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Ride and Run for the Rescue

Ride and Run for the Rescue

July 20
Ride and Run for the Rescue is back again for 2024! Join us on July 20th at Long Branch Park as we ride and run to end hunger and homelessness in Central New York!
Choose from a variety of different races, perfect for any skill level. We offer a 62-mile bike ride, a 40-mile bike ride, a 20-mile bike ride, a 10-mile bike ride, a 2-mile family ...
Ride and Run for the Rescue
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

July 20
Join a Naturalist on a wild raspberry or blackberry ramble. Together we’ll pick the berries, hand churn our own ice cream, and then enjoy a real cool summer treat!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 20 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

July 20 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 21 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Moonlight Movie Series

Moonlight Movie Series

July 22 thru July 29
The Moonlight Movie Series, presented by Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care and Bill Rapp of Syracuse, is back! Join Galaxy Media on Mondays, July 15th, 22nd and 29th to watch 2 movies back-to-back on the big screens at the Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview FOR FREE! There will be popcorn, food and snack vendors, candy, singing, dancing and more insid ...
Moonlight Movie Series
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 22 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 23 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?

July 24
Do you like all things ooey, gooey, and slimy? You’re in luck! Join us to learn about all the creepy crawlies that live under rocks and logs. We’ll make a slimy craft and then check out some rocks and logs together and investigate who is living underneath.
About Sharing Nature with Your Child:Discover Beaver Lake through the eyes of your ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Who Lives Under the Rocks?
Time Out to Fish

Time Out to Fish

July 24 thru August 2
This long running program offers the opportunity for individuals & small groups with special needs, grandparents & grandchildren and veterans to enjoy a session of catch and release fishing fun at the facility. The program cost is $5 per person, children 2 & under are free. Participants are encouraged to supply their own bait (bait should be worms ...
Time Out to Fish
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 24 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Beaver Babies

Beaver Babies

July 25
Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Beaver Babies program provides a naturalist-lead outdoor experience for caregivers and their little ones. We will explore nature through walks, art, songs, and stories. This program is designed for children that are not old enough to participate in Sharing Nature With Your Child. Siblings who are too young to participa ...
Beaver Babies
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 25 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

July 25 thru August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
Time Out to Fish

Time Out to Fish

July 26 thru August 2
This long running program offers the opportunity for individuals & small groups with special needs, grandparents & grandchildren and veterans to enjoy a session of catch and release fishing fun at the facility. The program cost is $5 per person, children 2 & under are free. Participants are encouraged to supply their own bait (bait should be worms ...
Time Out to Fish
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 26 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

July 26 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Chocolate Challenge 5K/10K

Chocolate Challenge 5K/10K

July 27
If you like a refreshing morning run followed by delicious chocolate treats, then this event is for you. The Chocolate Challenge is a charity race that supports Kelleigh's Cause, an organization created to raise funds for Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) and rare disease research. This charity focuses on community involvement. The goal is to hold ...
Chocolate Challenge 5K/10K
Sunset Canoe Tour

Sunset Canoe Tour

July 27
Join us for a Naturalist guided tour after hours. Sunset on Beaver Lake is a special time as many animals such as herons, ospreys, and even beavers are active.
Canoes are limited to 560 pounds maximum of 4 people per canoe.
Registration: $18/Canoe-Member; $20/Canoe-Nonmember; canoe rental included
REGISTER NOW
Sunset Canoe Tour
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 27 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

July 27 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 28 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Moonlight Movie Series

Moonlight Movie Series

July 29
The Moonlight Movie Series, presented by Drakos Pediatric Urgent Care and Bill Rapp of Syracuse, is back! Join Galaxy Media on Mondays, July 15th, 22nd and 29th to watch 2 movies back-to-back on the big screens at the Empower FCU Amphitheater at Lakeview FOR FREE! There will be popcorn, food and snack vendors, candy, singing, dancing and more insid ...
Moonlight Movie Series
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 29 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 30 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Time Out to Fish

Time Out to Fish

July 31 thru August 2
This long running program offers the opportunity for individuals & small groups with special needs, grandparents & grandchildren and veterans to enjoy a session of catch and release fishing fun at the facility. The program cost is $5 per person, children 2 & under are free. Participants are encouraged to supply their own bait (bait should be worms ...
Time Out to Fish
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

July 31 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 1 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

August 1 thru August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!

August 2
This popular, annual beer-tasting fundraiser features a selection of regional craft beers, wines and cocktails. You'll enjoy a variety of local food trucks, live entertainment throughout the zoo, animals on evening exhibit - including our Asian elephants! A silent auction features animal artwork, collectables, dining experiences, movie and sports m ...
Brew at the Zoo and Dragons Too!
Time Out to Fish

Time Out to Fish

August 2
This long running program offers the opportunity for individuals & small groups with special needs, grandparents & grandchildren and veterans to enjoy a session of catch and release fishing fun at the facility. The program cost is $5 per person, children 2 & under are free. Participants are encouraged to supply their own bait (bait should be worms ...
Time Out to Fish
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 2 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

August 2 thru August 16
Like people, wildlife becomes more active on cool summer evenings. Join a naturalist as we stroll the meadows, forests, and lakeside in search of wildlife such as owl, deer, fox, and osprey.
Free with park admission. No registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 2 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Bandana Leaf Printing

Bandana Leaf Printing

August 3
Want to be the most fashionable person in New York? Use leaves to create your own wearable art! We will collect leaves to design a unique printed bandanas while learning about trees and photosynthesis!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Bandana Leaf Printing
Remembrance 5K Run/Walk for HOPE

Remembrance 5K Run/Walk for HOPE

August 3
Join HOPE For Bereaved as they come together to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed away. All proceeds from the event will help HOPE For Bereaved in it's mission of offering support, understanding, coping strategies, education, friendship and hope to grieving children, teens and families. Participants are invited to bring a picture of ...
Remembrance 5K Run/Walk for HOPE
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 3 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 3 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 4 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 5 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 5 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
Arrowhead Lodge Open House

Arrowhead Lodge Open House

August 6
Learn more about Arrowhead Lodge during an Open House! Arrowhead Lodge will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Tuesdays, January 9; February 6; March 5; April 2; May 7; June 4; July 9; August 6; September 3; October 1; November 5; December 3 • 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dates/times subject to chang ...
Arrowhead Lodge Open House
National Night Out

National Night Out

August 6
Join the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office and other location law enforcement agencies for National Night Out! Enjoy food trucks, bounce houses, music and more all while you meet members of local law enforcement and emergency service agencies. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and ...
National Night Out
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 6 thru August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 6 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 10; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

August 7
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 17; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Let's Get Batty

Let's Get Batty

August 7
Join us for a fun-filled evening all about bats. We’ll learn all about how unique bats are as mammals, why they are important, and some of the environmental issues affecting their survival. We’ll then head out with a bat expert for a walk as we search for bats using special devices to listen to their ultrasonic calls. Ages 8
Registration ...
Let's Get Batty
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike

August 7
Join a Naturalist on a wild raspberry or blackberry ramble. Together we’ll pick the berries, hand churn our own ice cream, and then enjoy a real cool summer treat!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Wild Berry Ice Cream Hike
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 7 thru August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
4-H Summer Camps

4-H Summer Camps

August 8
This summer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County is offering three 4-H day camps at three different Onondaga County Parks, at an incredibly reasonable rate of $50, for ages 8-14. Youth are welcome to register and attend more than one camp this summer, but please keep in mind that programs will be repeated each week.
July 8th – ...
4-H Summer Camps
Beaver Babies

Beaver Babies

August 8
Beaver Lake Nature Center’s Beaver Babies program provides a naturalist-lead outdoor experience for caregivers and their little ones. We will explore nature through walks, art, songs, and stories. This program is designed for children that are not old enough to participate in Sharing Nature With Your Child. Siblings who are too young to participa ...
Beaver Babies
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

August 8 thru August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
Owl Night Long

Owl Night Long

August 9
Venture into Beaver Lake’s forest at dusk in search of the elusive owl. On our way we’ll learn about the different types of owls in our area and what makes them such fascinating raptors.
Registration: $2/Member; $3/Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Owl Night Long
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 9 thru August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Sunset Kayak Tour

Sunset Kayak Tour

August 10
As the sun sets, tour Beaver Lake with a Naturalist. Paddle along the lakeshore in search of wildlife getting ready to turn in and those just waking up! Previous experience with kayaking is highly recommended.
Registration: $18/Kayak-Member; $20/Kayak-Nonmember; kayak rental included
REGISTER NOW
Sunset Kayak Tour
Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

August 10
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that ...
Walk with a Doc
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 10 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Salt City VW Car Show

Salt City VW Car Show

August 11
Join the Volkswagen Club of Central New York for the 20th annual Salt City VW Car Show at Oneida Shores Park! Event includes door prizes, DJ, food, children's activities, car show and more!
Salt City VW Car Show
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes

August 14
Hisssssss! Slither down to Beaver Lake to learn all about snakes! Join us to discover what makes snakes so sublime. We’ll make a snake craft and then go on a walk to see how many snakes we can observe!
About Sharing Nature with Your Child: Discover Beaver Lake through the eyes of your pre-schooler! Each session brings a new opportunity for ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Slithering Snakes
Buzz about Bees

Buzz about Bees

August 15
Become a honey bee for a day! We’ll learn all about these fascinating insects before visiting the flower gardens to see pollination in action. We’ll wrap up with a sweet reward – a taste of honey!
Registration: $6/Child-Member; $7/Child-Nonmember
REGISTER NOW
Buzz about Bees
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

August 15 thru August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
Color in Your Garden

Color in Your Garden

August 16
This class will take you on a colorful journey both in the classroom and through Beaver Lake’s gardens. We’ll focus on how to incorporate color into a garden using native plants starting with an introduction to color theory and the color wheel. We will then discuss each color in detail, what feelings the colors evoke, and what plants to use to ...
Color in Your Garden
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

Friday Evening Wildlife Walk

August 16
Like people, wildlife becomes more active on cool summer evenings. Join a naturalist as we stroll the meadows, forests, and lakeside in search of wildlife such as owl, deer, fox, and osprey.
Free with park admission. No registration required. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Friday Evening Wildlife Walk
Outdoor Skills Series

Outdoor Skills Series

August 16
Would you like your child to feel more confident with their outdoor knowledge? This program is designed to help participants feel more comfortable in the outdoors by honing in on basic outdoor skills. Each session we will do a deep dive on a survival skill while enjoying time in nature. This is an interactive and participation heavy program, as we ...
Outdoor Skills Series
Orienteering Open House

Orienteering Open House

August 17
Orienteering is the sport of finding your way with map and compass. Central New York Orienteering Club members will be on site several days in 2024 to answer questions, hand out maps, and help you get started. Groups large and small are welcome, as well as individuals or families. If bringing a a large group of 10 or more people, email us so we can ...
Orienteering Open House
Willow Bay 5K Run & Fitness Walk for Women

Willow Bay 5K Run & Fitness Walk for Women

August 17
Hosted by the Syracuse Chargers Track Club, this is a women-only event that was created in 1993 as part of the Women’s Distance Festival Series that was, at the time, being promoted throughout the country. The motivation for the series was to get a Women’s 5K Race into the Olympic games as up until then, it was thought that a 5K was too long of ...
Willow Bay 5K Run & Fitness Walk for Women
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 17 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

August 22 thru August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
Night Sensory Hike

Night Sensory Hike

August 23
Come explore Beaver Lake at night! Take a guided hike and experience your senses at nighttime. We will learn about how our senses differ from those of nocturnal animals, and do several activities along the trail to test how well we see, feel, hear, and smell things at night. Bring a flashlight and get ready to sense the world at night!
Regist ...
Night Sensory Hike
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 24 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs

August 29
Thursday Night Fun Runs meet at the Onondaga Yacht Club at Onondaga Lake Park.
The Syracuse Chargers Track Club (SCTC) is dedicated to the development of all aspects of athletics in Central New York. This includes support for youth development programs and the encouragement of individuals of all ages and abilities to participate in local, reg ...
Syracuse Chargers Track Club Thursday Night Fun Runs
My Team 5K

My Team 5K

August 31
Join Willow Running as they kick off the 2024 college football season on Saturday, August 31, at Saw Mill Creek Shelter at Onondaga Lake Park for the 2nd Annual My Team 5K to benefit David's Refuge. This event will coincide with the first game of the season for Syracuse University as they take on Ohio U. at 3:30pm at the Dome. All participants will ...
My Team 5K
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

August 31 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Arrowhead Lodge Open House

Arrowhead Lodge Open House

September 3
Learn more about Arrowhead Lodge during an Open House! Arrowhead Lodge will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Tuesdays, January 9; February 6; March 5; April 2; May 7; June 4; July 9; August 6; September 3; October 1; November 5; December 3 • 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dates/times subject to chang ...
Arrowhead Lodge Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

September 4
Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Wednesdays, May 8; June 5; July 10; August 7; September 4 & October 2. Dates/times subject to change.
Reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservatio ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Arc Race

Arc Race

September 7
The 30th Annual Arc Race will be both in-person and virtual this year, which means people from across CNY, the US, and the WORLD can participate! Getting involved has never been easier! When you sign up to walk or run, you support the Arc of Onondaga Foundation's efforts on behalf of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who recei ...
Arc Race
Golden Harvest Festival

Golden Harvest Festival

September 7 thru September 8
Enjoy a cherished Central New York tradition it its 45th year! Join us for Golden Harvest Festival on September 7 and 8, 2024. This old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone! The Festival features live music and entertainment on three stages, nature games and crafts, great shopping with local artists and vendors, fresh home ...
Golden Harvest Festival
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 7 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Golden Harvest Festival

Golden Harvest Festival

September 8
Enjoy a cherished Central New York tradition it its 45th year! Join us for Golden Harvest Festival on September 7 and 8, 2024. This old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone! The Festival features live music and entertainment on three stages, nature games and crafts, great shopping with local artists and vendors, fresh home ...
Golden Harvest Festival
Fall Conservation Bash

Fall Conservation Bash

September 12
Celebrate Conservation in Action!
SAVE THE DATE! - Thursday, September 12 | 6-9 p.m.
The Friends of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo Board of Directors invite you to join us for an elegant, autumn evening celebration with...
delicious, gourmet mix and mingle stationsa bounty of savory hors d’oeuvreslive music animal greetersand a live r ...
Fall Conservation Bash
Walk 4 CMT

Walk 4 CMT

September 14
Join the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association at the Bay View Shelter at Onondaga Lake Park for a wonderful morning filled with breakfast goodies, music, raffles and live entertainment! Walk 4 CMT is a volunteer led national fundraising campaign for the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association. By participating in this year-round campaign, you will be joining th ...
Walk 4 CMT
Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

September 14
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that ...
Walk with a Doc
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 14 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

September 15
The Syracuse Promise Walk for Preeclampsia will take place at the Willow Bay Shelter at Onondaga Lake Park on Sunday, September 15. Come enjoy food and drinks and try your luck with a basket raffle! Raffle tickets are $1 each. The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ supports the mission of the Preeclampsia Foundation as we improve the outcomes of hype ...
Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 21 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Sportsmen's Days

Sportsmen's Days

September 28 thru September 29
The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs with nearly 35 clubs and 10,000 sportsmen and women we represent invite the general public to the 2024 Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery on September 28th- 29th. Sponsors of Sportsmen’s Day include, Onondaga County, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, and the N ...
Sportsmen's Days
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

September 28 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Sportsmen's Days

Sportsmen's Days

September 29
The Onondaga County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs with nearly 35 clubs and 10,000 sportsmen and women we represent invite the general public to the 2024 Sportsmen’s Days at Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery on September 28th- 29th. Sponsors of Sportsmen’s Day include, Onondaga County, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bass Pro Shops, and the N ...
Sportsmen's Days
Arrowhead Lodge Open House

Arrowhead Lodge Open House

October 1
Learn more about Arrowhead Lodge during an Open House! Arrowhead Lodge will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions, on the following dates in 2024:Tuesdays, January 9; February 6; March 5; April 2; May 7; June 4; July 9; August 6; September 3; October 1; November 5; December 3 • 4:00pm-6:00pm. Dates/times subject to chang ...
Arrowhead Lodge Open House
Camp Brockway Open House

Camp Brockway Open House

October 2
Please note: This is the final Open House for the year. Next Open House will be in May 2025, date TBD.Learn more about Camp Brockway during an Open House! Camp Brockway will be open to visit, and staff will be on hand to answer questions.
No reservations are not needed. Customers with and without current reservations are welcome. Please note: ...
Camp Brockway Open House
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 5 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Walk with a Doc

Walk with a Doc

October 12
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare provider, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that ...
Walk with a Doc
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 12 thru October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October
Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the whole family with trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal encounters, keeper chats, games, activities, photo ops and costume parade! So, wear your ...
Zoo Boo
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 12 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 13 thru October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October
Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the whole family with trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal encounters, keeper chats, games, activities, photo ops and costume parade! So, wear your ...
Zoo Boo
Orienteering Open House

Orienteering Open House

October 19
Orienteering is the sport of finding your way with map and compass. Central New York Orienteering Club members will be on site several days in 2024 to answer questions, hand out maps, and help you get started. Groups large and small are welcome, as well as individuals or families. If bringing a a large group of 10 or more people, email us so we can ...
Orienteering Open House
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 19 thru October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October
Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the whole family with trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal encounters, keeper chats, games, activities, photo ops and costume parade! So, wear your ...
Zoo Boo
Working Women's Walking Group

Working Women's Walking Group

October 19 thru December 28
Enjoy a walk with friends, new and old! This meet-up group is designed for working women who are unable to take part in weekday programs at Beaver Lake Nature Center. The walking group will meet each Saturday morning, rain or shine, throughout the year. Meet in front of the Visitor Center at 8am.
Free with park admission ($5/vehicle).
Working Women's Walking Group
Zoo Boo

Zoo Boo

October 20 thru October 27
Trick or treat with the animals! Saturdays and Sundays in October
Join us for a "kooky-not-spooky" daytime Halloween celebration. The zoo transforms into a hauntingly fun destination for the whole family with trick-or-treat stations, creepy crawly animal encounters, keeper chats, games, activities, photo ops and costume parade! So, wear your ...
Zoo Boo