Robert Moses State Park Thousand Islands is truly a unique slice of nature. This 2,322 acre park stretches across part of New York’s mainland as well as Barnhart Island. Located in the gorgeous Thousand Island region, this state park is situated in the St. Lawrence River just south of the Canadian border. Your four legged friend will absolutely love exploring this natural space.
The park is accessed by going through a tunnel under Eisenhower
Lock. Not only is it a great spot to enjoy Mother Nature, the park is also jam
packed with pawsome amenities. Two legged visitors flock to this park for swimming
and relaxing on the beach. Tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts are also
pupular. There’s a marina and boat launch for those who want to venture out on
the water and a playground for the little ones.
Since canine visitors are not allowed in the swimming or picnic
areas, it’s a good thing this park has some beautiful trails that wind through
forests, open fields, and wetlands. The Mohawk Trail and Scotch Pines Trail are
both under a mile, so combine the two for a nice easy walk with your pooch. Stroll
along the River Trail so your pup can enjoy views of Robinson Bay. Ski Trail is
another great option. It connects with some of the other trails to form a loop.
Your dog won’t be the only critter in these parts. While hiking, keep your eyes
open for deer, woodchucks, raccoons, and beavers.
Your pup will love this place so much that they’ll want to stay
an extra day, so bring some sleeping bags and grab a spot in the campground. RV
and tent sites are available. Restrooms are located throughout the park. Be
sure to carry plenty of water and clean up bags while exploring the trails. No
bones about it, this park will make your dog one happy hound!