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Beaver Lake Nature Center February activities

— Snowshoe Feast

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Beaver Lake Nature Center's Snowshoe Feast will capture the flavor of a winter's night in the northern woods. After enjoying a hearty meal, participants will venture out on a guided hike in the frozen woods, which will be on snowshoes if there is sufficient snow. A crackling fire and Colin Aberdeen's guitar welcomes guests back inside for dessert. Registration required; $25.

Tracking wildlife on snowshoes

Beaver Lake Nature Center invites visitors to join a naturalist for tracking wildlife on snowshoes at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February. FREE; registration required – call the nature center to register, beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the hike, and to check snow conditions. While this program will be offered regardless of snow cover, it will only be on snowshoes when snow conditions are acceptable.

Ski 100 miles

Beaver Lake Nature Center offers Ski 100 Miles, an incentive to get out and enjoy the nature center's trails this winter. Cross-country skiers can sign up to record ski mileage in a personal logbook and stamp in the date at the front desk for verification. When a skier has accumulated 100 miles, he/she will be rewarded with a long-sleeve T-shirt proclaiming "I Skied 100 Miles at Beaver Lake Nature Center." The registration fee is $10; no time limit to reach the 100-mile goal.

Walk 100 Miles

Beaver Lake Nature Center welcomes visitors to sign up for our popular walking program that rewards the completion of walking 100, 200, 300 or 1,000 miles. This ongoing program helps motivate walkers to get out into the peaceful woods to reach exercise or stress-relief goals. After registering, participants receive a logbook in which to stamp the date after each walk and keep track of mileage covered. There is no time limit, as Walk 100 Miles is an ongoing program. Upon completing a goal, walkers will be rewarded with a commemorative T-shirt, with a different design for each of the four goals. There is a $5 program fee.

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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