We visited this great park- Beaver Lake Nature Center– many years ago, when the kids were young. It is one of the best little parks and nature trails I have ever visited. We haven’t gone yet, but I’m keeping my options open, since we’ll be out toward Baldwinsville twice next month. I just thought I’d mention it here because it is a great place and deserves a little publicity. This is from the website:
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.
Its winding trails are to be enjoyed in all seasons. The 200 acre glacial lake is a migratory stop for thousands of Canada geese that migrate through, as well as an opportunity for summertime exploration by canoe.
Admission is dirt cheap– only $2 for a vehicle. There’s a small nature center where kids can explore. There’s a canoe dock for canoes and kayaks. There’s also a playground, picnic area, and heavily-wooded trails, which are the best! Be sure to bring cameras and binoculars– views of the wildlife are stunning. I captured a small map of the park.
The neat thing is that the park is open year ’round, a novelty in New York State. This is a GREAT place to see during chilly autumn– no bugs! Which reminds me– if you go before frost, bring bug spray, and lots of it.