Kayaks and Canoes are now permitted, and rentals are available, Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm, by advance reservation only. All visitors will be required to comply with all current social distancing, safety and clean kayak/canoe guidelines. Call the Nature Center at (315) 638-2519 to reserve.
Please note: The trails and restrooms are open but the visitor center is not. Due to social distancing guidelines, the parking lot will 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 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.
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Please Note: Dogs are not allowed at Beaver Lake Nature Center. In addition, bikes are not allowed on the trails.
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.
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2020 Golden Harvest Festival has been cancelled. See you next year!
Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 2021
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