CANTON NY PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS
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the sandbox!!!: imagine nation park
A community funded sandbox on the outskirts of Canton, tucked away on the trail that runs around Patridge Run Golf Course. This is an absolute gem. For spring summer and into fall the sandbox is populated with Tonka trucks, buckets, spades, and sand molds, in addition to its permanent residents - the bears, beavers, raccoons and other carvings. Walk the logs, scramble through the tunnel, climb up on the benches, and dig dig dig that sand. The sandbox is surrounded by a rocks that make great stepping stones and seating for adults. Directly across the trail is a swing set with toddler swing, and a double swing that combines toddler and ordinary swing seat - so swing together with your child or sit your children on there together.
Remington Recreation Trail, Partridge Run Golf Course, Sullivan Drive, Canton NY 13617.
Drive out of Canton on State Street / Canton-madrid road (Rt 85), turn left onto Sullivan Drive following signs to the Partridge Run Golf Course. Continue along Sullivan Drive and park in the Golf Course parking lot. Almost opposite the entrance of the parking lot there is a paved trail. Walk about 300 ft down the trail and the sandbox is on your right.
(Don't take the trail on the same side of the road as the parking lot otherwise you will have a very long stroll before eventually giving up on the prospect of finding the sand box in frustration and returning home feeling less of a successful parent than you did when you left the house!)
Is is possible to walk to the sandbox from town, although its a decent trek. Take the trail through the woods from either Woods Drive, or from behind the school play field at FS Banford Elementary. You will emerge a few hundred feet from the sandbox, turn right onto Remington Recreation Trail and you will soon see the sandbox on your left.