Syracuse Off The Beaten Path

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    Visit the Village of Liverpool

    by donclark Written May 1, 2004

    The Village of Liverpool has never looked better. There are many shops, restaurants, and parks to visit in this small village near Onondaga Lake. (next time plant trees that are alive...no more dead trees please)

    Village of Liverpool welcoming sign
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    Really Nice view from Parking lot of the Zoo!

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004

    Burnet Park Zoo has an upper parking lot that has a wonderful view of downtown Syracuse and the northside.

    Directions:From 690-East, exit at Bear Street and follow signs. From 690-West, exit at Geddes Street and follow signs. From Interstate 81 South, exit at Bear Street and follow signs. From 81-North, take 690-West and exit at Geddes Street, follow signs

    View of Syracuse from Zoo parking lot
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    Visit the Finger Lakes!

    by donclark Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Finger Lakes are a good place to relax on a day trip. There are 11 Finger Lakes. They all sit southwest of Syracuse. Half the lakes are located in the Syracuse metro and half are near the Rochester metro. Skaneateles is the best one near Syracuse, which is only 15 miles away from downtown.

    Finger Lakes near Syracuse
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  • Morgan Forest is located near...

    by expwombat Written Aug 26, 2002

    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.

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    Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

    by donclark Written Apr 21, 2004

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    Montezuma Refuge is a major resting area for waterfowl and other waterbirds on their journeys to and from nesting areas in northeastern Canada.

    Montezuma Preserve near Syracuse
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    Great views of the city from Schiller Park

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004

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    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...

    View from Schiller Park in Syracuse
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    Travel the Erie Canal

    by donclark Written Mar 29, 2004

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    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.

    Erie Canal near Syracuse
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    Baldwinsville, NY

    by donclark Written Apr 24, 2004

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    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.

    Baldwinsville near Syracuse, NY
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    Wegmans Good Dog Park

    by donclark Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

    Good Gog Park near Syracuse
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    While you're in Cazenovia

    by shrimp56 Written Dec 11, 2005

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    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!

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    Try and take a trip out to the...

    by ppotts Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Try and take a trip out to the Finger Lakes. There are plenty of wineries and scenic views. It is a very relaxing time.

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    Practice your game at Clay's Golfers Dome

    by donclark Written Apr 24, 2004

    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

    Clay Golf Dome near Syracuse
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    Go to Franklin Square

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004

    Franklin Square is a historic area of Syracuse that is under-going redevelopment. Nice little place to check out.

    Located just northwest of Downtown.

    Franklin Square in Syracuse, NY
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    Great views of Downtown from Lincoln Park

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004

    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.

    View from Lincoln Park in Syracuse
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    Oneida Shores County Park

    by donclark Written Jun 23, 2004

    Go swimming in Oneida Lake or just have a picnic.

    Address 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd., Brewerton, NY 13029

    Oneida Shores Park near Syracuse
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