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Beaver Lake Nature Center

Baldwinsville, Onondaga County

A composit of 3 photos:canoeing, trail, geese

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The rich mix of habitats provides the opportunity of seeing more than 200 species of birds and over 800 varieties of plants at the Beaver Lake Nature Center. Over 9 miles of maintained walking trails across gentle and varied terrain invite you to restore your connection to the earth. During the spring and fall, Beaver Lake is a resting spot for thousands of migratory Canada Geese and other waterfowl. The glacially formed lake has a fen on it southern shore where visitors can find cranberries and insectivorous plants such as sundew, pitcher plant and bladderwort.

Wildlife to Watch

Where to Watch

  • Visitors center
  • Observation tower
  • Overlook deck
  • Wildlife blind
  • Nine miles of trails, including several boardwalks, one nearly a mile long
  • Canoe trail through wetland area
  • Lake

Recreational Opportunities

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing
  • Guided walks

Accessible Features


This site has some accessible features, including trails and a visitors center. A full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations is available on the DEC website.


671 acres, with 200-acre lake

Closest Town



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Contact Information

Telephone: 315-638-2519
Address: 8477 East Mud Lake Rd., Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Website: Beaver Lake Nature Center (This link leaves DEC's website)

Photo credits: Beaver Lake Nature Center