South Parkway/Beaver Island Parkway

Beaver Island State Park

Beaver Island State Park is a New York state park located in the town of Grand Island in northwestern Erie County, New York. The historic summer home of Lewis Allen, the uncle of US President Grover Cleveland is within the park. The park is on the bank of the Niagara River, at the southern end of Grand Island.

The park offers a beach, picnic tables with pavilions, recreation programs, a nature trail, seasonal waterfowl hunting, fishing and ice-fishing, sledding, cross-country skiing, cross country running, snowshoeing, sledding and snowmobiling, a boat launch with marina and dockage, and a food concession.

The park features a USGA recognized, championship 18 hole, par 72 public golf course. The course streches 6,779 yards. The course is open between mid-April through mid-November, weather permitting.

In 1999, the Blue Heron Disc golf course was opened: an 18 hole, par 66 course nearly 4,000 yards long. Disc sales and rentals are available at the park office.

Nature Center

Hours: Noon-4:00 p.m. - Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Beaver Island Parkway

Beaver Island Parkway (also known as South Parkway) is a 2.72 mile long parkway connecting Beaver Island State Park to Interstate 190 (the Niagara Section of the New York State Thruway) and New York State Route 324 near the North Grand Island Bridge. This roadway is a four-lane divided expressway, and there are no driveways leading to and from the roadway. However, there are at-grade intersections along the route. The parkway is within the jurisdiction of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation but is maintained and signed by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) as New York State Route 957B, an unsigned reference route.

All junctions on the route, excluding those with West River Parkway and I-190, are at-grade intersections. At the northern end of the parkway near East River Road, an additional ramp connects to I-190 northbound via NY 324 westbound and Staley Road.

Mile Roads intersected Notes
0.00 West River Parkway Traffic circle
0.25 Ferry Road
0.50 Bush Road (CR 577)
1.10 Fix Road
1.97 Love Road (CR 548)
2.31 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
2.72 East River Road (CR 11)

Notes

  • a. Only the intersections listed in the 2006 NYSDOT Traffic Data Report are given.

References

  • Map Works, Inc.
  • Rand McNally, (1993), (Retrieved: 1/13/07)
  • http://www.expresswaysite.com/ny_up-state.htm

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