Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-Country Skiing

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Highland Forest

Highland boasts 40 miles of cross-country ski trails, 20 of which are groomed and track-set for all ability levels, and 3 skate ski loops. It is the ideal place for skiers, snowshoers and hikers who are looking to experience the pristine nature that Southern Onondaga County has to offer. Ski, boot & pole rentals are available, Due to Covid-19, rentals are not available for the 2020-21 season.  Click here to download the Highland Forest Trail Maps. 

Cross Country Ski Season Passes - New for the 2020-2021 ski season, all passes must be purchased using our online application. Click here for more information and the application.
Please note: Season Passes will NOT be available to purchase at the park.

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Beaver Lake Nature Center

Beaver Lake offers 7 miles of ski trails. All ski trails are rated easy with the exception of the Three Meadows Trail which is rated moderate. Trails are one way on weekends. Ski rentals are not available.

  • Lake Loop Trail 3.0 miles (4.8 kms)
  • Deep Woods Trail 1.4 miles (2.3kms)
  • Woodland Trail 1.1 miles (1.7 kms)
  • Three Meadows Trail 1.5 miles (2.4 kms)
  • Pine Meadow Trail 0.5 miles (multiple use)

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Onondaga Lake Park

Enjoy Cross Country Skiing on the Shoreline Walking Trail, the Long Branch Park loop or on the West Shore Trail.  Rentals are not available.

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