Six Flags Darien Lake
1. What To Bring On a Trip To Darien Lake
Be prepared for any kind of weather when you’re going to Darien Lake. There’s a good chance of rain and snow, so make sure you have a rain jacket, hat, and gloves. Also, make sure to bring an umbrella, some sunscreen, bug spray, and a hat. Preserve the water when you ride so you can enjoy it even more when you get home. (For greater comfort, we recommend bringing your own water bottle if you are doing the lifts.) Here are some hikes that would be a comfortable way to spend a lazy afternoon:
- Do walking or hike the nine-mile Woodside-Darien Trail in Darien Lake State Park
- Hit the Darien Lake Bus Route 6 for a scenic view of the lake and the surrounding forest and grassland wildlife. Walk the classic 14-mile loop trail, which features challenging elevation gains and flat, meandering sections. This hike also has a little something for everyone, including a kid-friendly group picnic area with hardwood hammocks. This trail can also be combined with the 3.5-mile Darien Lake Loop Trail.
- Take in all the natural wonders on the 5-mile Discovery Trail
- Trek to the moon with the 6-mile Luna Trail
- Explore the 0.5-mile undeveloped beachfront with the 2-mile Woodside Beach Road Walk
- Saunter around Darien Lake and reminisce about other outdoor activities from your youth, like fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. Head to one of the rock gardens to spot sea creatures and spot wildlife. You’ll be glad you did. (For greater comfort, we recommend bringing your own water bottle if you are doing the lifts.)
- Relax overnight in a cozy bed and breakfast at your choice of locations. We suggest working your way through Scheel’s Bay Camp, overlooking the crystal-clear water. The property delights with 19 fully furnished guest cots and private baths. You will be up and ready to enjoy the overnight trip in no time.
- Trek to the top of Mount Rainier for some panoramic views
2. How To Make The Most Of Your Time At The Park
Whether you’re at the park, the beach, or the city, there are many ways to make the most of your time. First, bring headphones so you can listen to music or an audio book. You can also bring a portable charger for your phone so you can stay connected to the internet. Gel water bottles are handy if sunscreen is missing or if you’re overhydrated.
3. Stay Hydrated And Well Fed When You’re At The Park
Staying hydrated and well fed is especially important when you’re spending the whole day at the park. Often times you’ll be at the park for longer than you think, so make sure you have enough food, water, and sunscreen. While only a lifeguard can give you personal safety instructions, here are a few ideas to keep you cool while at SeaWorld:
Drink at your vehicle’s top when riding, and only fill up to more than half of the maximum gallon if you’re wearing a bottle. Two options: Fill up a 16-oz. bottle with 16 ounces of water, then pour it into a Styrofoam cup and replace your top hat when it’s empty. Be careful when switching from one top hat to another when your top is full because it can reduce gas efficiency. Drinking is one of the best ways to stay safe and comfortable during your trip.
Tap into your team’s knowledge While you’re there, explore the likeliest sea-mission stops to eat and maybe take in some entertainment. While Sea World may have the largest collection of onboard interactive attractions that the parks near you do not, the Orlando parks do give guests the ability to explore more of the park as you tour, with interactive news stations, games, even tours of the exhibits through the parks or ringtones, so you can skip the rides altogether and enjoy a nice, relaxing walk with your family. For communal areas that connect different areas within the park make sure to add flags to the lawn chairs, and for the best views, make sure to hang your entire tent on the walls or hang it from the ceiling.