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Fifteen new cottages coming to Allegany State Park

Fifteen new full-service cottages will be added to the Quaker Area at Allegany State Park.

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation determined the construction of the cottages would "not have a significant adverse environmental impact," according to a notice published late last week by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The 825-square-foot cottages will be located in existing open field areas just off of Lagoon Road.

The site, which will occupy just less than 4 acres, is near the Cain Hollow Campground in Quaker Area, according to the state filing.

About five trees will need to be removed to accommodate the expansion, according to plans.

"No significant natural communities or rare, threatened or endangered species will be impacted by the project," according to the DEC notice.

The Quaker Area is expected to receive the bulk of the recreational activity at the park this summer because of the planned lowering of Red House Lake after July 4 to accommodate the $6 million rehabilitation of Red House Dam.

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