Located on Oneida Lake in New York, Verona Beach State Park is filled with thick forestation and a biodiverse wetland (in fact, it has one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in the region), great for providing a number of activities beyond just the beach. Open all year, it receives a little more than 200,000 guests annually.
The beach within the state park is almost a mile long and is supervised by lifeguards along the entire length. Amenities include a bathhouse, concessions, picnic shelters and a recreation building. Other activities beyond the beach include trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking (which both become ski and snowmobile trails in the winter); hunting with the appropriate license; camping at the nearly 50 camping sites; and fishing. The amenities have received updates as recently as 2013.
You may bring no more than two dogs with you and your dog must be on their leash at all times. A leash of six or fewer feet is required. Never leave your dog unattended and always pick up after them. Make sure you have proof of their rabies inoculation on hand. There are no additional pet fees required.
As always, ensure your pet is not a nuisance to other park visitors, swimmers, or campers. Keep your dog quiet when possible and a good distance away from others, unless permitted. Dogs are not allowed to be directly in the swimming areas or within park buildings.
If you do wish to allow your dog some off-leash time, there is a separate space across from and outside of the park where dogs may enjoy 1,000 acres without a leash, so long as they respond to vocal commands and will not chase wildlife.