Acquired by New York State in 1962, Golden Hill State Park has a rich history of maritime culture and pre-European cultures on display for guests. Offering everything from watersports to free summertime events, Golden Hill State Park is a booming tourist attraction throughout the summertime. If you're looking for something historical to explore, look no further than the Thirty Mile Lighthouse.
Before being shut down by the United States Coast Guard in 1958, it housed lightkeepers and their families as they worked the tower every evening. It's been a part of the park's offerings since its inception and regularly offers tours as well as being available for rental. Canines are unfortunately unable to enter any of these historic structures. Camping is done here in several different ways.
For the most barebones of travelers, there are 117 traditional tent sites that can be reserved up to three months in advance. These sites all feature a fire pit and water hookups and are situated next two one of several public bathroom facilities. If you are more of a glamper, Golden Hill State Park offers the ability to stay in the historical Lighthouse Cottage.
Only offered as a long-term vacation rental, this cottage provides full modern amenities and a portside view of Lake Ontario that shouldn't be missed. Canines are allowed on these premises with an additional deposit before rental. Hiking can be done on a total of three miles of paved trails. These trails are rather laid back and are aimed mainly at individuals looking to do some birdwatching or nature spotting.
During the winter months, these paths are opened up to both snowmobilers and snowshoers. Make sure if you decide to come in the midst of the snowy season, you keep an eye out for any posted signed regarding trail status. Canines are welcome to hike with their owners year round, provided they stay on a leash no longer than six feet in length. Guests should make sure to bring bags for any cleanup, as no doggie refuse stations exist here.