9 am to noon on Sundays during the warm months Onondaga Lake Parkway is closed off to vehicle traffic. You can use it for roller blading, running, walking, or biking. A lot of people do this every week.
Syracuse's newest mini golf is in the Town of Clay. Hickory Hills also has an accompanying 18 hole public golf course and a driving range.
Location: 3451 Route 31 in Clay. Between Route 57 and the Belgium Bridge.
Instead of going to the Big Mall Theaters, head to Hoyts Cinemas Cicero 13 in the northern suburbs of Syracuse. It's a very nice Movie Theater. I usually go here instead of Carousal, Shoppingtown or Great Northern Malls. It is a lot easier to get in and out of too. Hoyts Cinemas Cicero 13 also has Stadium "like" seating!
Morgan Forest is located near Labrador Mountain in Truxton, which is a 30 minute drive on Route 20 from Syracuse. It is a state owned park area, and has several hiking trailheads. If you hike to the top of the drumlin (small mountain formed by glacial sediment) there is a clearing where you can catch the occaisional hang-glidert takeoffs. A beautiful view of a lake below and the countryside makes sitting up there for an hour worth it.
Take your Dog to the only Dog Park in Central New York. This is a spot where pet owners can exercise their dogs off the leash. Located off Route 370 in Liverpool.
Walk the charming main street and do some shopping! The stores vary, but on a sunny day you will see many people out and about!
Go swimming in Oneida Lake or just have a picnic.
Address 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd., Brewerton, NY 13029
Lincoln Park is not located in the safest part of the city, but it does have a nice little view of downtown.
Lincoln Park is located on the northside of Syracuse.
Schiller Park is located on a hill on the northside of Syracuse. Near Butternut and Grant. It has some beautiful views of Syracuse. If they cleared the brush, it would be even better...
Franklin Square is a historic area of Syracuse that is under-going redevelopment. Nice little place to check out.
Located just northwest of Downtown.
Clay's Golfer Dome has an Indoor/Outdoor Driving Range, Professional Golf Lessons, Pro Shop, Mini Golf, and Batting Cages.
Location: 3985 Route 31Liverpool, NY 13090
This village near Syracuse, NY has many shops and restaurants. Baldwinsville is located on the Erie Canal and has a Lock which is very busy during the summer months.
Montezuma Refuge is a major resting area for waterfowl and other waterbirds on their journeys to and from nesting areas in northeastern Canada.
If you have a boat, the Erie Canal waterway is great. You can cruise past old villages, go fishing, and even travel across the State if you'd like.
Try and take a trip out to the Finger Lakes. There are plenty of wineries and scenic views. It is a very relaxing time.