Plunge into the world of Beaver Lake Nature Center...
Located just 15 minutes northwest of Syracuse, New York, in Baldwinsville, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers 9 miles of trails and over 400 annual programs. A rich mix of habitats creates the possibility of seeing more than 200 species of birds and over 800 varieties of plants.
Beaver Lake features winding trails that are designed to be enjoyed in all seasons. The 200 acre glacial lake is a migratory stop for thousands of Canada geese that migrate through, as well as an opportunity for summertime exploration by canoe.
To foster local and global stewardship of nature through diverse recreational and educational opportunities that enhance visitors' awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world.
Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at Beaver Lake Nature Center. In addition, bikes are not allowed on the trails.
New this summer...
Story time in the woods!
This July and August, elementary school age children, accompanied by an adult, can come to Beaver Lake Nature Center for a Reading Treasure Hunt.
Boxes containing short stories for children to read out in the woods will be hidden away along trails. Different clues to find each box will be available at the front desk during park hours. Every two weeks, the boxes will be re-hidden in new places with new stories.
This daily activity is free with Nature Center admission.
2017 Camp Beaver Lake - Registration Open
Camp Beaver Lake offers children, K-7th grade, an unforgettable summer, the great outdoors, a chance
to make new friends and non-stop fun. Each week is geared to a different age group, so you can be sure the activities are perfect for your child. Kids from the entire Syracuse/Onondaga County area and beyond
Register online today! Click here for more information.
Attention Artists & Crafters:
Applications are now available for the 40th Annual Golden Harvest Festival scheduled for Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2017
Click here to download information & application.
Become a part of the amazing team of volunteers that make Beaver Lake Nature Center the special place that it is. All ages & abilities welcome.
Download the Volunteer Interest Form or call the Nature Center for more information.
Don't miss out on the monthly Beaver Lake Teacher Newsletter. Each issue is filled with fascinating seasonal information and unique classroom activities.
Join our mailing list today, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Teacher Newsletter" in the subject line. (You may wish to use your personal email address, since Constant Contact, our email marketing software provider, is blocked by some district servers.) For more information about school group programs, click here.
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.