Green Lakes State Park
Manlius, Onondaga County
Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes, each of which is nearly 200 feet deep. These blue-green lakes are surrounded by old-growth forest of enormous hemlocks and tulip trees. Green Lake has a popular beach, an 18-hole golf course, campsites and cabins and a nature center. Round Lake is a registered National Natural Landmark, where visitors can snowshoe or cross-country ski on 10 miles of trails. Various wildlife make Green Lakes State Park their home and can best be observed from the hiking and ski trails.
Wildlife to Watch
- Canada geese
- White-tailed deer
- Red fox and gray fox
Where to Watch
- Interpretive Center
- Cross-country skiing
- Boating - paddle boats and row boats
This NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation site has accessible features that include picnic pavilions, camping, beach and cabin areas. See a full list of DEC's accessible recreation destinations.
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Address: 7900 Green Lakes Rd., Fayetteville, NY 13066
Website: Green Lakes State Park (This link leaves DEC's website.)
Photo Credits: Susan Shafer; and OPRHP