Beechwood Trails is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sodus, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 104 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

running

forest

views

wildlife

scramble

Please note there has been increased vandalism and as a result, frequent security in the area.

hiking
6 days ago

We hiked this yesterday and really enjoyed it. Plenty of places to explore and I could almost hear the happy relaxed echos of former summer campers and smell the marshmallows. Wander through. Explore the lake bluffs, but carefully because of erosion.

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14 days ago

I’m not a very advanced hiker but I found these trails absolutely spectacular. It was a perfect day...there were some muddy spots and the erosion near the lake made it tough to get down to the lake so be careful. Overall the scenes and abandoned campgrounds create such a neat and creepy vibe. It’s a perfect trail for photography and nice sight seeing. There are few hills if you follow the main path so the terrain isn’t too rough. I highly recommend it.

hiking
14 days ago

Not much in terms of a challenge, but an absolute fun and unique spot. The abandoned camp site is fun to explore and gives the place an 80s slasher movie vibe.

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18 days ago

Unique place to hike with woodland trails that take you to views of Lake Ontario. We saw two swans swimming with their babies in an inlet adjacent to the lake. Abandoned buildings from former Girl Scout Camp scattered throughout the trails. Very view people on the trails.

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1 month ago

Great place to explore with views out over Lake Ontario the old abandoned buildings. It has a good variety of trails from old dirt roads to unmarked trails to the abandoned building, some verticals to climb, it was a great place to explore with my daughters, not a difficult trail.

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2 months ago

very unique place!

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2 months ago

Probably one my favorite places to go. Such a cool vibe here. Great place for photos and exploring the abandoned buildings from the camp that once was here. Great views of Lake Ontario as well!

hiking
2 months ago

Very cool place to explore. Beautiful views of the lake and wooded trails and abandoned buildings.

hiking
6 months ago

A ton of erosion by the shoreline. Nice flat trails - a few people out. Great view of Lake O.

hiking
Sun Oct 29 2017

It was raining pretty good when we hiked around on Sunday. I wasn't expecting much for a short trail but honestly the old tent sites, buildings, and pool were quite interesting. There was a ton of graffiti so if you bring little kids be aware it is not all appropriate. It goes right up to the lake - plenty of places to explore around. If it is muddy be careful the hills can get a little slippery. It was different than any other hike I have done so it was a nice change.

backpacking
Sat Dec 31 2016

Eerie abandoned girl scout camp on the shores of Lake Ontario. Cool buildings to explore in and an overlook to a swamp area. Easy hiking

hiking
Sat Nov 26 2016

Great woodsy walk. Tons of old buildings and leantoos litter the area. The adjacent old overgrown Apple Farm is nice. Though having a map is suggested. You can get to the beach, from where the flagpole is. But it's littered with downed trees. There is a more moderate difficult trail, with lots of ups and downs off the utility trail, from the kayak launch parking area. The place as a whole has a pretty good amount of foot traffic.

Sun Jun 12 2016

I love coming here and hiking with my dog. an absolute amazing place.

Fri Aug 28 2015

Super fun and peaceful hike/explore

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Mon Aug 17 2015

We absolutely love this trail network. There are several main trails that take you around and through the old scout camp. Several trails lead you to the Lake Ontario shoreline. You'll also come upon many abandoned campsites and buildings to explore. You can also take branch off onto many secondary trails that were created by scouts from years gone by.

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Sat Mar 07 2015

Trails everywhere great place to spend the day

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