Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails

Baldwinsville, New York 13027

Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails

Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails Professional Guide

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"Beaver Lake Nature Center is a 650-acre natural community of pond, swamp, and woodland. The glacially formed lake offers a haven for thousands of migrating Canada geese in the spring and fall. Wood ducks and barred owls nest in the surrounding hardwood forest.

There are eight loop trails available to hike. The path described below follows the outer loop and takes in parts of three trails: Deep Woods Trail,Lake Loop Trail, and Three Meadows Trail.

Surface: Dirt and mulch trails and boardwalks"

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Hiking New York (Falcon Guides)
Rhonda and George Ostertag
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"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
Five-Star Trails: Finger Lakes & Central New York (Menasha Ridge Press)
Timothy Starmer
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"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

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
0.3-3 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
90 minutes
Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
Additional Use
Beaver Lake Nature Center
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