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Ontario Beach Park

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Address: 4799 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY 14612-2154
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+1 585-753-5887

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this is the main beach area in rochester lots of activities in the summer weather with plenty of parking and place to grab a bite or a ice cream historic merry go round visit... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's the only beach we have so it Ain't much! It used to be An awesome place to go as a kid but now it's overrun by less than desirable caliber of people and trash (literal trash). Save yourself the headache and go to Canandaigua lake. It's 45 minutes away but totally worth the drive. Way cleaner and better all... More 

Thank ashangel529
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

this is the main beach area in rochester lots of activities in the summer weather with plenty of parking and place to grab a bite or a ice cream historic merry go round visit daytime only

Thank lou142017
Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

To walk down the pier on a hot day with the cool breeze coming off the lake. Going for an ice cream at Abbott's.

Thank Frank L
Rochester, New York
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60 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Ontario Beach Park houses an authentic working carousel that you can ride for $1.00. Brings back memories of childhood. A walk on the pier is just what you need after an Abbott's Ice Cream treat located on Lake Ave before you enter the Park. Do not count on swimming at this beach, however. The water is often unavailable to swimmers... More 

Thank Paula M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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760 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

People use to take the train up from NYC to get away from the heat and this is still a place to go in the summer for the lake and sand or eat at the restaurants around or get ice cream at Abbott's. Even in winter a nice place to walk

Thank Jotum
Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Beautiful park. Great place for a picnic. Nice beach. The restored carousel is quite special. Great trail up the river -- a good bike ride.

Thank n s
Noblesville, Indiana
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124 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Beautiful place to go in the warm months ... great for picnics and the merry-go-round is a must do/must see treat.

Thank mburbank2016
New York
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98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The merry-go-round and beaches are great for summer. However, walking on the boardwalk and Charlotte pier are great year round. The Secret Garden walkway, a public but little known walkway, is not far and worth a stroll to see flowers changing from Spring through Fall.

Thank softautumn
Rochester, New York
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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The last time I had been to Ontario Beach Park was in 1964 when I was 10 years old and went with my father. Recently, I took my 4-year old granddaughter. We were absolutely thrilled with the magnificent classic carousel of vintage heritage ($1 for a great ride). The park is clean and beautiful. The beach was fantastic and well... More 

Thank Ken S
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Traveling from Niagara Falls to Rochester we visited a few landmark locations.. The Ontario Beach Park is a great place to take the family. I recommend this location

Thank Michael R

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