Clyde L. Burmaster (Bond Lake) Park





2571 Lower Mountain Rd. Ransomville, NY 14131- MAP




Bond Lake sign


The Clyde L. Burmaster 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. Clyde L. Burmaster Park is a nature-based facility but also offers a variety of different recreational activities for year round use. 



Clyde L. Burmaster 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 shelters are available for reservation.  The 13 miles of cross-country trails are maintained by our staff and used during the summer months for hiking, bird watching, and biking. NEW to the park this year is a challenging 18 hole Disc Golf course!

The Warming House located at the park is available for private rental for events such as weddings, family reunions, and retirement parties. Niagara County Parks accepts reservations year round for the Warming House. Rates are $400/day or $850/weekend plus $100 deposit. 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.

Kids tubing on hill

During the winter months the park offers a number of activities that are not available anywhere else in Niagara County. The park 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. Restroom facilities are available. The Warming House is open to the public when not rented for a private function.  Visitors are permitted to bring picnic style lunches.  No equipment rental is provided for any on site activities.  Ice rink conditions are recorded daily and can be accessed by calling (716) 731-3256.


Winter hours are as follows:

Ice rinks open weekdays 2 PM - 7 PM, and weekends/holidays 11 AM - 7 PM, weather permitting          

Rest room facilities are available



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 Nature 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 :

Warming house inside

Inside the Warming House                                      Click here to view Warming House layout

Warming house decorated for wedding

Warming House decorated for a wedding

Contact Us


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.