Onondaga County Parks


Four Great Trails at Onondaga Lake Park!

Whether it's in-line skating, bicycling, walking or running, Onondaga Lake Park has the perfect trail for you. For more information, including mileage, click here to download the Onondaga Lake Park map.

East Shore Recreation Trail

Over two and one-half miles long and twenty feet wide, this paved trail is ideal for in-line skating and bicycling. During the peak season of April to October, pedestrian use is allowed only if it does not impede wheeled users and stay within three feet of the shoulder and with no more than two abreast. Dogs are not allowed on the trail during peak season. Trams follow the center line.

During the off-season of November to March, wheels and pedestrians share the trail. Dogs on 6' leashes are allowed with pedestrian use but not with wheeled users.

Shoreline Walking Trail

This trail is designated for walkers and runners. Only foot traffic is allowed on this two mile long trail. Distance markers along the route help you maintain consistent mileage. Special uses (strollers, children's bicycles with training wheels, tricycles and wheel chair users) are also permitted on this trail. Dogs must be on a 6' leash.

This trail is not plowed in the winter. When it snows please use the plowed East Shore Recreation Trail.

West Shore Trail - John Haley Memorial Trail

Located along the scenic western shore of Onondaga Lake, this paved trail meanders through over two miles of wind-sheltered woodlands. It is perfect for bicyclists, walkers, runners and nature enthusiasts. This side of Onondaga Lake is rich in history; several resorts and dance halls once stood here. If you are looking for a quiet change of pace, this is the trail for you.

Lakeland Trail

Located off the West Shore Trail, this stonedust and natural surface trail is ideal for solitude and observation.

Trail Rules:

  • No motorized vehicles allowed.
  • Onondaga County law requires helmet use for ages 17 and below on bikes and in-line skates.
  • Skaters and bicyclists may not be accompanied by pets.
  • Keep to the right.
  • Maintain safe, controllable speed.
  • Wear proper safety equipment.
  • Announce “passing” or “on your left” when passing.
  • Be courteous to other users.
  • Do not block or crowd the trail - step off to the side when not moving.
  • Watch for the tram - it has the right of way and follows the center line.
  • Leash and clean-up after your pets. (Leash not longer than six feet). There are disposable, free mutt-mitts to assist in clean-up.
  • Report all accidents to Park staff.
  • Help keep the Park clean.


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