Hamlin Beach State Park has 7 miles of beautiful biking and walking trails, including a mile-long self-guided tour of a camp used first by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) young men 1935-1941 and then by German prisoners of war 1944-1946. Thank you to Hamlin Selection for sharing an updated map that includes the camp at 968 Marsh Road, Yanty Marsh Boardwalk, and other features that older brochures are missing.
Hamlin Beach has plenty of shaded picnic areas perfect for reading a book with your toes in the sand. There are lifeguards on duty during in designated swimming areas. Each area of the park has it’s own amenities.
Green space, unguarded beach, car-top boat launch and wetlands, no concessions
Yanty Marsh is a great lakeshore wetland that provides habitat for various marsh-nesting birds, amphibians and turtles. The observation platform is a great place for wildlife watching. For a closer look, paddle into the marsh from one of the boat launches on the lake.
Pond, swimming beach, playground, bathhouse, concessions, 3 shelters
Swimming beach, 2 shelters, concessions
Green space, unguarded beach, paved walking paths
The hiking trail along the West Bluff to the Devil’s Nose is closed due to erosion.
More information about Hamlin Beach State Park
- Cost: in season, vehicle entrance fee; off season, free
- Located on Lake Ontario, roughly 35 minutes / 30 miles from Rochester (get directions)
- More information: nysparks.com
- More NYS Parks within a 2-hour drive of Rochester, NY