International Paper-John Dillon Park is managed by Paul Smiths College. John Dillon Park is funded by an endowment fund plus additional donations. This unique park’s mission is to offer outdoor recreation for individuals, friends, and families with functional differences.

Built to ADA standards in 2005, we offer an experience like no other. Each of our 9 lean-tos are complete with ramps, wheel-chair accessible sleeping platforms, accessible toilets, picnic tables, ADA compliant fire pits with swing away grills, and even portable charging stations for a power chair or a CPAP device. There is also one tent site available.

Our services at John Dillon Park include accessible trails, a fishing dock, a boat dock/launch for canoes and kayaks, and picnic areas. For overnight visits, there are fire pits, bear boxes for food and trash, as well as firewood. 

Here at the park, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where you can explore 3.5 miles of hard packed trails, free of roots and rocks, gentle slopes, and benches at regular intervals. Take a scenic ride around Grampus Lake on an accessible pontoon boat and don’t forget your fishing pole!