Green Lakes State Park is a 1,940-acre piece of land with a whole slew of options for both recreation and relaxation. If you are a golf fan, this is the place for you. Green Lakes State Park hosts the Green Lakes State Park Golf Course. Famed course designer Robert Trent Jones designed this 18-hole course as a dual-use park.
The course hosts golf in the warmer months, but was also intended to be a beautiful snowshoeing spot in the winter! Rental clubs and snowshoes are available during their respective periods for a nominal fee. For safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the course grounds throughout the year.
Hiking is another popular past time here with over 15 miles of trails that weave throughout the varied natural landscape. Because of a grant given by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation in 2001, an all-terrain motorized wheelchair is now available for free public use. The chair is available on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to show up early if you would like to take it for a spin.
During the winter months, these trails become very popular for cross-country skiing, although keep in mind that no rental options exist for this sport. Canines are allowed on these trails year round, provided they're kept on a leash and cleaned up after.
The main secondary attraction in Green Lakes State Park are the two beautiful, glacial lakes that exist inside of the forested regions of the park. Round Lake is the larger of the two, although Green Lake hosts almost as many visitors yearly thanks to its two boating docks.
Because these lakes are "meromictic" they tend to stay relatively still, which makes these waters a hotspot for fossil hunters. Dogs are allowed on the shores and in the waters themselves but are prohibited from all public swimming areas.