Onondaga County Parks

Trails

Over 9 miles of maintained walking trails across gentle and varied terrain invite you to restore your connection to the earth. Beaver Lake's 600 natural acres are the perfect setting for family fun or solitary renewal. Stop at the Vistor Center and be greeted by a friendly face at the information desk. Exhibits, light refreshments and a gift shop are also there for you. Click here to download a trail map.

  • Lakeview Trail - 0.3 miles
    The expressway to the Beaver Lake shore.
  • Hemlock Hollow - 0.4 miles
    The name itself suggests what you will find - a cool and shaded hide-away.
  • Pine Meadow - 0.5 miles
    An isolated meadow shielded by pines on one side and a mixed forest on the other makes a storybook setting for rabbits, woodchucks and deer.
  • Bog - 0.6 miles
    Our elevated boardwalk is your invitation to visit a habitat different from any other you may have expereinced. Yellow warblers declare ownership from the tops of spindly alders, while insect-eating pitcher plants and lady's slipper orchids grace the soggy floor.
  • Deep Woods - 1.4 miles
    This trail affords hikers a long and meandering walk through the serenity of a maturing forest.
  • Three Meadows - 1.5 miles
    Daisies dancing on warm breezes will put extra spring in your step as you cross sunny fields before enjoying the cool respite of the forest.
  • Lake Loop - 3.0 miles
    Nearly 3/4 of a mile of boardwalk lets you immerse yourself in a variety of wetlands, yet still keep your feet dry.
  • Arboretum Trail - 0.3miles
    An asthectically refreshing place for a walk, and with the habitat it offers, a perfect place to view wildlife. Click here to download the Arboretum Trail brochure (it's a large file, 35 MB, so it may take a few minutes to download.)

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.