09 August 2012

Zoar Valley

A couple of weeks ago, I joined a local group in order to visit the Zoar Valley. The Zoar Valley is located near Gowanda, NY. This small yet amazingly beautiful valley is a conservation area, and there are interesting natural settings that one can hike, trek, and frolic in.

We were a bunch of strangers, all youngsters, yet enthusiastic to discover what Western New York has to offer in terms of natural outdoor activities. So we all packed lunches, put some sunscreen, and went down there.

This was an interesting tree that we saw; it looks like it almost is going to fall off the cliff.

This is Zoar Valley; there's big rocks that just eroded after lots of years I guess. In any case, it's a great venue to spend a day swimming, trekking, frolicking.

I like how the water flows.

And here's a bigger picture of flowing water.

This was our group. We were still heading out forward, later on we would find a spot where there is a shade, and eat lunch.

Overall, I enjoyed this daytrip. It takes about one hour to get there from Buffalo, and later on we found an ice cream shop that had plenty of flavors, so we were tempted into trying them.


  1. That's a really cool place, and I wouldn't have known it was in NY State! It is a surprising state actually I found, some cities are downright depressing while other have so much energy, and the scenery can be super exotic.

    1. Zhu,

      You're right, New York State is a great and diverse state to live in. I've had more than my fair share of greenery and nature here, not to mention the fact that New York City is also an option, so I can go there if I wanted a big city experience.

  2. What a beautiful place! I can see myself having a picnic there or even take a fabulous camping trip despite the fact that camping and me are not exactly in good terms lol!

  3. Charles,

    You could always just do a daytrip; no need to set up tents, just as you said, a picnic would be great, which was what we did for that day. :)