Location Tag: Restrooms

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 […]

Jacques Cartier State Park

This park has a large playground and a medium/large swim area and beach. There is an unusual terraced picnic area, which is very pretty.  We found the park to be fairly quiet even on a Saturday. http://www.stateparks.com/jacques_cartier.html http://parks.ny.gov/parks/114/details.aspx

Howard Park, Waddington

This is a town park with exceptional views of the St. Lawrence River, and is all around just a lovely area to spend the day.  There is a medium sand beach, a swimming area with clear blue water, and a playground.  One of the prettiest town parks that we visited. http://www.townofwaddington.com/recreationparks.html

Coles Creek State Park

This state park has a sand beach and a small swimming area.  The campsites surround the beach, which makes the area feel a little close and too crowded.  There are pretty views of the St. Lawrence River though, and you can see Canada across the water. http://www.nysparks.com/parks/72/details.aspx

Cranberry Lake Campground

This is a state park with a small swimming area and sand beach.  While the beach area itself isn’t exceptional, you do get stunning views of Cranberry Lake.  This area seems to be popular with kayakers and boaters. http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24460.html http://newyorkstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/cranberry-lake-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NY&parkId=706

Postwood Park

This is the town park for Hannawa Falls, which has a medium sized beach and swim area.  There is a small playground, and restrooms-though the restrooms are a little run down.  The beach area is nice though, and well maintained. http://northcountryguide.com/Living/Potsdam-NY We didn’t realize that there is also a second town beach close by called […]

Higley Flow State Park

This park has a small beach, with a mid-sized swimming area. There is a nice playground that even has a small climbing wall.  We didn’t find this park to be as scenic as some of the others, but it would be a great place for kids to enjoy. http://parks.ny.gov/parks/58/details.aspx  

Malone Memorial Recreation Park

This area is massive for a town park, and has facilities on both sides of the river.  The park is very clean and well maintained, and features a wooden fort playground, sports fields, peddle boats, and extensive picnic areas.  The swimming area is large, and has a diving platform.  Overall a very impressive local park, […]

Meacham Lake

This is a state park with a large amount of campsites, over 200.  There is a medium beach and swimming area, which could get very crowded given the number of campsites.   It is a pretty lake and has a very large grass lawn for picnics, and a playground.  There weren’t many people on the […]