Found in upstate New York on the eastern side of Lake Ontario, Fair Haven Beach State Park has one of the most popular and well-kept public lakefronts in the state offering gorgeous shoreline bluffs, sandy grey beaches, and a forested hillside teaming with wildlife. If you are a fan of watersports, there is boat access to Lake Ontario just north of the park's main gates.
These concrete slips are free for public use, provided you have the required licenses before you hit the water. There is also Sterling Pond and Sterling Creek, both of which are open to canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats. If your dog enjoys the water, you can bring them along for a splash or two provided they stay on a leash throughout their stay.
Hiking is provided via three miles of mostly shoreline trails. These contain and an excellent set of views come sunrise or sunset and are almost entirely paved. During the winter months these paths are mostly populated by snowshoe enthusiasts, so make sure to keep a lookout while exploring the snow-covered shores. Your canine is welcome to join you, as long as you keep them on a leash throughout your visit.
No doggie stations exist, so come ready to pick up any debris that your dog could leave behind. Campers will be hard pressed to complain about Fair Haven Beach State Park, as there are myriad campgrounds and cabins available for rental. The three distinct campgrounds house a total of 46 electric sites and 138 non-electric ones, all of which come with water hookups as well.
A 30-unit cabin facility exists here as well, all of which come standard with modern amenities like a full kitchenette, bathroom, and air conditioning. If you would like to keep your canine with your for the night, make sure they are on a leash no longer than six feet. Public swimming is offered throughout the warmer months for an additional $3 fee for individuals three years or older.