Hamlin Beach State Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Only a handful of miles beyond greater Rochester, Hamlin Beach State Park can be described fairly as a magnet for summer vacationers on Lake Ontario. Between 1944 and 1946, however, an 8-acre area close to the southern entrance served as a POW camp for more than 400 captured German soldiers. The Friends of Hamlin Beach Park are currently working to develop at history trail through this section of the park. As for camping, six loops of tent and trailer sites are separated from the water by a park road with laundry facilities and a camp store near the middle. Twenty comfort stations are dispersed throughout the park. Pets (no more than two per site) are only allowed in the A, B, and C Loops (sites 1–137). Campers looking for some exercise can use the 10 miles of hiking and biking trails or follow the easier mile-long self-guided nature trail in the park’s Yanty Creek Marsh area. The boat launch area is also on the east side of Hamlin Beach, although canoes and kayaks can be put into the water right from the sandy shoreline."