2571 Lower Mountain Rd. Ransomville, NY 14131- MAP
The Niagara County Parks Department will begin accepting shelter reservations for the 2016 season on March 1, 2016. Cash or credit card reservations can also be made in our office beginning March 1st.
Bond Lake Park is located on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston, New York. The park is situated on the Niagara Escarpment on over 551 acres of land encompassing five separate lakes, which lends itself to beautiful scenic views. Bond Lake Park is a nature-based facility but also offers a variety of different recreational activities for year round use.
Bond Lake Park provides the residents of Niagara County with a unique summer experience. The five lakes located throughout the park are perfect for a casual day of fishing. Two large shelters and picnic tables positioned about in various locations are provided for anyone wishing to have a picnic and relax around the main lake. These facilities are available on a first come-first serve basis. The 13 miles of cross-country trails are maintained by our staff and used during the summer months for hiking, bird watching, and biking.
The Warming House located at the park is available for private rental from April 1st through November 15th for events such as weddings, family reunions, and retirement parties. Niagara County Parks accepts reservations year round for the Warming House. New rates beginning in 2015 are $400/day or $850/weekend plus $100 deposit (If you have already paid your deposit, old rates will be honored). The deposit is refundable after the event, provided there is no damage, but is non-refundable if the event is canceled. Please call the Niagara County Parks Department at (716) 439-7951 for more information on Warming House rental.
During the winter months the park offers a number of activities that are not available anywhere else in Niagara County. A well maintained and staffed Tubing Hill is open, weather permitting, every weekend and holidays. The Tubing hill is limited to Inflatable tubes only. The park also provides a large ice skating rink for family oriented skating as well as a smaller rink used exclusively for hockey. There are 13 miles of cross-country skiing trails that are groomed and cared for by our staff. The Warming House at Bond Lake provides a warm break from the cold weather activities with its roaring fire, seating area and restroom facilities. Visitors are permitted to bring picnic style lunches. No equipment rental is provided for any on site activities. Tubing Hill conditions are recorded daily and can be accessed by calling (716) 731-3256. Winter hours are as follows:
Ice Rinks open daily 7 AM - 8 PM, weather permitting
Tubing Hill open Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 11 AM - Dusk, weather permitting
Warming House open daily 7 AM - 8 PM
The Bond Lake Nature Center is located in the Warming House and is staffed by members of the Bond Lake Environmental and Beautification Committee. The Center is open each Sunday, year round, from noon until 4 PM or by appointment. Please review the Warming House Rules before using. The Center offers numerous exhibits as well as information on the history of the park and surrounding area. The Bond Lake Environmental Committee consists of local residents and business members dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the ecosystem contained within the park. This Committee also sponsors several different events throughout the year including a Winterfest, fishing derbies and bird watching weekends. For more information please go to :
Inside the Warming House Click here to view Warming House layout
Warming House decorated for a wedding
Please be aware that in the summer of 2004, Giant Hogweed, a very dangerous plant, was found growing in various areas of the County including Royalton Ravine County Park. All sites located at that time have been destroyed, but should you come across something you suspect may be Giant Hogweed, do not touch the plant. Contact the Parks Department immediately at (716) 439-7951. Giant Hogweed is a public health hazard. It results in severe skin irritation and painful burning blisters that could turn into purplish or brown pigmentation and scarring. It resembles a very large Queen Anne’s Lace plant. Its stems are 9-14 feet high and 2-4 inches in diameter. They are hollow and ridged with purple blotches and coarse hairs. Flowering occurs from mid-June to mid-July and flower clusters may reach 2 ½ feet across. Again, do not touch the plant and contact the Niagara County Parks Department at (716) 439-7951.