Photo Courtesy of Onondaga Lake State Park
Onondaga Lake State Park
Come and visit “Central New York’s Central Park” features Wegmans Playground, a skate park and The Salt Museum. The park is 7.5 mile linear greenway, featuring four great trails; East Shore Recreation, Shoreline Walking Trail, Lakeland Nature and the West Shore. Bustling year-round with social interaction, special events, waterfront picnics and the region’s premier skate and dog parks.
Located in Syracuse, NY, this state park is a prime bird watching location. A great variety of bird species frequent the area, including the United States’ national bird, the bald eagle. Click here to learn more about bird watching at the Onondaga Lake and throughout New York State.
Wegmans Landing, a ten-acre venue, includes Wegmans Playground, a colorful mecca with climbers, swings, play houses and slides. While the 16,000 sq. ft. concrete Onondaga Lake Skatepark, open to skateboarders, BMX bikers, and inline skaters, features the challenging Liberty Bowl, volcano, quarter pipes and fun boxes. Stop by the
The Salt Museum to learn a bit of Syracuse history, the museum was built on the site of an original salt boiling block. Admission to the museum is free, while paid tours are also available from late April-June & September, mid-October at 9:30a.m.-11:00a.m. & 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. As for hours the museum is open May 12 – October 7, 2018; Saturday & Sunday, 12p.m.-5p.m.
The area also includes the Griffin Visitor Center which is open Monday-Friday 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. The center features courts for shuffleboard, bocce, and volleyball. Visit Equipment Rental Shop to rent bikes of all sizes and various recreational equipment.