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Beaver Lake Nature Center
Beaver Lake Nature Center's winding hiking trails can be enjoyed in all seasons. The 200 acre glacial lake is a migratory stop for thousands of Canada geese that migrate through. Located just off NY 690 & NY 370 on East Mud Lake Road.
Note: Dogs are not allowed at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Plus, bikes are not allowed on the trails.
Hours Open Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas;
7:30am-call for closing time
Admission $2 per vehicle* $24 Annual Pass
Address: 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
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Beaver Lake Hiking Trails
Over 9 miles of well maintained walking trails across gentle and varied terrain invite you to restore your connection to the earth. Beaver Lake's 600 natural acres are the perfect setting for family fun or solitary renewal. Stop at the Vistor Center and be greeted by a friendly face at the information desk. Exhibits, light refreshments and a gift shop are also there for you.
Lakeview Trail - 0.3 miles- the expressway to the Beaver Lake shore.
Hemlock Hollow - 0.4 miles -the name itself suggests what you will find - a cool and shaded hide-away.
Pine Meadow - 0.5 miles - An isolated meadow shielded by pines on one side and a mixed forest on the other makes a storybook setting for rabbits, woodchucks and deer.
Bog - .6 miles - Our elevated boardwalk is your invitation to visit a habitat different from any other you may have expereinced. Yellow warblers declare ownership from the tops of spindly alders, while insect-eating pitcher plants and lady's slipper orchids grace the soggy floor.
Deep Woods - 1.4 miles - this trail affords hikers a long and meandering walk through the serenity of a maturing forest.
Three Meadows - 1.5 miles - Daisies dancing on warm breezes will put extra spring in your step as you cross sunny fields before enjoying the cool respite of the forest.
Lake Loop - 3.0 miles - Nearly 3/4 of a mile of boardwalk lets you immerse yourself in a variety of wetlands, yet still keep your feet dry.
Map of Beaver Lake Hiking Trails
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