Beaver Lake Nature Center: Last chance for fresh maple syrup

— Spring vacation camp

Beaver Lake Nature Center is the perfect place for first through fourth graders to spend their spring vacation, April 9 to13. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day of Beaver Lake Nature Center's Spring Vacation Camp, naturalists will take campers around the park to look for critters under a log, play nature-themed games, make crafty creations or picnic in the woods. Camp is $30 per day per child; registration required.

Spring adventure week

There will be plenty of things for families to do at Beaver Lake Nature Center during spring adventure week, the week of school vacation, April 9 to 13. Each day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., visitors can hear a naturalist's interactive presentation on an animal species that lives around Beaver Lake. At 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. a naturalist will lead a discovery hike on one of the trails. From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. there will crafts and other ongoing children's activities including a children's beetle search along a trail with Beaver Lake Nature Center's special beetle replicas.

Beaver Lake amateur photography contest

The Friends of Beaver Lake are sponsoring an amateur photo contest to capture the beauty and diversity of Beaver Lake Nature Center. Photograph entries must be taken at Beaver Lake Nature Center and must be submitted by July 31. Entries will be judged for cash prizes in the following age categories: 11 and under, 12 to 17 years and 18 and over. $5 per entry.

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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