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Mexico Point State Park
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-8216 Website:

Biographical Info

Beach is open for swimming, weather permitting, mid-June through Labor Day. Free admission. Special programs throughout season.

Our Park – 120 acres of park land provides the public with access to serene picnic areas, nature trails, swimming, and cultural experiences. Our facilities are available for reservations for your special event.

Beach – Sandy beach, gradual slope in water, lifeguards and is near bathhouse.

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Sunset at Mexico Point State Park Photo by Stu Gallagher

Bathhouse – Handicapped accessible with changing rooms, sink and flush toilets for men and women.

Casey’s Cottage – A unique setting for a small wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or business meeting.

Nature Trails – 1/4 mile trail to historic Spy Island and Roop’s Loop, a 3/4 mile self -interpretive nature trail.

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Sandy Island Beach State Park
Other 3387 Co. Rte. 15 Sandy Pond NY Work Phone: 315-387-2657 Website: Sandy Island Beach State Park

Biographical Info

Sandy Pond Beach Unique Area is a 76-acre New York State conservation area located within the eastern Lake Ontario dunes. It lies at the north end of a spit of land dividing North Sandy Pond from Lake Ontario, and is about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sandy Island Beach State Park. There is no road access to the area, which can be most easily reached by boat. For this reason, local residents have long referred to the beach as “Boaters’ Beach”.

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Sunset at Sandy Pond by Stu Gallagher

There is a bird sanctuary on the northern-most tip of this area that hosts large numbers of shorebirds during migration; the Unique Area is part of the Eastern Lake Ontario Marshes Bird Conservation Area that also includes Deer Creek Marsh, Lakeview, and Black Pond Wildlife Management Areas. Visitors and pets are not allowed in the bird sanctuary.

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Selkirk Shores State Park
Other 7101 NYS-3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-5737 Website:

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In addition to spectacular sunsets over one of the Great Lakes, visitors to Selkirk Shores State Park can expect outstanding fishing and popular hiking and biking trails that lead to a lush mix of meadows and woodlands.

Take full advantage of the views! Bring your binoculars – the park is directly in the migration route for a wide variety of bird species. Or, pitch a tent and stay awhile. Campsites are available directly overlooking a bluff on Lake Ontario.

Open mid May-Oct.; 148 sites; 87 with electricity; dumping station; playground; store; showers; restrooms. Boat launch, pets allowed, cabin rentals, fishing.

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Taft Bay – David C. Webb Memorial Park
Other Taft Bay Park NYS-49 Bernhards Bay NY 13028 Work Phone: 315-623-9206 Website:

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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.

The park offers:

  • Two pavilions with electric outlets.
    • The pavilions may be reserved by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 315-623-9206 Monday -Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • A bathhouse
  • Beach with lifeguards
  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue grills
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball net
  • Softball diamond

No pets are allowed at Taft Bay Park.

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