TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rainy days and lots of flooding put a damper on state park attendance this summer with both Robert H. Treman and Taughannock Falls in Ithaca seeing a decrease of more than 20 percent from 2012.
Finger Lakes Regional Director Fred Bonn said cold, rainy days and the closing of popular swimming areas due to flooding kept some visitors away. However, he also noted that 2012 was a banner year for park attendance and that overall attendance is up one percent from 2011.
Bonn does not expect the attendance to impact next year's budget.
The Tompkins County Visitor's Bureau reports the weather and closures may have slowed tourism growth a bit, but tourism is still up three percent in the area.