Chenango Valley State Park celebrated 90 years of being open to the public on Saturday, May 30th. The original park had a beach for swimming, a pitch & putt golf area, riding stables, and 30 campsites. The charge for admission was .25 cents per car.

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If you lived in the Southern Tier for any amount of time then you've probably been there. I've golfed there many times and it's one of my favorite courses. One of my fondest winter memories is sledding with my daughter, Tara down one of the hills at the park.

Oh and let's not forget about the Binghamton Pond Festival that benefits the Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier's DIFD program. What Chenango Valley State Park memory do you have?

Here is something else they are doing this year to celebrate their 90th birthday. They want you to share your favorite "eating well in the wild" recipes with everyone. Whether you like to cook over a campfire or something that you prepare at home and bring to the park and enjoy at your campsite.

At the end of the season, they will compile all the recipes and their goal is to receive 90 awesome recipes for their 90th birthday. The final cookbook will also feature the winning People's Choice Award recipe from the CV Park Superintendent.

Chenango Valley State Park is located at 153 State Park Road in Chenango Forks. If you have an "Eating Well In the Wild" recipe that you want to share, go here or email it to

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