Westcott Beach Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Directly on Lake Ontario, Westcott Beach State Park is a large campground with lots of activities for families and individuals. Sites are organized into two main groups, with the majority on the lakeshore, near the amenities. Up on the bluff, an additional thirty-seven sites with electric hookups encircle a basketball court, a playground, and one of the park’s five shower houses. A sandy beach on the lake attracts sunbathers and swimmers, while black bass entice anglers to cast their lines into the waters of the smallest of the Great Lakes. At 1.4 miles, the Plateau Trail in the southeast corner of the park is an easy, short hike with views of Henderson Bay to the west and the rolling hills of Jefferson County to the east. Another unnamed trail wriggles between the plateau and Route 3. Immediately to the north in Sackets Harbor, a number of small museums including the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site and the Seaway Trail Discovery Center offer indoor activities in the event of a rainy afternoon or unseasonably cold temperatures."