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.