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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
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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
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Sterling Lake Shore Park & Nature Center

Sterling Lake Shore Park & Nature Center
15730 Jensvold Rd., off Rt. 104A
Sterling, NY 13156
315-947-6143
wirwin2@twcny.rr.com
www.cayuganet.org/sterlingpark/
 
This spectacular 1400-acre site, with nearly two miles of Lake Ontario shoreline, features glacially formed bluffs with scenic vistas of Lake Ontario. Hiking and cross-country ski trails available. Sterling Nature Center has 700 acres of no hunting and 700 acres of open hunting. Call for listing of nature classes, exhibits and events.
 

Posted: Saturday, June 30th, 2007 @ 3:43 pm by Curt
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Emerson Park Auburn Cayuga County New York

Emerson Park offers something for the whole family to enjoy. Picnicking, swimming, boating, sport fishing, playgrounds, theater, concerts and history are among the many attractions you will find at Emerson Park on the north shore of beautiful Owasco Lake.

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 1:50 pm by Curt
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Onondaga Lake Park Onondaga Lake Park is truly a people’s place, with activity from dawn to dusk every day of the year. It’s special for a lot of reasons…free admission; the best paved, vehicle free trails in the region; free outdoor wireless internet (at the Griffin Visitor Center area);a legacy of history reflecting 500 years of community growth; and as the host to great special events, sporting competitions and festivals. Seven miles of shoreline nooks and crannies provide tremendous options for family picnics, including developed areas in Willow Bay and Cold Springs.  (more…)

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 9:04 am by Curt
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