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Robert G. Wehle State Park Henderson NY

Posted by Bill Hill,
North Country explorer from Edwards NY
April 8, 2018

An incredible day on the shores of lake Ontario. It was a bright and beautiful day, around 35 degrees, but the 25 MPH winds off of the lake were frigid.There are quite a few trails there, we hiked the Snakefoot and Dancing Gypsy trails.This was originally an Army training base, "Stony Point Rifle Range", and you can still find remnants of pillboxs, spotter station boxes and the firing wall. Later it was sold to the Wehle family (of the Genesee beer company fame). The place was used as a summer home, and they raised champion German pointers here. Today it is a state park, and it's well worth the visit. We hiked about 8 miles, and there were more. The lake was still running pretty heavy after the earlier storm. This combined with the cold weather made for some amazing ice on the cliffs 40 -50 feet above the lake. Great day at a great destination.