Winter Wonders at Beaver Lake Nature Center

Beaver Lake Nature Center, one of Baldwinsville’s hidden treasures, is only a 15 minute drive from Syracuse.  I can remember visiting Beaver Lake several times as a child on school field trips and with family.  It was always a thrill to explore the different trails through the woods and around the lake, and to discover the variety of plants and wildlife along the way.

Open daily and year-round, this peaceful conservatory has nine miles of trails.  Whether you’re hiking, skiing, or partaking in one of the many nature programs offered, you can enjoy this retreat with family, friends, children, or solo!  

Rather than staying indoors all winter, try admiring the beauty of the season by experiencing one of the winter programs. This weekend (1/6, 1/7, 1/8), ski or snowshoe along the moonlit trails with a friend until 9:00 PM, then cozy up and enjoy a hot beverage in the Visitor Center afterwards.  

Throughout the months of January and February, take a guided wildlife snowshoe walk!  The walks begin at 2:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday when snow conditions are favorable.  Because space will be limited, call at 8:00 AM the day of the walk to register (315-638-2519).

Other upcoming events include the Mid-Winter Blues Run on February 5th, and the Eastern Mountain Sports & Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Snowshoe Race on February 12th.  Visit the website to download the registration forms.  

It’s always a good idea to call ahead, as certain events are weather permitting.  If you’ve visited Beaver Lake, please let us know about your experience.  Better yet, we’d love to see pictures!

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