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Lyndonville, New York: Sneaker Tree: Multiple Shoe Trees

Four trees in one spot, filled with hundreds of shoes tossed by visitors. Started in the 1980s.

12042 Lakeshore Rd, Lyndonville, NY
Rural Orleans County, 45 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY. New York State Thruway Exit 48A, north on Rt. 63 to Lyndonville, continue north to Lake Shore Road, at the 3-way intersection of Lake Shore Rd and Foss Rd, in the triangular median.
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Shoe tree.

Shoe Trees

There are three trees now, just dripping with shoes! It was worth the drive out from Rochester to see this in person.

[Debi, 08/24/2018]
Sneaker Trees

There are three trees currently. It looked like one tree was taken down by a storm or wind. It was actually kind of cool to see.

[Sherri Denning, 10/19/2009]

Row of shoe trees.

Shoe Trees - Sneaker Trees

Here's a picture of the Lyndonville Sneaker Trees described by others. There are four of them and the shoes number in the hundreds. It's just down the road from Golden Hill State Park which has a well kept lighthouse on the bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario.

[Brent Young, 06/20/2004]
Sneaker Tree - Another Shoe Tree

Several maple trees filled with pairs of sneakers, old shoes, etc. thrown into the branches with a wish for good luck. Local tradition has it that if the shoes stuck your wish would come true.

[Wayne Hale, Jr., 11/20/2000]

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