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Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island

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Beaver Island State Park is a New York state park located on Grand Island in northwestern Erie County, New York in the United States. It is situated at the southern end of the island on the bank of the Niagara River and served by the Beaver Island Parkway, a 2.72mi highway linking the park to Interstate 190 (I-190).Included within the park is the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course, a USGA-recognized championship 18-hole, par-72 public golf course.HistoryThe present-day Beaver Island State Park opened in 1935 and is comprised of several historic Grand Island estates of Buffalo's elite that were donated to New York State for all Western New Yorkers to enjoy. These grand estates included: The Falconwood Club - resort started by Lewis Allen and later owned by George E. MatthewsRiver Lawn - summer home and estate of Elbridge G. Spaulding, Franklin Sidway, and later Frank St. John SidwayRiver Lea - summer home of Lewis F. Allen, the uncle of US President Grover Cleveland, is located within the park.In 2015, it was announced that a new $2 million pro shop with a bar and restaurant and a large, outdoor seating area was coming to Beaver Island Golf Course. It will replace the one destroyed by fire in 2012.
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  • A great trip to the park where we could enjoy the scenery and budding trees and flowers. We would definitely recommend a stop here.  more »
  • We visited October 22, 2016 which clearly is off season. It was perfect to just walk around and enjoy the scenery and the duck hunters. Although I almost soiled my pants on the first blast from a near...  more »
  • After labor day the park is free.... Fall is a great time to come enjoy nature, the water, and beauty.  more »
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  • All around this is a great place. They have a very nice disc golf course and golf course. A beach with a swimming area. Picnic areas. Lots of walking/running trails. The view is nice. You can ride your bike here. I absolutely love it.
  • Beautiful river side beach!! It is very safe monitored by life guards!!! Lot of space for grill, birthday parties and potlucks... Lovely greenery around this area!!
  • Gulf corse is nice your pro shop and bar. There's nothing there1:5mil,of nothing good job ny state!!!!!!
  • It was so much fun. The water was freezing though!! Sand was clean
  • Great place for a wedding reception. Beach lifeguards scream at people all day.