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Western New York Outdoors
A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in WNY.

Beaver Island
State Park in the Town of Grand Island, Erie County.

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Located on the southern tip of Grand Island and north of the City of Buffalo.  Cross over the South Grand Island Bridge and take the first Exit off the I-190.  The park is open all seasons offering scenic views year round.

From the Chippawa Channel (West branch) and Tonawanda Channel (East branch) of the Niagara River you can see Motor Island and Strawberry Island.  You can enjoy a pleasant picnic or numerous activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, a sandy beach for swimming, a marina for boating, golfing, skiing and more.  The habitats are excellent for viewing birds from shore or along nature trails such as swans, pelicans and herons.  You can also visit the historic former home of President Grover Cleveland here.


Beaver Island map

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Beaver Island

State Park welcome sign at entrance.

Beaver Island State Park

The Niagara River at the southern tip of Grand Island.

Picnic Areas

Sign to Sledding Hill and Park Office on the right. Golf, beach, marina and River Lea to the left.

Picnic Shelter

Tables near the Park Office area.

Beaver Marina

Parking area and ice fishing warning sign.

Ice Fishing

Proceed at your own risk at Beaver Marina. This guy did on March 7th, 2005, with his tent, auger and bucket.

Golf Course

Beaver Island State Park sign

Beaver Island Golfing

Aerial of the Golf Course.

Park Road

The Niagara River at the southern most tip of Grand Island.

Beaver Island State Park

Park Road at the southern tip of Grand Island.

Beaver Island Hall

The park events hall.

Strawberry Island

In the Niagara River, southeast of Beaver Island.

Other Related Sites:

Beaver Island State Park - Wikipedia and the Niagara River.
Big Six Mile Creek Marina
Evergreen Outfitters - Canoes and kayaks.
Info Niagara - The Niagara River.
NYS DEC - Motor Island Open Space Plan.
Niagara River Anglers
Niagara River Corridor - IBA.
NYS DOS Coastal Resource
NYS Parks
NYS Tourism - I Love New York.
River Lea - Historical Society.
Riverwalk Park - Erie County Parks.
Strawberry Island
Town of Grand Island


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