Best of Syracuse: Onondaga Lake Park

Known as the ‘Central Park of Central New York,’ Onondaga Lake Park [106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088] has got a lot going on.

onondaga lake parkJust minutes from downtown Syracuse dense streets give way to green grass and an expansive lake. Onondaga Lake is the focal point of the park, 4.6 miles long and on a beautiful fall morning.

onondaga lake park 3Boaters and fishers were out on the water while others were admiring it from the path. There are organized well maintained trails one for walkers and runners, another for bikers and skaters.

onondaga lake park 5There are a multitude of additional activities ranging from shuffleboard, bocce ball, biking, volleyball, skating, also a playground and dog park. The Salt Museum was sadly closed on our visit, it would have been interested to learn about the industry and history of Syracuse.

onondaga lake park 10Our favorite part about the park was simply taking in the beauty of the lake and bird watching.

onondaga lake park 6 onondaga lake park 2 onondaga lake park 4 onondaga lake park 1What a great place to get some exercise with a dreamy background.

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