Plunge into the world of Beaver Lake Nature Center...
Located just 15 minutes northwest of Syracuse, New York, in Baldwinsville, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers 9 miles of trails and over 400 annual programs. A rich mix of habitats creates the possibility of seeing more than 200 species of birds and over 800 varieties of plants.
Beaver Lake features winding trails that are designed to be enjoyed in all seasons. The 200 acre glacial lake is a migratory stop for thousands of Canada geese that migrate through, as well as an opportunity for summertime exploration by kayak & canoe.
Click here for more information about our trails, including maps.
To foster local and global stewardship of nature through diverse recreational and educational opportunities that enhance visitors' awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the natural world.
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Enchanted Beaver Lake - SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 20-Sunday, October 23 • 6:00-8:30pm
|Over 400 uniquely hand-carved pumpkins and luminaria illuminate Beaver Lake’s forest trails for a family-friendly experience unlike any other. Each evening includes unique photo opportunities, wild bird presentations, and crafts and activities. Food and drink will be available to purchase.
Sorry, this event is sold out. Tickets are for a specific night and no refunds/exchanges will be offered for any reasons. Ticket includes parking and admission for all everyone in the vehicle. IF you have a passenger van (15+ people) or bus, call the Nature Center for pricing.
Enchanted Beaver Lake has become a very popular event over the years and tickets sell out quickly. We know that not everyone will have an opportunity to attend this year; please know that we are looking at ways to improve that for the future. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Beaver Lake Nature Center's trails are designed for nature study and observations. Please be aware of the following policies:
- No Smoking
- No Pets
- No Bicycles
- No Collecting of Any Kind
- No Fires (including grills)
- Please walk, never run, by another visitor
Attention Professional Photographers: Please contact Beaver Lake, (315) 638-2519, before scheduling a photo shoot at the Nature Center.
Become a part of the amazing team of volunteers that make Beaver Lake Nature Center the special place that it is. All ages & abilities welcome.
Click here or call the Nature Center for more information.
Attention Teachers & Parents:
Don't miss out on the monthly Beaver Lake Teacher Newsletter. Each issue is filled with fascinating seasonal information to be shared with all ages and you don't have to be a teacher to get it! Everyone is welcome to subscribe.
Click here to download a recent edition of the newsletter.
Join our mailing list today, send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Teacher Newsletter" in the subject line. (You may wish to use your personal email address, since Constant Contact, our email marketing software provider, is blocked by some district servers. Please note: We do not share or sell our mailing lists.)
Click here for more information about school group programs,
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.