Known as the ‘Central Park of Central New York,’ Onondaga Lake Park [106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088] has got a lot going on.
Just 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.
Boaters 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.
There 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.
Our favorite part about the park was simply taking in the beauty of the lake and bird watching.
What a great place to get some exercise with a dreamy background.