Scenic USA - New York

Each day Scenic USA presents a new and interesting photo feature from somewhere in the United States. Chosen from a wide variety
of historic sites, city scenes, backcountry byways, points of interest and America's best parklands, this site offers the viewer hundreds
of unique vacation destinations and photographic subjects. Each feature is coupled with a brief explanation. For further detailed
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Other nearby
Points of Interest

Harris Hill Soaring Museum

Woodlawn National Cemetery

The Christmas House

Shequaga Falls

Montour Falls -
(Glorious T)

Eagle Cliff Falls

Watkins Glen State Park

Newtown Battlefield State Park





Pinnacle State Park

Pinnacle State Park - Addison, New York

Photos by Ben Prepelka

     For those looking for an exhilarating mountain climb, magnificent valley views and a broad panorama of south-central New York State, then Pinnacle State Park may entice you. If you're unfamiliar with this resort park, a full parking lot may surprise you at first, but after a closer look you'll find this park is more about golfing, rather than hunting, hiking, picnicking and cross-country skiing.
     Overlooking the Canisteo River, this Steuben County state park covers 730 acres of rolling hills. Anglers try their luck on the freshwater Levi pond and during hunting season, deer, turkey and small game attract local hunters. Surrounding 1725 foot Pinnacle (Orr Hill), a nine-hole golf course receives the most attention. This scenic course was designed by golf course architect Geoffrey S. Cornish. By 1980 Cornish is credited with more golf courses in New England than any other designer. Cornish also authored many books on course design and turf grass management. Late Tee Off With more than 200 golf courses to his credit, Cornish was elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1966.
     Improving the water quality and protecting Canisteo River Basin is part of a ten year Steuben County plan. While managing gas and oil leases, improving natural habitats and native vegetation are key. The Canisteo River winds through the Allegheny Plateau for 60 miles before it joins the Tioga River. Just north of the Pennsylvania border, the Pinnacle State Park is also known for its splendid autumn foliage. For the golfer, playing the Pinnacle course is also a treat to the area's scenic beauty.

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