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Clift Park, Thayer Park & Shotwell Park - Thayer and Shotwell Parks Bookend the commercial block of the StoryBook Village. Swimming – Public Swimming is offered in Clift Park on West Genesee Street in the Village, across from the Sherwood Inn. Residents swim for free with a season swim pass which are available at the Skaneateles Community Center or Town Hall. Daily admission fees for non-residents will be collected at Clift Park. Open July & August when lifeguards are on duty 7 days a week from 11a m. – 7p.m. (weather permitting)

Fishing is permitted in Thayer Park as well as on the City of Syracuse Pier.  Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Bass, Perch, remember your license!

Shotwell Park is the Veterans’ Memorial Park honoring those who served.

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Charlie Major Nature Trail – Enjoy the natural and historic aspects by walking the old Skaneateles Creek between Old Seneca Turnpike and Crow Hill Road. Learn about our history of water powered indusrty. Trail brochures are available at the Skaneateles Town Hall and the Skaneateles Community Center. There is a nice area to picnic along the creek at the north end near the Crow Hill bridge.

 

Skaneateles Conservation Area – The Town of Skaneateles has obtained recreational land for preservation. The property is located off Gully Road and New Seneca Turnpike, the land has two separate ponds. It is a great place to go hiking. To reserve he Picnic Pavilion contact the Recreation Department for a facilities use permit. Carry-in-Carry out trash policy. No restroom facilities.

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Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2007 @ 7:24 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails

 
 
 
 

Austin Park, Skaneateles Village, across from the Elementary School on State Street.  Currently in Austin park are picnic areas, 2 playgrounds, basketball courts, an exercise path (.55 miles), softball and baseball fields, soccer fields, beach volleyball courts, a ball wall, horseshoe pits, lighted tennis courts and two Ice Skating Rinks, Aquatic Center and Community Center. New! Nature Trail through the woods running from the Community Center to the North.

Posted: Saturday, November 10th, 2007 @ 7:09 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails

 
 
 
 

The Plunge

Picture Skaneateles by Champy

Or better yet, visit his NYFALLS website.

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2007 @ 6:39 am by Curt
Filed under: Picture Skaneateles,Waterfalls

 
 
 
 

B&W historic photo collage
Heritage New York
Learn more about New York’s heritage trails.

Did you know Seward House is a recognized site on New York’s Underground Railroad Heritage Trail? Learn more at http://www.heritageny.gov/.

Posted: Sunday, September 23rd, 2007 @ 10:15 am by Curt
Filed under: Road Trips

 
 
 
 

Waterfalls in the Finger Lakes Region

Waterfalling Near Skaneateles
by Sue Freeman

Waterfalling is the sport of visiting waterfalls. Because of its glacial history and geologic features, the Finger Lakes Region is loaded with waterfalls – all waiting for your discovery. Some can be seen from the seat of your car; others require a very short walk. Still others require a long walk or hike. The ultimate in adventure waterfalling comes when you get your feet wet and walk up a shallow stream to climb small waterfalls and eventually stand spellbound at the base of a mighty cataract. This form of waterfalling is labeled creekwalking.

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Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2007 @ 9:58 am by Curt
Filed under: Waterfalls