Sterling Lake Shore Park & Nature Center
15730 Jensvold Rd., off Rt. 104A
Sterling, NY 13156
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.
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.
Scenic trails leading to a 137′ waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County’s first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. Pratt’s Falls is popular for archery and cross-country skiing. (more…)
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.