Personal Memories of Green Lakes

Contributor Richard Almquist, who grew up on Green Lakes State park property, writes:

"One of the richest sources of our history is what we carry around between our ears: our memories."

Many individuals in the central New York area have fond personal of Green Lakes, dating from the park's creation to present. Below are accounts about Green Lakes from individuals uniquely tied to the park's history: 

  • Richard Almquist - son of the originial superintendent of Green Lakes State Park
  • Roger Cross - a farmer whose land became Green Lakes State Park
  • Barbara Naylor - daughter of Roger Cross; grew up on park property