From the Onondaga County Parks calendar: "Come and watch a demonstration put on by the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s Woods women team. Watch as they show off their forestry skills. They will have competitions with axes, crosscut saws, and chainsaws. The team travels all over the state to compete in events."
Demonstrations take place from 9 AM to 2PM, so we can be flexible in what time we attend. We can also hike some of the trails.Located just 15 minutes northwest of Syracuse, New York, in Baldwinsville, Beaver Lake Nature Center offers 9 miles of trails. Beaver Lake features winding trails that are designed to be enjoyed in all seasons. All the trails are well marked and flat for the most part. There is a $5 admission per vehicle which is paid when leaving the park.
Footgear and clothing to suit the weather, water, snacks, camera or binoculars if you wish.
- Important to know - Some additional info on the Park
7:30am to 5:00pm
**Gate is locked at 5:00pm**
8:00am – 4:45pm
$5 exit fee per vehicle
The park closes at dusk and the visitor center closes fifteen minutes beforehand. As such, closing times change throughout the year.
Dogs are not allowed at Beaver Lake Nature Center. In addition, bikes are not allowed on the trails.
RSVP and Cancellations – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
Please respect the trip leader and update your RSVP if you sign-up but then are unable to attend. Please also RSVP early, especially if there are only a few signed up. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. So be sure to RSVP and share your cell phone number when asked, as events may have changed and you will not receive notification. If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader, as not all leaders have access to the Meetup app on their phones (let her know who it is who is calling/texting). Contact information is included in your registration confirmation. Be sure to copy down the address, directions, and trip leader contact information to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.
This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are invited to join us on two events to see what you think. The third time's a charm - we'll ask you to join Women Outdoors at that point. You can join now by clicking on Join Us.