John Dillon Park

John Dillon Park, Long Lake: Address, Phone Number, John Dillon Park Reviews: 4.5/5

John Dillon Park
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Kelly L
1 contribution
An Angel Among Us
Jul 2020 • Business
Favorite part is Mr. John Dillon and his mission. I am still in awe after 15 or so years from my 1st visit. The area is well maintained and cared for. A true gem in every sense. I strongly suggest visiting. It's worth any drive.
Written June 15, 2021
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Mary Jane
1 contribution
Beautiful camp and lake.
Feb 2021 • Solo
Visited several days with my dog in 2018 and again in 2019. The staff checks firewood, food storage, garbage ,and outhouses daily. Very safe environment.
The bugs sent me home after three days.
Written February 13, 2021
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802TD
Middlebury, VT52 contributions
Stayed for one night
Aug 2019
Very nice park, and I have to say it is AWESOME that it is all handicap accessible - Kudo's to them!! Very nice trails, nice water views, nice leantos. I personally would not like the leantos that are paired in twos -- they have 15' apart -- they are too close, I would feel bad about even laughing about something for fear of bothering the neighbors. Enjoyable visit, although the draft of the vent pipe on the outhouse was a little overbearing at times.
Written August 10, 2019
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airtransporter
Stamford, CT17 contributions
Up the Rocky Road
Jul 2019
This is a recreational property owned by the International Paper Company and is located off the main highway nit far from the hamlet of Long Lake. It appears the park is a work in progress. Once at the visitor center the employees are very congenial and professional, and the trails and boat ramps are professionally built and quite new. The main problem is getting from the highway to the visitor center. The road is not improved and is very rocky with ruts and holes. Unless the visitor has an off road vehicle or truck,with strong springs and chassis do not attempt the 2 mile drive to the park. I used a rented Ford escape and came close to ripping my undercarriage out. I was told at the information center that International Paper is aware the access road needs to be improved but as of my visit in mid July 2019, I felt like I was driving on up the rocky road.
Written August 7, 2019
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SugarSnap68
Saranac Lake, NY23 contributions
Hidden Gem
Jun 2019 • Couples
Had a relaxing little hike with friends today, at this hidden gem between Tupper Lake and Long Lake.
John Dillon Park is a fully accessible wilderness area that is ideal for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. The trails are beautifully maintained and serene.
There are 9 lean-to sites, which are also handicap accessible and can be reserved free of charge.
Grampus Lake, located very close to the Welcome Center is beautiful and offers a dock and fishing platform.
I encourage a visit if you are in the area. I’m glad I finally checked it out.
Written June 23, 2019
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Loretto H
19 contributions
Lovely easy walk
Sep 2017 • Family
After about a 2 mile drive in and a stop at the office, you can amble with kidlets or older folks on several trails. There are lots of small critters and plenty of pretty flora to enjoy. Bring a picnic!
Written July 20, 2018
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crawfordjoy
Bethlehem, PA8 contributions
Excellent walking trail.
Jun 2017 • Couples
A great place to explore if you are near Long Lake. So much to see and enjoy. Camping sites, nature, woods walking, a lake to see and all handicap accessible..Very friendly!
Written August 29, 2017
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Joan P
Long Lake, NY3 contributions
Terrific Hiking/Fishing/Boating/Camping Spot
Aug 2017 • Couples
I have been wanting to visit the John Dillon Park for a year, but I waited too long last year and missed the date for the close of the season. It was well worth the wait! I wanted a place to walk that would be safe, not too physically challenging but would showcase some of the beautiful scenery of the area. The John DIllon Park met all of these qualifications in an outstanding manner. The trails are well marked and very well maintained. There are shorter and longer hikes making the experience very flexible. The views are outstanding. My favorite was the fishing dock. We walked past some of the lean to camping shelters and I was very impressed! Most of the campsites had two shelters with a fire pit, cooking grate and firewood, picnic table, composting toilet area and water. I did not have a chance to check these out, but there are also boating opportunities! I should probably have started with this, but one of the most welcoming aspect of the park was the Welcoming Center! It was staffed, I believe, by a student from Paul Smiths College. He was extremely pleasant and helpful and set a relaxed tone for our visit. He assured me that our dog was welcome and pointed out a water bowl! The Center had a good variety of reference materials, including maps, and emergency information. Needless to say, indoor plumbing was also reassuring!

We wound up staying for only about an hour, but this is a site that could easily provide an all-day event or an overnight experience. This is the second Paul Smiths attraction that we have visited and I have been completely impressed by them both!
Written August 22, 2017
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debr831
Brooklyn, New York37 contributions
Hidden Beauty
Aug 2017 • Couples
Aside from the long, bumpy ride up to the Welcome Center, this place has trails that will take you on a beautiful adventure. Easily walk through the woods and make stops by he lake to look for fish and keep an eye and ear out for birds, loons, osprey, & other signs of wildlife. On the day and time of this year's visit, there was very little foot traffic so it made for a delightfully serene experience. Bring your binoculars and enjoy a walk in the ADK's that isn't strenuous and will allow you to take a nature hike at your own pace to explore the beauty of your surroundings.
Written August 9, 2017
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amenma50
Buffalo, NY50 contributions
It's a gem!
Nov 2016 • Family
This place is a gem for those needing wheelchair AND / OR stroller access. The drive into John Dillon Park is long and bumpy dirt road, but worth it. This free park is a gem for those with small children (donations accepted). Easy walking paths around a lake, that are all stroller friendly too!! Lots of places to stop for snacks or picnic lunch. Plenty of outhouses.
Written November 4, 2016
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