Welcome to Sandy Pond!

Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area is a small area located on the south spit of North Sandy Pond. The area is owned by The Nature Conservancy and managed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Two designated walkways connect North Sandy Pond to Lake Ontario. A bird-sanctuary is located at the northern tip of the spit. The bird sanctuary and other protected areas off limits to hikers are surrounded by string fencing. You can get to this area by walking two miles north along the Lake Ontario beach from Route 15, or by landing your boat in the shallow waters offshore. For more information about Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area, contact TNC at (315) 298-2040.

Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area can be reached either from Route 3, or from Interstate-81. Take Exit 37 off I-81 and head west on Route 15. Cross Route 3 and continue west. Route 15 ends at Sandy Pond Beach. Walk two miles north on the beach from here to reach Sandy Pond Beach Natural Area.