Robert G. Wehle State Park, Henderson

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#164 of 296 in Nature in New York State
Robert G. Wehle State Park is a 1067acre state park on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario in the town of Henderson in Jefferson County, New York, United States.
Between 1895 and 1947, the property was used by the United States Armed Forces as a training grounds, and was known as the Stony Point Rifle Range. Remnants of the site's military history are still visible at the park today.
The property was purchased in 1947 by Rochester car dealer Thomas Nagle and Genesee Brewing Company owner Louis A. Wehle for use as a Hereford cattle ranch. Louis Wehle's son, Robert G. Wehle, acquired the property in 1968. Robert G. Wehle was an avid conservationist, sculptor and breeder of English pointers who used the property as a summer home and kennel. Prior to his death in 2002, he arranged for the property to be sold to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, who purchased the parkland for $2.8 million. The park was opened to the public in 2004.
The park features trails for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Facilities for tennis and volleyball are also available. Hunting is permitted in limited areas of the park. Approximately of Lake Ontario shoreline, some of which is fronted by limestone cliffs up to high, is accessible within the park.
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  • This park is an incredibly dog friendly park with amazing walking trails and an awesome dog history. We totally enjoyed the walking trails, the dog friendly history of the park and the panoramic views...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place to hike, bike, dog walk, or sight see. It is technically a dog park, so it is a great place to bring the dogs - but they must remain leashed as you will likely encounter other dogs. Many trails through the woods and along the shore. Restrooms at the beginning near the free parking lot and at one of the nicer viewing areas over the lake. There is a picnic table and some steps that go down to the rock shore where the restrooms are on the trail, so it's a great place to have a picnic! There are cabins and also a large house on the property that can be rented out, too.
  • This is a good spot for an easy walk solo or with your dog. The view is definitely breathtaking depending on the time of year. I wouldn’t necessarily swim here, but I know a few brave souls who would. Regardless, a good spot to go if you want to clear your head and

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