Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails

Baldwinsville, New York 13027

Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails

Beaver Lake Nature Center Trails Professional Review and Guide

"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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"Bring your own canoe or kayak to ply the waters of Beaver Lake or rent a canoe at the visitor center. Rental is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call ahead to make sure boating is allowed when you plan to come and check in at the nature center before launching.

The Beaver Lake canoeing season begins the second weekend of May for weekend paddling. Weekday paddling begins the last week of June. All paddling ends on Labor Day. Birds Likely Seen: Variety of gulls, caspian terns, herons, birds of prey, woodpeckers, kingbirds, yellow warblers, cedar waxwings."

"Beaver Lake bustles in the winter with people enjoying the trails. The nature center offers classes in cross-country skiing, ice cutting, snowshoeing, and maple sugaring. The wide trails are well marked and easy-to-follow, perfect for a family outing.

Trails are marked with black and white signs on posts. Pets are not allowed.

Terrain: Mild hills"

"Beaver Lake bustles in the winter with people enjoying the trails. The nature center offers classes in cross-country skiing, ice cutting, snowshoeing, and maple sugaring. The wide trails are well marked and easy-to-follow, perfect for a family outing. Terrain: Mild hills."

"Beaver Lake Nature Center Beaver Lake is a 650-acre park with a 9-mile network of trails and a 200- acre lake dedicated to discovering the outdoors. Canoe rental is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the visitor center, usually around mid- May to Labor Day. Be sure to call ahead about canoe times, regulations and when canoes are allowed on the water. The park has maple sugaring in March and snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter.

The park also features moonlight treks until 10 PM during the winter. You can follow that with a hot chocolate at the visitor center. Snowshoes can be rented at the center on a first-come, firstserved basis. They cannot be reserved. Birds Likely Seen: Variety of ducks, geese, herons, birds of prey, woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, titmice, bluebirds, tanagers, finches, wrens, variety of warblers and thrushes."

"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."

"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."

"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."

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Trail Information

Baldwinsville
Nearby City
Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
0.3-3 miles
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
90 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Beaver Lake Nature Center
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Oct 2018