Wellesley Island State Park


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Wellesley Island State Park


Location:Off Route 81 (Exit 51), 4 miles west of Alexandria Bay.
Facilities:Tent and trailer campsites (é), group camp, cabins, cottages, showers, picnic area (é), pavilion, food, hiking trails, bike trail, nature trail (é), beach, boat launches, boat rentals, marina with dockage, 9-hole golf course, nature center, store, butterfly house, playground, playfield.
Activities:Camping, hunting, boating, fishing, ice fishing, swimming, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, golf, recreation and nature programs.
Special Features:Park features varied habitats including wooded wetlands, 3 miles of shoreline, and granite outcrops. The Minna Anthony Common Nature Center is an outdoor education center offering year-round exhibits, workshops, and special events.
Address:44927 Cross Island Rd
Fineview, NY 13640

Phone:315-482-2722
Web: www.nysparks.com/parks/info.asp?parkId=164
Size: 2,636 acres.

See other parks in New York.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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A Watertown elementary school principal summed up the grant program's importance by stating, "The children at Ohio Elementary were very appreciative of being able to go to the various nearby parks: Sackets Harbor Battlefield, Wellesley Island State Park, Rock Island (Lighthouse) State Park, and the Pulaski Fish Hatchery." Apart from the grant program, "many do not get the chance to get out of the city where they live."
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