Nature Programs

Nature Programs

Beaver Lake Nature Center

Beaver Lake Nature Center offers close to 400 nature programs and workshops a year, including guided birdwalks, classes on tree identification and guided canoe tours. Click here for a complete list of all programs and events.

Walk 100 Miles at Beaver Lake
Walking is one of the best forms of exercise! Register at the front desk and receive a log book to record your walking progress. After each walk, stop by the desk to stamp the date in your book and record trail mileage. T-shirts, hats, bags and pins are awarded for different goals from 100-1,00 miles.
Registration is $5.

100 Bird Challenge
Spring is the ideal time to start Beaver Lake's 100 Bird Challenge! New migrants arrive nearly every day. Whether you are just starting or are a veteran birder, this program encourages you to watch  for birds at Beaver Lake. After registering at the front desk you will receive the Nature Center's Checklist. Every time you see (or identify by song) a new species at the Nature Center write down the date it was observed in the booklet. When you have reached 100 bird species, you will be rewarded with a T-shirt proclaiming "I Saw-whet at Beaver Lake, 100 birds."
Registration is $10.

Visit Beaver Lake Nature Center Activities

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.