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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Delphi Falls County Park has soft opening

Delphi Falls - Courtesy: Madison County

Madison County’s newest park, Delphi Falls County Park, is open and has already hosted its first wedding.  Allie Drexler, of Delphi Falls, and Travis Drexler, of Fabius, tied the knot on August 8, 2018 at the base of the lower falls.

Allie and Travis Drexler tie the knot - Courtesy: Madison County“I visited the falls once when I was 3-years-old.  It was really special that we were able to get married in a town where my family has lived for generations and at such a beautiful location,” said Allie. 

The picturesque lower falls was the perfect backdrop as the two said their vows.  “When Allie approached us about wanting to share her special day at our newest park, we just couldn’t say no,” said Mark Scimone, Madison County Administrator.  “This is just the first of what we hope to be many more weddings here at the falls.”

Allie and Travis have had an exciting journey.  You may remember they are also the corn maze engagement couple.  Travis proposed to Allie back in July by mowing his family’s corn maze to read “Allie, will you marry me?”.  Of course Allie said yes.

Together they decided to have a small private wedding ceremony at a location that means so much to them. “It was special to get married in Allie’s hometown, especially since it meant so much to her,” said Travis. “We are grateful to the county for making it happen.”Delphi Falls - Courtesy: Madison County

Madison County opened Delphi Falls to the public on August 26 and plan on having a grand opening in the fall. The 60-acre property containing a two-tiered falls was purchased for $150,000 in January from Harold Jones, a retired Syracuse University professor.  Jones purchased the property for significantly more, but sold it to Madison County because he wanted to give back to the community. 

Since the purchase, crews have been working hard to get the Falls ready for the public to enjoy.  That includes handicap parking near the main house, a parking lot, overflow parking, and an ADA trail that leads right to the base of the lower falls. 

Madison County is working on a plan for Delphi Falls County Park. “Madison County intends to take a few years to fully develop the park into a wonderful destination that offers a multitude of different experiences for visitors,” said Scott Ingmire, Director of Madison County Planning Department. “Currently we are in the planning process, but we wanted to open the park for all to experience its wonder.” 

Delphi Falls County Park is located at 2006 Cardner Rd, New Woodstock, NY.  

Check out the view from above taken by the Syracuse Post Standard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=wMIvQj_laQE

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