Wolf Run Road

There was a time when you could drive Wolf Run Road to the place where the Finger Lakes Trail crosses it. Not any more. You can drive to the bridge which is now closed. So we did. And then we walked.

This is a beautiful trail with lots of great views. And in June, there are lots of wildflowers.

Deptford Pinks
Deptford Pinks

Canada Thistle
Canada Thistle

Day Lily
Day Lily

Common Milkweed w/ Pollinator
Common Milkweed (with Pollinator)

Rough-fruited Cinquefoil
Rough-fruited Cinquefoil

Knapweed
Knapweed

Bird's Foot Trefoil
Bird’s Foot Trefoil

Oxeye Daisy
Oxeye Daisy

Red Clover
Red Clover

Small Sundrops
Small Sundrops (this native flower is the size of my pinkie fingernail)

Cow Vetch
Cow Vetch

Yellow Clover
Yellow Clover

Oxeye Daisy
(another) Oxeye Daisy

Heal-all
Heal-all

There were also several delicious nibbles along the way. We ate Allegany Service Berries, mint leaves, Day Lily buds, and blueberries!

Blueberry
I ate the blue one…

Here’s where we parked:

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12 thoughts on “Wolf Run Road

  1. Love reading your blog. I am coming through your area over the weekend. I wonder if it would be fairly easy for me to find this place you just walked so I could walk it. I’ve never been in the Allegheny National Park. I will be on my way between Medina, Ohio, and Conesus Lake.

    • Allegany State Park is a beautiful place. The hike described here is on park property, but outside the admission gates where fees are paid. It is just off Route 86 at the Quaker Lake exit. Hope the map helps you find it and that you have a delightful hike. If you go far enough on Wolf Run Road, you get to the intersection of the Finger Lakes / North Country Trail that goes through the park. Good luck! Have a blast.

  2. Lovely work. I’ve only recently moved out from an intensely urban area (Dallas) to a more rural one (NW Arkansas), and I’m amazed at the variety of plants and animals that present themselves in a half-hour walk. I bring the camera along but half the time I’m too busy gawking to remember to take the picture…

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