Onondaga Lake Park Trail System

Long, easy trail system for biking, running, and walking in Syracuse around Onondaga Lake

Info: Very nice, well-maintained park and trail system along Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, great scenery. Bathrooms, water, historical markers, historic lock system, museums, benches, garbage bags, easy and level concrete trails, fishing. A number of trail systems here. See site here for lots more info, including maps and directions. There is also a very nice dog park at the park called Wegman’s Good Dog Park, and connected other parks, Salt Museum, and remains of old lock system that you can walk over at one end. The trail has being expanded and is now 7.5 miles long.  There is one trail for runners and bicyclers (depending on the time of year) and one trail for walkers.  Lights on the Lake is held along this trail also.
As of 2020 a new extension of the trail has bee added on the southern side of the lake and the work to extend it further continues.

Directions/Location: Get onto the ThruWay/I-90 in Syracuse heading west and look for Exit 38 (on the Thruway), then left onto CR-57 toward Liverpool/Syracuse, after almost three miles keep left onto CR-57N towards Fulton/Oswego, then left onto Oswego Road, then left onto John Glenn Boulevard, then right onto Cold Springs Road, look for the park entrances along this road.
Get Google Map Directions here or use map below (Click ‘Directions’ below).

GPS Coordinates: N43 07.565 W76 14.990

Trail Distance: 7.5 or so, a new section adds more and is being extended.

Trail Map (trail is dotted line):

Onondaga Lake Trail

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Onondaga Lake Park Trail - Parking at Visitor\'s Center: 43.097997, -76.204559
Onondaga Lake Trail parking in Orange Parking Lot: 43.074425, -76.209283
Onondaga Lake Parking - at Long Branch end: 43.118594, -76.243787
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Onondaga Lake Park Trail - Parking at Visitor's Center
Onondaga Lake County Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, NY, United States
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Onondaga Lake Trail parking in Orange Parking Lot
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Onondaga Lake Parking - at Long Branch end

Date/Time Open: Daylight hours

Mountain Biking Allowed: Yes. Also good for regular bikes, very easy riding.

Hiking/Walking Allowed: Yes.

Cross-Country Skiing: ?

Fishing: Yes.

Pets Allowed: Yes.

Built on Former Railroad Bed: No.

Special Instructions: See rules of the trail at official site below.

For More Information: Official site here.

Also see: Creekwalk and Bear Trap Creek Bikeway.

Visitor Trail Review/Info:From reitze – “They’ve been killing them via rules. I used to ride bike with my dog till this year there’s a new rule against that. Kids won’t use the skateboard park or ride their bikes there either because of the helmet/equipment rules. see my youtube channel for more http://www.youtube.com/reitze01”

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