Nestled in the woods near the Town of Fenton in Broome County, Chenango Valley State Park offers visitors a refuge from the fast paced urban life of nearby cities such as Binghamton.
Created in the 1930s, the park surrounds two kettle lakes formed during the last Ice Age, Lilly and Chenango, and contains sections of the remains of the Chenango Canal. Many of the park’s trails and amenities were built by workers of the Civilian Conservation Corps as part of the New Deal program, and the park has long offered local residents a place of peace and quiet.
Today the park offers visitors many recreational opportunities including swimming, picnic and camping areas, and an 18-hole golf course. Nearly 80 years after its construction Chenango Valley State park remains an oasis of restful solitude and a quiet stop along New York Paths Through History.
Photos Courtesy of:
The Broome County Historical Society