New York's Beaver Lake Nature Center Makes For An Ideal Weekend Trip
Sometimes there’s no better way to recharge and rejuvenate over the weekend than to spend it in a haven of natural beauty, and upstate New York has so much of it to provide. One of our favorite spots you might not have heard of before is Beaver Lake Nature Center, a 660-acre nature preserve and educational center that is one of the best places to view wildlife and learn about the area’s natural habitats. Bring a few friends or a kayak along, and it might just become one of your upstate New York highlights!
If you want to spend a weekend observing wildlife of all kinds in upstate New York, this nature center is a great spot to hit the trails.
Nine miles of trails wind through this scenic preserve and give visitors a peek into the beauty of this gorgeous area just north of the Finger Lakes.
Come winter, four of the trails at the nature center are dedicated to cross-country skiing, one of the best ways to explore the surrounding winter wonderland.
The nature center also features exhibitions expounding on the various habitats contained on the nature center, including wetlands, lakes and forests.
This pied-billed grebe is just one of the many unique birds visitors of this beautiful nature center might spot during a visit.
When you're not hiking the scenic trails of this upstate haven, take a canoe or kayak out on Beaver Lake for the day. In the winter, snowshoe through the 660-acre preserve and immerse yourself in a snowy adventure.
Explore the nature center's Arboretum, which contains many different species of trees and a beautiful Arboretum Trial perfect for exploring the area.
The nature trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center are specifically designed for viewing wildlife and natural beauty. It's a destination any true nature enthusiast will appreciate!
You can learn more about the Beaver Lake Nature Center on
their website or even follow along with them on their Facebook page.
For more fun adventures in this region, head to
Onondaga Lake in Syracuse and enjoy a day on the water, walking through Onondaga Lake Park, or having a few drinks at Lakeland Winery!
What do you think about this nature center? Have you visited it already? What wildlife did you spot? We’d love to hear about your experiences there in the comments!
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8477 E Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027, USA