Northern New York Newspapers
NNY Business
NNY Living
Wed., Sep. 17
Serving the communities of Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties, New York
In print daily. Online always.
Related Stories

Wellesley Island park big winner as state announces grants

print this article
e-mail this article

Wellesley Island State Park is the big winner in the north country as the state today announced $90 million in grants to improve the state’s aging park system.

The Fineview park will receive $2 million to replace its deteriorating beach concession building, restrooms and picnic pavilion. An additional $850,000 will replace the park’s electrical system, drinking water system and roads in the F campground area.

Higley Flow State Park in Colton will get $850,000 to replace the swimming-beach bathhouse. The park is still recovering from ice-storm damage that made hiking and cross-country ski trails nearly impassable until volunteers cleaned most of the debris out.

Here is the other project funding awarded to Northern New York parks:

n Point Au Roche State Park: $350,000 to improve the Lake Champlain park’s boat dock, parking and morring area.

n Jacques Cartier State Park: $250,000 to build a recreational vehicle sewage collection station.

n Westcott Beach State Park: $250,000 to upgrade the sewage treatment system in the Plateau Campground.

n Rock Island Lighthouse State Park: $250,000 for stabilization and repairs to the park’s boat house.

n Black River Trail: $160,000 to provide the state match to a federal grant to extend the trail one mile toward Watertown.

Connect with Us
WDT News FeedsWDT on FacebookWDT on TwitterWDT on InstagramWDT for iOS: iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchWDT for Android
Showcase of Homes
Showcase of Homes