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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“Glacial lake, surrounded by trails, forest, and beaches. This state park is a unique treasure to central New York. Family friendly, with a variety of activities and rentals. Enjoy the park's golf course and restaurant, which offers amazing views! ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“A spectacular county park, with year-round activities and over 20 miles of trails. Enjoy horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, mountain biking, and more! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Zoo
“Zoo. Elephants & penguins are among the animals at this 43-acre zoo with wildlife trail & aviary.”
  • 7 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Great place to hike and see the geological features of the area. There is also a miniature model of the stairs in the visitor center that our family created.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Great trails and a step back in time, canoe rentals and snow shoeing in winter months”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Love this park for walking, running, biking and picnicking. I proposed to my wife there!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Beach
“Beach and Swimming available. Picnic area's available. Boat and canoe launch. Site of hot air balloon launch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Excellent Park with out door strength training stations, Rose Garden and Lilly Pond. Free Shakespeare in the Park in Summer.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“There is a boardwalk over a marsh which leads to a lovely view of Labrador Pond. We like to lap the boardwalk both ways for a brisk morning walk. (bring bugspray)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Get active! skate park, playground, walking and biking trail by the lake. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Scenic trails leading to a 137' waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County's first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. In addition to hiking, Pratt's Falls is popular for archery. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Plenty of trails and picnic areas. Great place to bring the whole family. There's enough to do here you could spend the whole day there.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“Guides in period clothing lead tours of artifacts & exhibits detailing 19th-century salt industry.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“If you’re looking for something local and easy, check out the park. There’s a nice little trail that’s perfect for running or just strolling along around the pond. They’ve got soccer goals there usually if you want to kick the ball around a bit (frisbee and soccer ball in the sunroom).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Nearby access to Onondaga Lake's paved walking & running trail, with plenty of parking.”
  • 1 local recommends