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Mossy Bank Park Overlook - Bath, NY - OU08FE

 Don't pass up the viewing opportunity

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N 42° 19.368' W 77° 18.835' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > New York
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 28 August 2015
 Date Created: 28 August 2015
 Last Modified: 29 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU08FE

 


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{{recomendation}} 1 Recommendation
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Data: 08/28/2015 17:49:56, add by DudleyGrunt
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Description   EN   

This OpenCaching North America Virtual Cache will bring you high above the Cohocton River and the Village of Bath N.Y. for a spectacular view of the town and surrounding countryside.

This is one of those overlooks that is highly “overlooked” – not exactly visible from the town and interstate below and not a lot of signage to get you off the interstate and up the road. We stayed overnight in Bath and checked out Mossy Bank Park just to have a look. Driving up to the park, I was aware of the elevation change but was still surprised when we reached the lookout, how much higher we were about the valley

Mossy Bank Park is 167.5 acres and was donated to the village of Bath by the Davenport Estate in 1958. It was undeveloped until 1963 when the face of the cliff was hit by lightning which caused a forest fire that lasted for days. Roads were cut through the woods to allow fire equipment to reach the site of the fire. After the fire was out, the village board decided to develop the property into a public park.
Source: http://mossybankpark.com/about.php, accessed 28 August 2015

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Mossy Bank Park is open from May 1st through October 14, 10am to 10pm.

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1 30 May 2016 Recommendation Mr.Yuck Found it

This was rather awesome! Lived in Western NY all my life and never heard of this overlook. And that includes having a Sister-In-Law (Wife's Brothers Wife) born and raised in Corning, and she certainly never mentioned it. The wife and 16 yr. old Son were sort of freaking out when I took her AWD Subaru Forester into the woods on the the dirt road, but I was like, Chill, you're in a AWD small SUV here. When they finally got there, I'd say they liked it. As a matter of fact, had to tell the wife it was time to go, after she was obsessed with the two Eagles in a tree with several other visitors. I learned (through EarthCaching) that Bath, and the entire I-390/US 17 Corridor was a textbook example of a glaciated plateau. Did you ever notice all the hills are like identical to each other, and all the same height while driving through there? I did on my dozens of trips through the area, and wanted to check it out from "up top". Thanks for finding this thing, I am giving it a recommendation.
Pictures Connected with this Log Entry:
And you wonder why my Daughter told me all her friends were scared of me
And you wonder why my Daughter told me all her friends were scared of me
Not one, but 2 Eagles in a tree, zoomed in. Look carefully center of picture
Not one, but 2 Eagles in a tree, zoomed in. Look carefully center of picture
Yup, that would be a glaciated plateau
Yup, that would be a glaciated plateau