Location Tag: Dog Friendly

Mexico Point State Park

Mexico Point is a unique state park, and definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.  It is a quirky park, with folksy wooden sculptures, and the ruins of an old manor.  There is a dog beach and a separate swimming beach.  The beach and swimming area are very small and there was an […]

Wellesley Island State Park

This park is on an island in between the United States and Canada, but belongs to the United States. You have to go over a HUGE bridge to get here, which is kind of fun.  There is another state park on the island, but that one doesn’t have an official swimming beach. This is one […]

Long Point State Park, Thousand Islands

**This is not the only “Long Point” state park in New York** This is an unusual state park, and there is no official beach, but everyone just swims off their tent sites-which isn’t usually allowed. Some sites look a little mucky, but for the most part it seems like a nice place for swimming. It is […]

Grass Point State Park

The park has a very small beach, and a small swimming area.  We didn’t find this location very inspiring, but it does have a pretty view of some islands, and a nice playground. http://nysparks.com/parks/139/details.aspx

Cedar Point State Park

This location has emerald water and a pretty peninsula for sitting, but the beach is small and the swimming area is medium sized.  The marina is right next to the beach, and there is very little unoccupied space on the weekend.  The campsites were very crowded, and there isn’t much parking for the day use […]

Beach Road

This is a popular swimming spot on Lake Ontario, where Route 57 and Beach Road divide.  The beach is just down the shore from the public boat launch, and you’ll see a narrow beach that runs alongside the road.  We parked on the road side, and from there it is probably ten steps to get […]

Bastion Falls

Our GPS reading is from the parking lot, which is large and has some information placards about the area.  The GPS for the base of the falls is +42 11.486, -74 04.226. This is a very popular spot and you will have trouble parking on nice days and definitely on weekends.  From the parking area […]

Robert Moses Thousand Island State Park, St. Lawrence State Park

This park is a little confusing, but it isn’t hard to find your way.  According to the map the swimming beach is actually located in St. Lawrence State Park, but it seems to be run by the nearby Robert Moses Thousand Island State Park.   There is also another park in New York called Robert […]

Lisbon Beach and Campground

This is a town run beach and campground on Marty Ryan Way off of Route 37.  The RV park detracts from the area a little bit, but it is separate and a little ways back from the beach.   Overall the beach area is very nice, and has great views.  The swimming area is medium […]

Kring Point State Park

This is a very scenic area for camping.  It is on a peninsula, with large rock outcroppings sloping into the water, and wonderful views. The beach is a little small though, and the swimming area is medium sized and shallow.  However, it did look like a lot of people were swimming and using floats off […]