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Chimney Bluffs State Park

7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590-9386
+1 315-594-6770
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Excellent easy hike!

Excellent, easy hike up to the Chimney Bluffs, beautiful view over Lake Ontario. Good signage for... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
San Diego
Great hike!

We did the bluffs trail and it was a nice hike. I am afraid of heights and clumsy so I stayed on... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
Ernest, Pennsylvania
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7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590-9386
+1 315-594-6770
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Excellent, easy hike up to the Chimney Bluffs, beautiful view over Lake Ontario. Good signage for the different trails. Clean rest rooms at the front of the park. Be Careful on the bluffs though, some of the trails are right on the edge. Well maintained...More

Thank sandiegoheidi
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We did the bluffs trail and it was a nice hike. I am afraid of heights and clumsy so I stayed on the inner trail but the sites were beautiful. The trail is really a hike in the woods with tree roots, rocks, and downed...More

Thank stacie914
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Unfortunately the level of Lake Ontario does not allow walking along the shore. But if you have time, it is absolutely amazing.

1  Thank Parnelli5723
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is an ever changing landscape. It would be pretty hard to make walkways etc. without that money falling over the cliff. The person who commented about the pay versus free parking. They are both paid lots. Give the $5 for use of both lots,...More

1  Thank travelzoom2016
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Hiking with kids 11 and 7, used main entrance with bathrooms and picnic areas, hike is longer from this entrance but fun, narrow path uphill with great views. 10 min slow walk to bluffs, you can also take short hike on second entrance a mile...More

1  Thank Piragua
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Lynn and I and friends did a hike recently in Chimney Bluffs State Park to see the hoodoo-like formations along the eastern point of the Park. This was a 3 mile hike for us which began along the eastern dirt cliffs of the park and...More

2  Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This park is on the southern shore of Lake Ontario about an hour south of Oswego. There is a pebble beach and several trails. The one I went on, and I'm guessing, the one with the most dramatic scenery, is the Bluffs trail. The bluffs...More

1  Thank MeemaJED
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We read about this place on TripAdvisor and thought we would visit. We had to drive about an hour and a half to get there, but it was definitely worth it. The views of Lake Ontario are beautiful. We parked at the main entrance where...More

Thank rgilpin99
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Locals highly recommended visiting Chimney Bluffs while visiting Sodus Bay. We had seen pictures and were excited to visit the park. Unfortunately our trip to the park was on a rainy day and the trails were completely soaked with water and mud! We were not...More

1  Thank Gators89
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Chimney bluffs offers stunning views which are ever changing with the weather. Moderate hike with access to pebble beach.

Thank Greg W
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Janice S
20 August 2017|
Response from Joe H | Reviewed this property |
No. I saw people prepared with swimming gear and maybe they went into the water, but this is not intended. No beach or lifeguard.
7 July 2017|
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Response from Joe H | Reviewed this property |
We recently visited Chimney Bluffs State Park and except for the trails being somewhat muddy, we did not run into any issues with flooding. However, I am aware that some places on the shore of Lake Ontario are still having... More
28 May 2017|
Response from Sharon W | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a dog when we were visiting, but we did see others with their dogs while at Chimney Bluffs. I think I remember seeing a dog waste pick up pole with little trash bags when we visited. Definitely worth the... More