Canoe-Picnic Point

Grindstone Island, New York

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Another spot that’s only reachable by boat, Canoe-Picnic Point State Park on Grindstone Island can be accessed from either the Wellesley Island State Park Marina or the Grass Point Marina. At 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, Grindstone is the fourth largest island in the region and once supported Algonquin and Iroquois villages before European farmers cleared the land for dairy cattle in the eighteenth century. The wooded nature of the campground means almost every site has full shade. Sites 11–15 and 21–24 have views of the St. Lawrence River. One of the two comfort stations has showers. Farther from the docks on the eastern shore, five two-room cabins can also be rented at a higher rate. To explore part of the park by foot, follow the Grindstone Island Nature Trail from the kiosk to the gazebo on Picnic Point. Note: It’s wise to call ahead before planning an overnight stay at Canoe-Picnic Point; this remote campground has been closed in the past due to budgetary constraints.

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"Another spot that’s only reachable by boat, Canoe-Picnic Point State Park on Grindstone Island can be accessed from either the Wellesley Island State Park Marina or the Grass Point Marina. At 7 miles long and 3 miles wide, Grindstone is the fourth largest island in the region and once supported Algonquin and Iroquois villages before European farmers cleared the land for dairy cattle in the eighteenth century. The wooded nature of the campground means almost every site has full shade. Sites 11–15 and 21–24 have views of the St. Lawrence River. One of the two comfort stations has showers. Farther from the docks on the eastern shore, five two-room cabins can also be rented at a higher rate. To explore part of the park by foot, follow the Grindstone Island Nature Trail from the kiosk to the gazebo on Picnic Point. Note: It’s wise to call ahead before planning an overnight stay at Canoe-Picnic Point; this remote campground has been closed in the past due to budgetary constraints."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Grindstone Island
Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day
Local Contacts: Canoe Point and Picnic Point State Park

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Jun 2018