Beaver Lake Nature Center activities

Snowshoeing Tug Hill

Beaver Lake Nature Center will lead a snowshoe hike through Tug Hill from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Jan. 25. Tug Hill is well known for its diverse wildlife and its snow. While snowshoeing into this remote area, led by a naturalist, participants will look for evidence of snowshoe hare, coyote and deer. A break will be scheduled midway through the hike for lunch and a warm drink. The price is $25 and includes transportation from the Nature Center and snowshoe rentals. Advance registration is required.

Moonlight skiing and snowshoeing

During the evenings of Jan. 23 through 31, when the full moon is in the sky, Beaver Lake Nature Center will be open until 9 p.m. for moonlight skiing and snowshoeing, provided there is adequate snow cover. Skiers and snowshoers can take advantage of the natural moonlight along Beaver Lake's 10 miles of trails. At trails' end is the visitor center with exhibits and a comfortable gathering room. Hot chocolate and other refreshments will be available. Snowshoes are available to rent for $3.

For their safety, night visitors should sign-in and sign-out at the visitor center, go with a friend, and bring a flashlight in case a section of the trail is especially dark.

Beaver Lake Nature Center is an Onondaga County Park located at 8477 East Mud Lake Road, four miles west of Baldwinsville off Route 370.

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