"At this 650-acre Onondaga County Park, northwest of Syracuse, 9 miles of superbly groomed nature trails and boardwalks explore lake, marsh, meadow, and woods habitats. Thirty thousand spring- migrating Canada geese and 10,000 fall migrants swell the resident bird and animal populations.
The trails serve all levels of ability, and repeat tours bring new appreciation—just ask the park’s “100 milers” who regularly walk the eight trails. The Lake Loop, featured here, is the shining core. The site’s interpretive panels, benches, observation platforms, blind, and high- powered binoculars enhance discovery." Read more
"One of the Syracuse area’s most satisfying hiking experiences awaits you at Beaver Lake, where the nature center provides enough habitat diversity to attract more than 200 bird species, hundreds of plant species, and all of central New York’s most common mammals. Wander the perimeter of Beaver Lake through meadows, woods, and bog for a generous sampling of all the earthly delights this nature center offers." Read more
"Just northwest of Syracuse, Beaver Lake Nature Center is an excellent excursion for families or anyone who simply wants to enjoy a serene lakeside stroll. The lake trail is popular among runners, while the short loops near the nature center are favorites for families with children and toddlers alike. The trails here are in excellent condition; some sections are mulched, providing a soft cushion underfoot, while the sections traversing wetlands have boardwalks to minimize environmental impacts. The park keeps a heavy emphasis on education and engagement with the public." Read more