Onondaga County Parks

Cross-Country Skiing

Onondaga County Parks offers some of the best opportunities for Cross Country Skiing in the region.

  • Highland Forest tops the list with 30 miles of ski trails, 19 of which are groomed daily, and 15 miles of snowshoeing trails. The park offers for rent ski and snowshoe equipment, and provides ski lessons on weekends. For the casual recreation experience the park has horse-drawn sleigh rides, and a cozy lodge with a warm, inviting fireplace.
  • Beaver Lake Nature Center’s 9 miles of trails make for a perfect ski or snowshoe outing.
  • Metropolitan trails, excellent for first time skiers, are at Onondaga Lake Park while Oneida Shores offers the McKinley Ridge trail and lake access.

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