Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps give Verona Beach one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in central New York.
Running diagonally through the eastern half of the park is an unpaved rail-trail, which follows the former Lehigh Valley Railroad through lush woodlands. The rail-trail is less than 2 miles long, but connects to other nature trails in the park, which total 8 miles.
Take the Thruway (I-90) to exit 34 (Canastota), then follow Rt. 13 to the park entrance.