Syracuse Off The Beaten Path

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    Really Nice view from Parking lot of the Zoo!

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004
    View of Syracuse from Zoo parking lot

    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

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    Visit the Finger Lakes!

    by donclark Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Finger Lakes near Syracuse

    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.

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    See a Movie at Hoyts Cinemas Cicero 13

    by donclark Written Jan 13, 2004
    Hoyts Cinemas Cicero 13 near Syracuse, NY

    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!

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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 Preserve near Syracuse

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

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    Great views of the city from Schiller Park

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004

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    View from Schiller Park in 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...

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    Baldwinsville, NY

    by donclark Written Apr 24, 2004

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    Baldwinsville near Syracuse, NY

    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.

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    Travel the Erie Canal

    by donclark Written Mar 29, 2004

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    Erie Canal near Syracuse

    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.

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    Wegmans Good Dog Park

    by donclark Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Good Gog Park near Syracuse

    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.

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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 Golf Dome near Syracuse

    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

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    Go to Franklin Square

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004
    Franklin Square in Syracuse, NY

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

    Located just northwest of Downtown.

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    Great views of Downtown from Lincoln Park

    by donclark Written May 11, 2004
    View from Lincoln Park in Syracuse

    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.

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    Oneida Shores County Park

    by donclark Written Jun 23, 2004
    Oneida Shores Park near Syracuse

    Go swimming in Oneida Lake or just have a picnic.

    Address 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd., Brewerton, NY 13029

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