Long Lake, Hamilton County
A rare gem in the Adirondack wilderness, John Dillon Park was designed as a fully accessible facility. All nine lean-to campsites and more than three miles of trails are accessible to those with limited mobility.
The lean-tos are easy to reach and enter. and have fully accessible outhouses. You’ll find several overlooks with places to sit down and enjoy splendid lake views. If you’re lucky, you might even glimpse loons or bald eagles. Water lovers can fish or launch canoes and kayaks from the accessible dock. Day visitors are also welcome to hike the trails and use the picnic areas.
The 200-acre park, a partnership among International Paper, Paul Smith’s College, and New York State, is open seven days per week, and gates are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for day-use visitors. Online reservations are required for overnight camping.
This year, organized groups of seniors or people with disabilities can receive limited travel cost subsidies for day use and overnight camping. For more information, contact Keith Oborne, Director, at 518 265-2399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.