Robert G. Wehle State Park is the region's newest park. The former estate of Mr. Wehle, the park boasts 1,100 acres and over 17,000 ft of spectacular Lake Ontario shoreline. Among the facilities immediately available to the public is the residential compound featuring the main house, guest quarters, the "studio" and formal gardens. Extremely private, the area can accommodate up to 8 people. Rental arrangements can be made through the Wescott Beach State Park office. Also available are over 10 miles of hiking/mountain biking trails, tennis court, picnicking and cross-country skiing. Hunting is allowed in designated areas during the season. The main cottage features a sun porch, two spacious bedrooms (with private baths), living room (with gorgeous fireplace) and a fully applianced kitchen and laundry room. The guest cottage features two spacious bedrooms (with private baths), bay windows and a kitchenette with sink, microwave and small refrigerator. The third building is a former artist's studio and serves as a charming recreation room with a pool table.Outside, the compound offers a tennis court and over a thousand acres of undeveloped parkland. Renters can enjoy footpaths along Lake Ontario. Included with the rental of the property are linens, towels, kitchenware, glassware, dinnerware and a washer and dryer. Danger Notice: Cliff-side location - May not be suitable for families with children.
The trek along the cliffs was nice but surprisingly buggy on October 1. Once we turned inland on the Snakefoot trail the scenery became underwhelming. It was easy to traverse and fine for children and older hikers. Hiking boots were still a good idea in a few wet spots.
Brandie G. on Stony Point Trail
We love this state park. They have multiple trails, so you can do longer or shorter trips. The view from the picnic area is amazing!! Seeing the pillboxes along the trail was also a treat to see.
Pretty good hike. I liked the Visitor Center a lot. Great little history of Mr. Wehle. The trail is well maintained, very easy hike. Don't understand why it's labeled as Moderate. Got to hike along the cliff rocks overlooking Lake Ontario, which was awesome. Also great area for the avid bird watchers. Only gripe I had were the dog owners not picking up the manure at the beginning of the trail.
Excellent trail. Unfortunately this is a testament to the necessity to take care of your environment and not let plants do plant things. Make sure you stop and read the information booth at the main entrance to the park. There is a highly invasive plant species that has taken over the park and some side trails you only see that vine and dying trees it is attacking. Then go back to your favorite local trail and watch for this vine, it is encroaching more places than you would hope.