The Charlie Major Nature Trail has had many improvements just this year. There is a playground and a picnic area that has been add to the Mottville end of the trail.
The Centers for Nature Education, Inc. was originally formed as Onondaga Nature Centers in 1966.
Onondaga Nature Centers was instrumental in developing the Beaver Lake Nature Center, which is now an Onondaga County Park, and the Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, which was turned over to another private organization in 1982.
Our name was changed to Centers for Nature Education after we turned the Beaver Lake Nature Center over to Onondaga County for management.
Centers for Nature Education, Inc.
PO Box 133
Call us! (315) 673-1350
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Cayuga Nature Center
Cayuga Nature Center
Visitors to Cayuga Nature Center can explore the wonders of the natural world first hand. The CNC houses over 40 live Animals in both indoor and outdoor exhibits. (more…)
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.
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.
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.