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.
Camp Beaver Lake...Registration Now Open!
Attention Parents...Summer will be here before you know it, so the time to prepare is now! Camp Beaver Lake offers a wonderful opportunity for your kids to explore, discover and spend an enriching week enjoying the great outdoors. Weekly sessions begin June 27 and are available for kids who have completed Kindergarten thru 7th grade. Click here for more information.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Weekends & Memorial Day, May 7 - June 26
Daily, June 27-September 5
Enjoy a leisurely paddle on your own across beautiful Beaver Lake. Rentals only
allowed on the weekends & holidays. Click here for more information.
Planning is now underway for the 39th Annual Golden Harvest Festival! This year's event will be held on September 10 & 11, 2106. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to ensure the success of the event. Click here for a volunteer application if you would like help. Applications for artists & crafters/exhibitors are also being accepted. Click here to download an exhibitor brochure. Click here to download an exhibitor 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.
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