Wellesley Island State Park
Alexandria Bay, Jefferson Co.
Located in the St. Lawrence River near Lake Ontario's outflow, this island is an ideal site for viewing shorebirds.
Wildlife to Watch
- Gulls, terns, sanderlings, sandpipers, green and great blue herons
- Green frogs, bull frogs, painted and snapping turtles
- White-tailed deer, woodchucks, ruffed grouse, turkey
- Hawks, osprey
Where to Watch
- Nature center
- Hiking and cross-country skiing trails
- Fishing, swimming
- Camping, cabins
This Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include nature trails, camping, picnic pavilions and recreation programs. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.
See Google Maps for step by step directions to Wellesley Island (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold "Shift" down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)
Address: 44927 Cross Island Road, Fineview, NY 13640
Website: Wellesley Island State Park (This leaves DEC's website)
Photo Credits: John Rozell, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation