Mexico Point State Park features short hiking trails as well as historical treasures such as Spy Island, the final resting place of American spy and Revolutionary War hero Silas Town, and Casey’s Cottage, a former carriage house that has been restored and is part of the New York State’s Haunted History Trail.
Part of the Eastern Lake Ontario Dune and Wetland System, Sandy Island Beach State Park has walkovers and viewing platforms to protect this delicate ecosystem. Shaded grassy sites on its upper plateau provide an opportunity for grilling and its white sandy beach is perfect for fun in the summer sun.
David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay is another beach where families can enjoy a playground, volleyball net, sporting courts and barbeque grills. Located on the north shore of Oneida Lake, this park offers the perfect opportunity to cool off with a swim and relax on its white sandy beach.
Selkirk Shores State Park offers a great opportunity to explore the great outdoors – from water and woodlands. Fish off the great concrete pier or relax on the beach on a warm summer day. The park’s trail system features numerous easy paths for a quick hike and ballfields are available for a fun-filled day of games and play.
There are also hundreds of smaller lakes, ponds and rivers in the county to cool off in summer, and many waterfront campgrounds offer beach or water access as well. Upstate NY beaches in Oswego County are the place to be for summer fun!