Thousand Islands, NY

Robert G. Wehle State Park

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Located in Henderson, NY, the former estate of Robert Wehle is now a 1,000-acre state park, consisting of 3+ miles of Lake Ontario shoreline and 10 miles of trails. The trails are a combination of waterfront, woods, and open fields, wide and well maintained, suitable for all abilities. Our thanks to Aurélie Vilmer for this route suggestion!

One of the best ways to get a sense of the park is along the nearly 5-mile Snakefoot Trail. There are great views of Lake Ontario, along the cliffs. The grass trail is wide and well-maintained. Start at the parking lot at Henderson Shores Nature Preserve on Lighthouse Rd. and run 1 mile to the water. Head north along a waterfront path for 1 mile, and then loop back along some of the estate’s grounds and trails. There are restrooms 1.5 miles into the trail.

Essentials
  • 4.7 miles (7.6 km) loop
  • 89 feet
  • Henderson Shores Nature Preserve on Lighthouse Rd., or in park