Town of Fowler Beach on Sylvia Lake

The Public Beach is owned and operated by the Town of Fowler with guidance from the NYS Board of Health (Canton Office). The beach is open seven days a week from the end of June to the end of August. Certified lifeguards are on duty during the posted hours of operations. (10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Handicapped and public parking is located in relative proximity to the beach entrance.


The beach has a picnic area with tables and charcoal grills for public use pending any COVID-19 Restrictions in 2022. Changing rooms, rest rooms, and a handwashing station are also on site.

Of the six life guards employed for the 2021 season, four of the life guards were new hires. Head Lifeguard Claire Knowlton and Town Clerk Tami Gale did a tremendous job to make 2021 a successful season. We now have a group of young adults who will ensure town residents can enjoy the Town recreation site safely well into the future.


New for 2022, we hope to have a set of steps that will make access to the water much easier and safer for younger children and senior citizens. Please visit and enjoy your beach.


If you have special needs, or are planning a special event, please contact Rick Newvine at (315)287-4098, (315) 771-2194, or the Town Clerk’s Office at (315)287-0045 Ext 1.

There is no swimming unless a lifeguard is on duty.

For questions or arrangements for groups, call 315-287-2708

 or the Beach at 315-287-2918.