Picnic


Athletic Field
Biking
Cross Country
Fishing
Guide
Hiking
Lake/Pond
Picnic
Snack Bar
Snow Shoes
Softball
Volleyball


Nathaniel Cole Park is named after a Revolutionary War veteran who settled with his family in 1795 in the area that eventually came to be called Cole’s Hill. With his son, Nathaniel Cole, Jr., he built a tavern on the corner of what is now Farm-To-Market Road and Watrous Road. The tavern, in operation as early as 1800, became a stopping place for the stage coach en route from Binghamton to Albany. Part of the land once owned by Nathaniel Cole became the Broome County Park that bears his name.

Cole Park boasts a beautiful 53-acre lake and twin arcs of white sand, the largest protected beach in the Broome County Parks system. A 1.25 mile trail encircles the lake. Two picnic areas, four picnic shelters, playgrounds boat rentals, great fishing and more make Nathaniel Cole one of our finest parks. A concession stand sells hot dogs, beverages, candy, ice cream, bagged ice and more, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.


Broome County’s Hawkins Pond Nature Area offers approximately 4 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails, with additional trails found in the State Forest on the other side of McAlister Road. Take NY Rte 17 to Windsor Exit (NY Route 79). Turn right on NY Route 79 and go approximately 3.5 miles to Edson Road. Turn right onto Edson Rd. and go 2 miles to Scouten Hill Road. Turn left onto Scouten Hill Road. and go approximately. 2 miles to the park.


Athletic Field
Basketball
Fishing
Horseshoes
Picnic
Snack Bar
Softball


GreenwoodThe 420-acre Greenwood Park sets a perfect scene for day on the cross-country ski trails. Pick up a pair of snowshoes or skis for just $5 per hour and enjoy 5.5 miles of well-groomed trails.

Go ahead and bring a sled for some tobogganing. Amenities at Broome County’s first and oldest park include a warming room.

Beach
Boating – Rental
Campsites – Rental
Canoeing – Rental
Cross Country – Rental
Fishing
Guide
Hiking
Horseshoes
Ice Fishing
Lake/Pond
Picnic
Sledding
Snack Bar
Snow Shoes
Swimming
Tobogganing
Volleyball


Beach
Boating – Rental
Canoeing – Rental
Cross Country
Fishing
Horseshoes
Ice Fishing
Lake/Pond
Picnic
Sailing – Rental
Snow Shoes
Swimming
Volleyball



Cross Country
Fishing
Guide
Hiking
Lake/Pond
Museum
Snow Shoes