Over 20 miles of year round trails are the prime attraction at the “Adirondacks of Central New York.” The oldest county park contains more than six square miles of rugged forest terrain detailed in free maps available at Skyline Lodge; a self-guided Nature Trail is the perfect introductory hike.
Popular Activities include:
Hiking – Trails open during regular park hours.
Mountain Biking Season – May – November
Picnics – Meetings – Weddings – Reserve a Picnic Shelter (available May-October) or Skyline Lodge, (available year round) for your next special event – Learn More
Horseback Riding – Mid-April – November, Tuesdays – Sundays: Experienced trail guides will lead riders (ages 7 & up) for $25 per person per hour. Weather permitting. Reservations are required, call 495-6263.
Youth Group Camping – Five cabins and numerous tenting areas, available year round, are devoted to organized youth groups. Facilities rent from $29-$69 per night, which averages about $2 per child. Reserve online today, or call 683-5550 for information.
Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Application for purchasing of a Right – To – Burial may be made by contacting the Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center at (315)435-3217.
A passive setting and great views are the signature features of Onondaga County’s newest leisure facility, Otisco Lake Park, which was dedicated in 2000.The 3 acre site includes shoreline commemorative benches, majestic evergreens, and hundreds of feet of great fishing access. (more…)
Plunge into the world of Beaver Lake Nature Center. The Nature Center offers 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.
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.