Monday, January 16, 2012

Beaver Lake

One of the Eastern Gray Squirrels visiting the feeders at Beaver Lake Nature Center
 -- © Dave Spier

Beaver Lake -- © Dave Spier

Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville [Onondaga County, NY] is a favorite winter destination for several reasons. First, a long row of large picture windows overlook the feeders at the edge of a woodsy area. In addition to birds, there are the omnipresent Eastern Gray Squirrels, and you can view them from the comfort of a heated room. The second reason is a good system of trails for x-c skiers and snowshoers. For extended walks, there’s an easy, fairly-level, three-mile loop around Beaver Lake itself.  Boardwalks cross the swampy trail sections.

Boardwalks cross the wet trail sections -- © Dave Spier

Donna on the trail around Beaver Lake in December -- © Dave Spier

For more information on Beaver Lake Nature Center, including trail map, visit their website at Onondaga County Parks:

A bench lets you take a break -- © Dave Spier

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Beaver Lake from the loop trail -- © Dave Spier

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