Onondaga County Parks

Onondaga Lake Park

Attention Trail Users:

Lakeview Amphitheater Work To Begin: Portions of the West Shore Trail will be temporarily impacted by site work

Construction of the Lakeview Amphitheater has begun and the work will impact the West Shore Trail. Portions of the West Shore Trail will be open throughout construction of the Lakeview Amphitheater with the goal of striking a balance between safety and accessibility when dealing with an active construction site. The West Shore Trail will be open from the parking area in the State Fair Orange parking lot for approximately 1.5 miles to the Overlook Pavilion. It will also be accessible from the Long Branch Road parking lot for approximately 2.25 miles just short of Nine Mile Creek. Long term plans for the West Shore Trail include a bypass to allow accessibility when the existing trail is closed for an event.
posted 1/15/15

"The Central Park of Central New York"

With over 1 million visitors annually, Onondaga Lake Park, is the most popular park in Central New York. Experience the best paved, vehicle free trails in the region; a legacy of history reflecting 500 years of community growth; great special events, sporting competitions and festivals. Seven miles of shoreline nooks and crannies provide tremendous options for family  picnics, including developed areas in Willow Bay and Cold Springs.

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April-October: 6am-sunset plus 1/2 hour
November-March: 6am-sunset




106 Lake Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088

T: (315) 453-6712
F: (315) 453-6764


Click here for directions to 106 Lake Drive - This link is for the main park entrance and will get you to the Park Office, Wegmans Playground, Skatepark, Ballfields, Rental Shop, Salt Museum and trail access.

Click here for directions to Long Branch Park and the original West Shore Trail parking areas, located in the northwest section of the park.
Click here for directions to Willow Bay (including Saw Mill Creek Shelter & Bay View Tent). located in the northwest section of the park.

To access the newly opened West Shore Trail Extension:
From Points West:
Take I-690 East to Exit 7, turn left onto State Fair Boulevard, take the first left passing under I-690, drive straight toward the lake and turn left into the NYS Fair Orange Parking Lot.
From Points East:
Take I-690 West to Exit 7, head straight to the NYS Fair Orange Parking Lot.
The New York State Fair Orange Parking Lot is the designated parking area for the trail extension. Parking is free, except during the 12 days that the NYS Fair is open, late August-early September. Trail users may park in the lot at that time but will have to pay the $5 parking fee charged to fairgoers.

or take the bus...Centro Route 46 travels through the Village of Liverpool, riders should get off at either the Rt. 57 & Cypress or Hickory & Third Street stops. Visit www.centro.org for more information.

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.