The 6 Best Outdoor Adventures Around Syracuse, New York

Syracuse is one of the most fun cities in New York, a college town full of life, great food, and community. But it’s also located in a prime area of the state, where the natural beauty of the Finger Lakes Region, a wealth of state forests, and tons of other trails and lakes make for an outdoor paradise. These are some of our favorite parks, trails, and preserves near Syracuse, both for locals and those just stopping through.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The Finger Lakes aren’t included on this list, but they’re another great option; Skaneateles Lake is only a half-hour drive away. If you’re up for a longer trip, Oswego is only 45 minutes away and has a prime location on Lake Ontario.

Address: 2300 Rathbun Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035, USA
Address: 8477 E Mud Lake Rd, Baldwinsville, NY 13027, USA
Address: 4007 Bishop Hill Rd, Marcellus, NY 13108, USA
Address: 6105 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078, USA
Address: Oneida Lake, New York, USA