Welcome to the
Eastern Lake Ontario
Dunes and Wetlands Area
Along Lake Ontario’s eastern shore is a 17-mile stretch of beaches, wetlands, woodlands, ponds, and creeks known as the Eastern Lake Ontario Dunes and Wetland Area. Reaching from the mouth of the Salmon River north to the outlet of Black Pond, the area supports a diversity of plants and wildlife. This barrier system contains the largest and most extensive freshwater sand dune formations in New York State. These natural sand dunes along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario are an integral part of the unique coastal barrier environment.
Discover more about this fascinating coastal environment, including it's flora and fauna, public trails and boat routes, and how you can help protect this area.