A well-preserved natural area for numerous varieties of wildlife and plants, Wilson-Tuscarora State Park encompasses 476.5 acres of open meadows, mature woods, and marshland. Divided from Lake Ontario by a strip of land that is called “The Island,” Tuscarora Bay has a boat launch, as well as emergency storm shelter docks.
The four-mile nature trail is popular for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Wilson-Tuscarora State Park is famous for its excellent fishing with its varieties of game fish and panfish. Picnickers will also be treated to a scenic view of the lake while children can have the time of their life in the playground.
The pet-friendly park welcomes household pets that are caged or leashed not more than six feet. However, pets are not allowed on improved walkways, in buildings, and boardwalks. Pet parents must bring their dog scooper bags because are there none available at the park. There is plenty of room for canines of all sizes to get plenty of exercise and socialize with others.
The sunsets are spectacular in this neck of the woods because of the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario, so bring your camera to take amazing pictures. The restrooms are open all throughout the year, and they are spotless, so using them won’t be a problem. There is a beach at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, but it is mostly rocky albeit still tolerable.
Lifeguards, however, can do a much better job of ensuring that the children do not throw rocks in the swimming area. The hiking trails, where you can take Spike, feature a field discovery trail, a couple of connector trails, an interpretive trail, and a main hiking loop trail which has almost four miles of trails to explore. The state park is the perfect place to go to for a weekend. With its natural beauty, you won’t be thinking about work at all.