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Concord in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway

 

—Sprague Brook Park —

 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 6, 2017
1. Erie County Sprague Brook Park Marker
Inscription. Be it for day use or for overnight camping adventure, the park is a southern Erie County treasure.

Park and Area History. Sprague Brook Park was acquired by Erie County in 1963 by using state and federal aid programs to assume title to more than 2,200 acres of parkland (including Eighteen Mile Creek, Beeman's Creek, Larkin Woods). In 1964, Erie County bought an additional 86-acres of land for expansion in the Town of Sardinia and Concord for park purposes.

The park has many features, including a Veteran's Memorial, located at the upper end of the park.

Veterans Memorial Monument. Sprague Brook Casino.

The terrain is gently sloping throughout, with some severe topography in the park's northeast section. Three ponds add to the park's beauty and usefulness for park users and wildlife enchancement. Numerous trails traverse the forested areas, and the park is also a popular destination for winter sctivities, such as sledding and cross-country skiing.

Mountain Biking Trails.

Sprague Brook is a park of hidden natural treasures, from flora and fauna to incredible natural scenery along the park brook, in the woodlands, and atop the hillside of Kissing Bridge Ski area.

Spraugue Brook Park is one of the largest of the developed, multi-purpose County Parks at 974-acres, and is the only
Erie County Sprague Brook Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 6, 2017
2. Erie County Sprague Brook Park Marker
facility in the park system offering overnight camping. The park is located in the rural, well-forested towns of Concord and Sardinia in southeast Erie County. Functionally, Sprague Brook Park centers around 130 campsites in three large camping areas. Additional recreational amenities are meant to enhance the camper's use and experience of the park and allow for large group picnics and outings. While some active recreation is offered, emphasis is on passive recreation throughout the park's vast open spaces and woodlands.

Camping in the Park.

The Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway ia a 70 mile route encompassing five towns and three villages within Erie County, New York. For a listing of points of interest signs along the byway go to www.wnyssb.org .
 
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Location. 42° 35.225′ N, 78° 38.285′ W. Marker is in Concord, New York, in Erie County. Touch for map. Marker is within a looped green space immediately and directly north of the main entrance road to the park, facing away from the entrance. The park entrance is on the north side of Foote Road (County route 563), about a quarter mile east of NY route 240 (Glenwood - East Concord Road). Marker is at or near this postal address: 9674 Foote Road, Glenwood NY 14069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Grove (approx. half a mile away); As We Honor the Memory (approx. half a mile away); In Honor of "Mark O" (approx. 0.6 miles away); We Remember Forever (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of Concord (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Memory of Alfred M. Kalinowski (approx. 4˝ miles away); Colden (approx. 4˝ miles away); The Town of Colden Honors Our Men & Women (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Concord.
 
Also see . . .  Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway. (Submitted on June 8, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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