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Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool

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Onondaga Lake Park is a 7.5 mile linear greenway located on the shores of Onondaga Lake, immediately west of Syracuse, New York. Most of the park lies in Liverpool.The park offers miles of shoreline nooks and crannies that provide options for family picnics, including developed areas in Willow Bay and Cold Springs. It has long been the park of choice for many special events, sporting competitions and festivals and attracts over one million visitors each year.The park is also home to the Salt Museum, East Shore Recreation Trail and West Shore Trail.HistoryOnondaga Lake Park has a legacy of history reflecting 500 years of community growth and has long been the park of choice for many special events, sporting competitions and festivals.Park activitiesActivities at the park include team sports, in-line skate lessons and bicycle-built-for-two rentals. Additionally, archery, boating, bikes and skates and kickball are popular activities in the park. The park also has paved, vehicle free trails and offers free outdoor wireless internet in the Griffin Visitor Center area.There is a tram that shuttles visitors between the Willow Bay Cafe and the Salt Museum. The suggested admission is $1 per visitor and $1 per tram ride.Cold Springs Mud LockThe Cold Springs Mud Lock, constructed in 1828, is located next to the old Erie Canal near a stone dust trail that leads to a small bridge over the lock. The Mud Lock was originally built out of wood, however, was rebuilt in 1836 using stone. The current lock was constructed by the Work relief program in the 1930s. At that time, the footbridge was also added.
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  • Went early morning. A little deserted but beautiful. Looks like a great place to walk and take in the pretty views. 
    Went early morning. A little deserted but beautiful. Looks like a great place to walk and take in the pretty views.  more »
  • Lovely park offering some great views of the lake. Large parking lot with tons of spaces. There may be an entrance fee during the peak season ($8 or so) but there was no fee when I visited there in... 
    Lovely park offering some great views of the lake. Large parking lot with tons of spaces. There may be an entrance fee during the peak season ($8 or so) but there was no fee when I visited there in...  more »
  • One of the nation's most polluted lakes is being restored. Honeywell is footing the bill for this massive cleanup. American bald eagles have returned as well as other fish and game. 
    One of the nation's most polluted lakes is being restored. Honeywell is footing the bill for this massive cleanup. American bald eagles have returned as well as other fish and game.  more »
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  • A hidden treasure of Liverpool, NY beautiful lake views nd fresh air all year long. Separate pedestrian and wheeled: skates, boards,bikes trails are provided. This is a great place to get your steps in and a sense of community.
  • A great place to visit. People from everywhere doing anything under the sun. Play grounds, sports, resturants and a great place to walk, run, or just get out and be social!
  • Lovely park offering some great views of the lake. Large parking lot with tons of spaces. There may be an entrance fee during the peak season ($8 or so) but there was no fee when I visited there in late September. I noticed some people fishing there, but I am not sure of the permit requirements. There is a large ane well-kept children play area there as well. The park also features a skate park, shuffleboard court, bocce ball court and volleyball court. If you walk further north along the lakeside, there is a marina there. Lots of trails and paths for walking, jogging, running or biking. You can also rent bikes, skates and quad-bikes there as well. I would love to return when the leaves change colors later on in the fall...
  • Nice park with a walking trail on the shore of Onondaga Lake. The park has a children's playground, skatepark & a couple fishing peers. The walking trail is very short for the lakes overall size. The park would be better with longer walking trails.
  • Ohhh so beautiful 😍 It was really cold when I went, I am a floridian, couldn't stand out in the cold for that long. Planing to go back this weekend to get more pictures.

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