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Highland Forest

Current Weather:
30F / -1C
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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:54 pm - Fabius, NY
Rental Information: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. For more information, click on link below.
Snowfall: 17" - 19" Base
Conditions: Packed powder. Tracks set on Pines Junction Trail, Northview, Westwind, Westwind Cutoff, Southside, and Southside Cutoff Loops. Skate ski loops combed. Eastrim and South Extension snowmobile packed Friday.
Last Updated: 3/3/2015 @ 8:28am


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HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH RIDES: Weekends; 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  Last available ride departs at 3:30PM.  Horse-drawn wagon used when conditions do not permit the use of a sleigh. Adults $6, children 5 & under $3, 20-25 minute ride, first come first serve.

CONCESSIONS: Weekends; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

Beaver Lake Nature Center

Current Weather:
31F / -1C
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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52 pm - Baldwinsville, NY
Rental Information: Rentals available from 9am until 3:30pm
Snowfall: Substantial base. (24-36") 3-4" new snow overnight. Drifting occurring on trails east of the lake.
Conditions: Tracks set Friday.
Last Updated: 3/2/2015 @ 9:26am

Three Meadows, Lake Loop, Deep Woods, and Woodland Trails are open for SKIING ONLY.

Hemlock Hollow, Bog, and Lakeview Trails are open for WALKING.

Pine Meadow is a multi-use trail.

Northern and Southern Exposure trails open for SNOWSHOEING.


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Onondaga Lake Park - Long Branch Park

Current Weather:
31F / -1C
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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52 pm - Liverpool, NY
Rental Information: Not available
Snowfall: Substantial base in most areas (at least 12"). Several inches of fresh powder on top
Conditions: Good
Last Updated: 2/10/2015 @ 2:06pm

The sledding hill is open daily, weather permitting from 10 AM until 5 PM. The hill is located in Long Branch Park and is unsupervised. Cross country skiing is allowed at Long Branch Park and on the Shoreline Walking Trail at Onondaga Lake Park.

Oneida Shores

Current Weather:
31F / -1C
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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52 pm - Brewerton, NY
Rental Information: Not available
Snowfall: 12"-13"
Conditions: Hard Packed
Last Updated: 3/3/2015 @ 8:21am

Snowmobiles are NOT ALLOWED in the Mckinley Ridge Reserved Area of park, or near Arrowhead Lodge.

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