Chimney Bluffs State Park

Visit this nearly 600-acre park in Wolcott, New York, to see 150-foot-tall spires that rise along the lakeshore.  

Chimney Bluffs State Park in Wolcott, New York (photo courtesy of New York State Parks)

Earthen spires carved by wind tower as high as 150 feet along the Lake Ontario shoreline at this New York State Park named after its most remarkable feature. The 597-acre park is in the Finger Lakes Region of the state, and the best way to take in its natural beauty is by hiking the five scenic trails that range in length from just under a quarter mile to nearly 1.3 miles. The longest is the Bluff Trail, which stretches east from the parking lot up along the lakeshore formations, leading hikers to spots for great scenic views. The second-longest trail, the 1-mile East-West Trail crosses a portion of the interior of the park away from the shore, while the Garner Point Trail passes north to south through woodlands. 7700 Garner Rd., Wolcott, New York 14590, 315/947-5205,