Please note: The trails and restrooms are open but the visitor center is not. Due to social distancing guidelines, the parking lot may be closed when approx. 1/3 full. As the trails are narrow, all visitors are reminded to social distance and to wear masks.
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 kayak & canoe.
Click here for more information about our trails, including maps.
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.
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Beaver Lake Nature Center's trails are designed for nature study and observations. Please be aware of the following policies:
- No Smoking
- No Pets
- No Bicycles
- No Collecting of Any Kind
- No Fires (including grills)
- Please walk, never run, by another visitor
Attention Professional Photographers: Please contact Beaver Lake, (315) 638-2519, before scheduling a photo shoot at the Nature Center.
Nature on Wheels Tours
May & June
Enjoy a 60-90 minute tour driven by a Naturalist, who will occasionally stop to take a close look at interesting features of nature! Available for groups only, maximum 9 people.
$27 per tour.
Advance Reservations Required.
Call the Nature Center for details.
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.
Click here or call the Nature Center for more information.
Attention Teachers & Parents:
Don't miss out on the monthly Beaver Lake Teacher Newsletter. Each issue is filled with fascinating seasonal information to be shared with all ages and you don't have to be a teacher to get it! Everyone is welcome to subscribe.
Click here to download a recent edition of the newsletter.
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. Please note: We do not share or sell our mailing lists.)
Click here for more information about school group programs,
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.