Onondaga Lake Park
"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.
Things to Do & See:
- Boat Rentals, Marina & Boat Launch
- Butterfly Garden of HOPE - Please note: The garden is not a part of Onondaga County Parks
- Bicycle & Equipment Rentals
- Fishing Information
- Exercise & Wellness Programs
- Historic Sites
- Irish Road Bowling Tournament
- Long Branch Park
- Salt Museum
- Shelter Rental Information
- Wegmans Good Dog Park
- Wegmans Lights on the Lake - November 14, 2014 - January 4, 2015
- Wegmans Playground
- Village of Liverpool Information
- Onondaga Lake Cleanup Information
- Onondaga Lake Cleanup Information for Boaters
PLEASE NOTE: The tram is currently out of service and is not operating today. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Enjoy a leisurely four mile (50 minute) round-trip ride on the East Shore Recreation Trail along picturesque Onondaga Lake. While the "official" starting point is at the Griffin Visitor Center, several stops along the way allow you to access the tram throughout the park.
The tram operates 7 days a week • The tram departs from the Griffin Visitor Center tram stop at the top of each hour.
Saturday, May 10 - Friday, May 23 • 11am - 7pm
Saturday, May 24 - Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day) • 11am - 8pm
Tuesday, Sept. 2 - Monday, Oct. 13 (Columbus Day) • 11am - 7pm
FREE (Suggested Donation of $1 per person is appreciated)
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please be mindful of those park patrons waiting patiently to enjoy the tram when seating is limited during heavy usage times.
April-October: 6am-sunset plus 1/2 hour
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.