Lakeview is the newest park located within Onondaga County Parks. The picturesque area opened in May 2014 and features a paved portion of Onondaga Lake Park's West Shore Trail, with access to walkers and bikers. There are several small shelters along the trail with benches enabling park users to take a break and enjoy the spectacular view. In addition, the park is home to the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater. Click here for more information about the amphitheater and the current schedule.
The area also has historical significance as it was once the site of the Lakeview Hotel. Built in 1872, the hotel was one of the earliest resorts on the western shore of the lake. Boxing exhibitions and band shows were popular events held there. By the 1920's, the Onondaga Lake resorts no longer existed.
Please note: The gates on both sides of the St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater section of the trail are closed at dusk the night before a concert or special event and will remain closed until reopening at approximately 7:00am the morning after the concert or event. If there are concerts 2 days in a row the gates will remain closed throughout the second day. Closing dates/times are subject to change. Click here for concert dates. As always, the West Shore Trail parking lot located on Long Branch Road will be open and all trail users can access the West Shore Trail from this point.
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.