Vacation at Lake Ontario Cottage Rentals, Sandy Pond, New York

Vaction at Sandy Pond NY, Lake Ontario cottage rental, near Salmon River Pulaski, NY

NY Lake Ontario cottage rental

Comfortable lodging 10 minutes from Salmon River, Pulaski, NY

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Things To Do


Things To Do

There are many area attractions and things to do in the Sandy Creek and Pulaski area other than swimming, boating, fishing Salmon River, Sandy Pond, and Lake Ontario. Auto racingbird watching, fish hatchery, fairs and festivals, historic sites, shopping malls, theaters, restaurants, go karts, scenic areas , flea markets: all these things are close to our Sandy Pond cottages on Lake Ontario. Many 2008 opening dates are unavailable to us as of now. We will post them as we discover them. 

Auto Racing

Oswego Speedway - Stock car racing every Sunday beginning in May. For details go to

Fulton Speedway - Big block modifieds, sportsman, pro stocks, pure Stocks and 4 cylinder enduro racing all beginning in April.  For details go to

Brewerton Speedway -  DIRT big block modifieds, IMCA modifieds, dwarf cars, 4 cylinder stocks, 4 cylinder enduro, ATV 4-wheeler , ladies races, and more.  Racing begins in April.  For details go to

Hawk in willow tree at cottageBird Watching

Birding on Derby Hill - Bird observatory on Lake Ontario is well known for viewing spring hawks and other species.  

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 Fairs and Festivals

Oswego County Fair – Oswego county fair grounds, Sandy Creek.  Early July.  Carnival, games, livestock, exhibitions.  Adults enjoy the fair but it is especially fun for children and only 4 miles from the cottage. For details go to

Oswego County Harborfest – Downtown Oswego,  Third weekend in July.  Food, fun, entertainment, bands, vendors, crafters, and great fireworks (by the Gucci brothers and the best I’ve ever seen). For details go to

Jefferson County Fair – Coffeen St., Watertown, NY.  Mid July. Oldest fair in the U.S.   Operated since 1817.  Lots of kid entertainers, rodeo and demolition derby. for details go to

New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY.  End of August - early September.  Gigantic fair, many star performers, free entertainment, exhibits and food.  For details go to

Sterling Renaissance Festival and Marketplace – Sterling, July  through mid August on weekends. Stage and street performers, professional actors and stagehands who recreate the look and feel of an English Renaissance Village.  For details go to

Stone Mills Craft Show - NY Agricultural Historical Society grounds,  Rte. 180, Lafargeville.  First weekend in August. 200 crafters.

Woodsman’s Days - Boonville, Mid August.  Lumberjack and lumberjill contests, food, vendors, exhibits.  For details go to

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Fish Hatchery 

Salmon River Fish Hatchery - Altmar, County Route 22.  Open March 15- November - 30, There is a self guided tour that shows the Salmon River fish hatchery operation.  View live fish in tanks and mounted fish.  In the fall, when the salmon are running, you can see them  swimming up the river  and climbing the fish ladder to the hatchery.  For details go to

Flea Markets

Hillside Antique and Flea Market -  Route 3, Open weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  Just 6 miles from cottages.

Go Karts

 Tri-R Karts Super Golf - Pulaski, route 3, 9 miles south of cottages. Also offers miniature golf course.

Historic Sites

Fort Ontario  Oswego, mid May to October 31; Located on the shore of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Oswego River. Historic star shaped fort restored to it's original appearance in of 1868.  For details go to

Sackets Harbor – Charming town and historic battle grounds.

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There are many, many restaurants and snack shops of varying price ranges from Pulaski, NY to Watertown, NY.  Popular ones for vacationers are found on Sandy Pond, Lake Ontario, Henderson Harbor and Pulaski, NY.  For your convenience, a book including area restaurant descriptions with maps and driving directions is kept at our Lake Ontario cottage rental.

Salmon River FallsScenic Areas 

Salmon River Falls - A spectacular fall that drops 110 feet.  It is located on Salmon River east of the fish hatchery.

Montario Point Lookout Tower -  enjoy a view of Lake Ontario, Sandy Pond and Lakeview marsh from this 40' high tower.  Especially nice at sunset.  Only1.5 miles from the cottages.

Maple Ridge Wind Farm -Over 200 electricity-producing  windmills have recently gone into operation in the Lowville area. Each one is close to 400 feet tall!  The windmills are located in agricultural fields on Tug Hill and are quite an awesome sight.  For details go to

Shopping Malls

Salmon Run Mall - Watertown, NY

Carousel Mall - Syracuse, NY

Bass Pro Shop - Auburn, NY

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Lake Ontario Play House - Sackets Harbor, features up and coming comedians in a cabaret atmosphere. For details go to

Movie Theaters - Salmon Run Mall, Watertown, NY and Carousel Mall, Syracuse, NY,

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Our Lake Ontario cottage are three waterfront cottage rentals in New York State.  Guests return each year to enjoy family vacations, family reunion vacations, fishing NY’s famous Salmon River, fishing Lake Ontario and Sandy Pond, hunting New York Deer, ducks, geese and wild turkey and to photograph diverse scenery of NY’s Salmon River, Sandy Pond and Lake Ontario.  We New York!

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Last modified: January 31, 2009