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Robert Treman State Park is known for its rugged and stony gorge, Enfield Glen, and the 115-foot Lucifer Falls. In fact, Lucifer Falls is just one of 12 waterfalls along the park's 9 miles of winding trails. The park also features a stream-fed swimming area beneath a waterfall, campsites, cabins and RV sites. 

Recent visitors called Robert Treman the best state park in the region thanks to its gorgeous views, but caution that you must be in good shape to hike up the steep trail to the upper falls. Meanwhile, photography buffs said the old mill and Gorge Trail offer great photo ops. Animal lovers appreciated the pet-friendly hiking and camping. 

The park is open daily and charges a vehicle entry fee of $7 from mid-April to mid-October. Campsites run from $18 to $28 and cabins from $210 a week to $400 a week. Additional fees may apply for nonresidents. The park is located in Tompkins County near Ithaca, easily accessible via SR13. Keep in mind: Trails may close during inclement weather. To learn more, head to the park's website.

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