Visit Oswego County

Summer in Oswego County

Make Oswego County your home away from home this Summer! Whether you’re taking a day trip or weekend away, or staying a week or all season long, we offer plenty of opportunities to live and play like a local.


Outdoor Adventures



Salmon River Falls, Orwell NY

We offer something for everyone! Get on the water with your canoe or kayak, or rent one while you’re here. Prefer to stay on solid ground? We have plenty of trails throughout the county to hike or bike. Our Interactive Trail Map will help you reach some of our most beautiful scenic spots, like the Salmon River Falls Unique Area.


World Class Fishing



Charter fishing on Lake Ontario aboard Top Gun

Known as the “Fishing Capital of the Northeast,” our waters have yielded 11 world and state record catches. Our lakes, rivers and streams attract anglers from around the world hoping to reel in the next record catch. Our expansive roster of lake charter captains and river guides provides a hands-on educational fishing adventure for novice to experienced anglers.


A day at the Beach(es)



Sandy Island Beach State Park, NY

Oswego County has three New York State Parks and one community park with public beaches. Enjoy the feeling of the sand between your toes at the beautiful Sandy Island Beach State Park. Mexico Point State Park and Selkirk Shores State Park provide areas for to swim and explore. David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay is a true jewel of the North Shore. A recreation area offering plenty of room, fresh air, a beach with lifeguards, two pavilions with electricity, bathhouse, picnic tables, barbecue grills, recreational and sport facilities.


Explore the North Shore of Oneida Lake 



Oneida Lake, NY

Originally settled by native North Americans thousands of years ago, the French explorer Samuel de Champlain was the first European to visit Oneida Lake in 1615. Settlers were drawn to shore by the plentiful supply of fish, natural waterways, and abundant forests. The lakeside communities reflect the region’s colorful history, small town charm and beautiful vistas.


Outdoor Dining with a View



Rainbow Shores, Pulaski NY

There is no place better for summer dining than Oswego County. Enjoy a delicious meal and take in one of our gorgeous sunsets. We have a wide variety of dining options with views of Lake Ontario, Oneida Lake, the Oswego River or the Salmon River.