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Chimney Bluffs State Park

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7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590-9386
+1 315-594-6770
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Beautiful.

We enjoyed the amazing landscapes. I do wish I had known that one side of the park is above the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Krista S
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Great view of Ontario even without venturing by the Bluff trail

Its an amazing experience walking along the pebbled shore on a sunny day! We went there late in the... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Yashashree K
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
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“lake ontario” (34 reviews)
“chimney bluffs” (28 reviews)
“main entrance” (13 reviews)
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7700 Garner Rd, Wolcott, NY 14590-9386
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+1 315-594-6770
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"lake ontario"
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"chimney bluffs"
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"main entrance"
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"picnic area"
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"tree roots"
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"dramatic scenery"
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"large trees"
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"forces of nature"
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"interesting geology"
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"narrow path"
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"leisurely walk"
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"trail takes"
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"public bathrooms"
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"water fountain"
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"nice hike"
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"awesome views"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the amazing landscapes. I do wish I had known that one side of the park is above the bluffs and a long hike(esp if Bluff trail is closed!), the other side of the park is by the water and free parking! I enjoyed...More

Thank Krista S
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Its an amazing experience walking along the pebbled shore on a sunny day! We went there late in the day .. it was fun walking along the drumlin trail (there were patches of mud slush along so you might want to keep your fav shoes...More

Thank Yashashree K
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Took a trip on a Sunny Spring afternoon to this scenic park curious about the strange forms called bluffs. The Bluffs Trail is closed. Plenty of people ignored the sign and climbed the fence and off they went. I could see them later bellow the...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2018

The trails to the Buffs are a muddy mess for days after it rains, it's not so bad when the ground is flat and woodchips help you from sinking in too much, but Dublin trail is an uphill muddy mess without woodchips for traction. With...More

Thank TechGromit
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a unique area on the Lake Ontario shoreline where you have fantasitc views of the lake and a nice bunch of hiking trails. There i also a nice spot overlooking the lake for a picnic if you don't want to walk but it...More

Thank FireBob53
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

It is a relatively easy hike, but since the is constant errosion pay attention. The dunes look like the moon. There are two ways to enter. One you pay to park, the other is free...

Thank Lorroth1
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The bluffs are pretty unique and the trails and well marked an usually relatively easy. There is a $5 NYS Park fee paid at a meter by cash or card April 1 thru some time in October (2018). The trails are generally easy but can...More

Thank Trish E
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

A beautiful spring day in February had us thinking (but knowing better) winter had truly come to an end, so we decided on a adventure out to see the bluffs by the lake. The local weatherman had predicted overcast with rain, but the sun came...More

Thank pseverski
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

We hadn't planned a visit to jChimney Bluffs but Watkins Glen was dry so we changed our plans. So very glad that we did. I felt at times like I was on another planet! This place is magical! You can park at the bottom, right...More

Thank ghackett3
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Reviewed October 16, 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
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Joanne L
May 25, 2018|
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Response from pseverski | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can bring dogs on leashes, but I'm pretty sure my husband read that Chimney Bluff is closed due to potential erosion issues. I hope they are able to stop the advancing damage.
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Janice S
August 19, 2017|
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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.
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bigbirdluv
July 7, 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
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