to see more of the U.S., as well as return to Europe. I wouldn’t mind seeing the world! FAVORITE MOVIES: I like all types of movies — comedy, romance, action, thriller and horror. FAVORITE MUSIC: My favorite type of music would have to be country, judging by the fact that my CD collection contains mostly country artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, George Strait and more. I like music by Green Day, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox 20 too. FAVORITE BOOKS: I tend to read romance novels, although I enjoy a good horror every now and then. My favorite romance writers include Belva Plain, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Robert James Waller, and Phyliss A. Whitney. My favorite horror writers are Stephen King and John Saul.

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