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“Really neat to visit!”

Chimney Bluffs State Park
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Wolcott
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We found this state park while on a trip along the Seaway Trail. We first visited the actual park site and walked along the paved trail to the lake edge to view the Bluffs from a distance. We then traveled to the East Bay road to get to the beach access to the actual Bluffs. We had great fun walking beneath the Bluffs along the shoreline looking for neat rocks and other beach treasures. The formations of the Bluffs are really neat and a definite place to visit. Clean bathrooms on site at the actual park site along with great picnic tables.

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a great time at Chimney Bluff State Park.
The hike from the parking to the end of the trail and back will take you about 1 hour - 1 hour 15 min. From the parking, follow the path toward the lake and when you get to the lake, enter the wood at your right. The trail goes from wood to the cliff, back in the wood and back again to the cliff edge. The trail is relatively flat and easy, we did it wearing sandals.
All along the trail, it is great for photo opps of the the eroded cliffs.
We tought we had to pay a fee but actually didn't: no park ranger, no booth for self-payment.
Dogs are allowed on leash.
Finally, Chimney Bluff is a great park to spend a couple hours.

2  Thank Ben0844
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

It is quite a beautiful sight! More people need to explore what is in our own backyard! Nice quiet walk; it was over 90 degrees today but a great cool walk. Everyone we saw was very respectful and appreciative of what we were able to see. Even the bathroom was very clean- unexpected after other state parks. Great free thing to do with the family!

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

This place is spectacular. I have never seen land formation like this. I grew up about an hour and a half away and I had never visited the park. I happened to be visiting on a beautiful clear day and loved it. I recommend this park to families, couples, and anyone who appreciates impressive landscapes. The views are beautiful and Lake Ontario is a great body of water to explore. The trails in the park are easy and the park is free!

1  Thank Krissy G
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Walking the trail atop these towering clay cliffs is a unique experience. We parked in the lot at the E. Bay Road entrance which enabled us to walk the pebbled beach and collect some of the colorful rocks before beginning our hike along the Bluff Trail. The trail, at this end, begins with a difficult and steep climb which we found challenging and portions of the trail are extremely close to the edge of the bluffs. We suggest wearing sturdy shoes as there are exposed roots, stones, forested and wet, muddy areas. The view of the unique formations is worth the hike, however, and we spent several enjoyable housrs there.

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