Lakeview Pond to Lake Ontario

EASY 3 reviews

Lakeview Pond to Lake Ontario is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ellisburg, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

lake

bugs

This is a nice, 2.6 mile out and back trail that ends on the Lake Ontario shore. The hike is very flat and borders the swampy portion of Lakeview. The end takes you across a wooden walkway over the delicate sand dunes in the area and finally finishes on the beach. The trail is mostly through the woods so it is nice as a nature walk and also for bird watching. With the swamp nearby, there tends to be alot of mosquitos near dusk. During the wetter seasons, you could also come across snapping turtles as well.

hiking
27 days ago

The trail seemed shorter than 2.5 miles to me, but once you finish it the view is amazing! We were not planning to swim, but decided to dip our toes in the water and spent almost 3 hours there not including the time it took to hike the trail there and back! Definitely on our list of places to visit again.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a wide grassy secluded trail ending in a gorgeous view of Lake Ontario. Perfect relief from a long car ride on 81.

hiking
5 months ago

This is nice for anyone who wants a short hike/nature walk. The trail is near a swampy area so there are bugs, especially at dusk. The end of the trail is across a wooden walkway that takes you over the sand dunes in the area and ultimately finishes at the shore of Lake Ontario.

I've completed this hike with my daughter for years and she loves it, especially because it takes her to the beach. There's lots of birds through the wooded area and if the conditions are right, you could even come across a snapping turtle making it's way to the swamp.