Chimney Bluffs State Park offers stunning views of Lake Ontario! Enjoy a walk under the tree canopy, or a hike along the bluffs edge.

 7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590
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The Park

There are two parking areas that access Chimney Bluffs State Park, The Garner Road parking area is the main entrance. It has a large parking area, restrooms, and a paved path leading to the picnic area, and stunning views of Lake Ontario. It’s a common place to walk dogs, enjoy lunch, or watch a sunset. East-West Trail, Garner Point Trail, and Bluff Trail can be accessed here. There is $5 fee to park here daily.

At other end of the park, East Bay Road comes to a dead end at a parking area right on the lake shore. There are restrooms here. This parking area offers access to the lakeshore. Swimming is prohibited!

The Hiking

Chimney Bluffs State Park is home to many trials with a variety of difficulty. The most family friendly trail starts off from the main parking area and winds through the park, and under a canopy of trees into the woods. This is the Meadow Trail. This paved stroller friendly and handicapped accessible trail is only .21 miles in length, but connects to the the East-west Trail and Bluff Trail. Bluff Trail begins along the right hand of the fence. You will see stunning views from the ledge of the cliffs, on this 1.75 mile hike. The majority of this is stroller friendly with a few bridges throughout the woods. This trail leads you to the East Bay Road entrance. If you start at that entrance you will start at a steep hill climb that might not be appropriate for inexperienced hikers or small children, though the views are stunning. Use caution as it runs along the edge of the Bluffs.

Note: Be sure to take caution near the edge of the bluffs as the ground is unstable. You will see tons of warning signs along the paths. The view of Lake Ontario is beautiful, without having to get up to the edge.

Though it is a bit of a drive to get there, it’s worth your time to see the views while you can! If you enjoy some beautiful terrain this is a trail for you.

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