Nathaniel Cole Park is named after a Revolutionary War veteran who settled with his family in 1795 in an area that eventually came to be called Cole's Hill. Together 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 now comprises 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 county system. There are two picnicking areas and all the amenities necessary to make Nathaniel Cole one of our finest parks.
For more information, call 607.693.1389
|Boat||Deposit||Per Hour||Per Day|
|*Senior Citizen/Veteran Rowboats||$5.00||$3.00||$10.00|
*Senior Citizen (62 years old and older)/Veteran rates apply Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).
Cole Park Nature Trail Guide (pdf, 1260KB)