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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 creates the possibility 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
  • Wildlife blind
  • Nine miles of trails, including a one-mile boardwalk
  • Lake

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, canoeing/kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing


660 acres, with 200 acre lake


See Google Maps and enter your address for step by step directions to Beaver Lake Nature Center. (This link will open a page outside of the DEC website. Hold Shift down while clicking on the link to open it in a new window)

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