Events Calendar

Event list

Fiber Frolic

Fiber Frolic

April 20
Explore the art and craft of hand spinning with the Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society. During this special annual event you’ll be able to shop local “farm to customer” products, including custom ...
Fiber Frolic
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

April 20
Do you like to play in the mud? Do you get excited when you see squishy and sticky creatures? If this sounds like you, join us to learn about and experience the ooey, gooey, and slimy organisms that l ...
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy
Spring Peeper Prowl

Spring Peeper Prowl

April 20
One of the first signs of spring is the high-pitched call of the spring peeper! We'll search for signs of frogs, salamanders, and amphibians. We’ll also talk about amphibian life cycles, spring acti ...
Spring Peeper Prowl
Meet and Greet: Live Birds of Prey

Meet and Greet: Live Birds of Prey

April 21
Celebrate Earth Day with Beaver Lake and wildlife rehabilitator Cindy Page. During this program, you’ll enjoy getting to know several species of birds, including owls and hawks, live and up close! L ...
Meet and Greet: Live Birds of Prey
Spring Nature Camp

Spring Nature Camp

April 22 - April 26
Join Beaver Lake staff for our Spring Nature Camp for 1st – 4th graders! Activities include nature hikes, games, and crafts. Sign up for the whole week or individual days. Registration: $30/day-Memb ...
Spring Nature Camp
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

April 22 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Spring Nature Camp

Spring Nature Camp

April 23 - April 26
Join Beaver Lake staff for our Spring Nature Camp for 1st – 4th graders! Activities include nature hikes, games, and crafts. Sign up for the whole week or individual days. Registration: $30/day-Memb ...
Spring Nature Camp
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

April 23 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Woodcock Watch

Woodcock Watch

April 24
Jus as we try to sneak a peek and eavesdrop on the timid American Woodcock, a bird also known as the “timberdoodle.” During the springtime, males court females with loud distinctive calls and perf ...
Woodcock Watch
Spring Nature Camp

Spring Nature Camp

April 24 - April 26
Join Beaver Lake staff for our Spring Nature Camp for 1st – 4th graders! Activities include nature hikes, games, and crafts. Sign up for the whole week or individual days. Registration: $30/day-Memb ...
Spring Nature Camp
Merlin Sound ID - Behind the Scenes

Merlin Sound ID - Behind the Scenes

April 25
The Merlin Bird ID app, created by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is a global field guide and powerful tool to help identify the birds around you. Merlin can help you identify 1,000+ bird species by ...
Merlin Sound ID - Behind the Scenes
Spring Nature Camp

Spring Nature Camp

April 25 - April 26
Join Beaver Lake staff for our Spring Nature Camp for 1st – 4th graders! Activities include nature hikes, games, and crafts. Sign up for the whole week or individual days. Registration: $30/day-Memb ...
Spring Nature Camp
Spring Nature Camp

Spring Nature Camp

April 26
Join Beaver Lake staff for our Spring Nature Camp for 1st – 4th graders! Activities include nature hikes, games, and crafts. Sign up for the whole week or individual days. Registration: $30/day-Memb ...
Spring Nature Camp
Talking Turtle Stories with Perry Ground

Talking Turtle Stories with Perry Ground

April 26
Traditional Master Storyteller, Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation, Perry Ground, will share several Haudenosaunee Stories that have been passed down from time immemorial with a very energetic, ...
Talking Turtle Stories with Perry Ground
Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

April 28
The best place to learn how to bird is at your local nature center! Join a Beaver Lake Naturalist for an outing designed for new birders and those interested in mindful birding. We’ll focus on enjoy ...
Birding for Beginners
Poetry Walk

Poetry Walk

April 28
Could you imagine a more perfect pairing than poetry and the natural world? Join us to celebrate National Poetry Month with a short trail hike and poetry for Spring. Bring something you wrote about yo ...
Poetry Walk
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

April 29 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

April 30 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
The Native Garden Through the Seasons

The Native Garden Through the Seasons

May 1
Our gardens are constantly changing, bringing us beauty all year long! This tour is the first in a four-part series where we’ll look at the unique seasonal beauty our gardens have to offer. We’ll ...
The Native Garden Through the Seasons
Spring Wildflower Walk at Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

Spring Wildflower Walk at Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area

May 3
Join a Beaver Lake naturalist to explore Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area for its rich spring wildflowers. We will meet at the location; participants must provide their own transportation. Direct ...
Spring Wildflower Walk at Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area
African Violet Show & Sale

African Violet Show & Sale

May 4
Enjoy an entire weekend dedicated to the beauty and variety of African Violets. The event includes a juried show and sale with many varieties of plant on display and for sale. Saturday, May 4Sale: 9am ...
African Violet Show & Sale
African Violet Show & Sale

African Violet Show & Sale

May 5
Enjoy an entire weekend dedicated to the beauty and variety of African Violets. The event includes a juried show and sale with many varieties of plant on display and for sale. Saturday, May 4Sale: 9am ...
African Violet Show & Sale
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

May 6 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Spring Stargazing and Storytelling

Spring Stargazing and Storytelling

May 7
Spring into stargazing at Beaver Lake! Have you always wanted to learn how to find constellations? Do you find yourself looking up at the stars every time you leave the house at night? Learn how to fi ...
Spring Stargazing and Storytelling
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

May 7 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Butterflies & Other Bugs

Sharing Nature with Your Child: Butterflies & Other Bugs

May 8
Discover Beaver Lake through the eyes of your pre-schooler! Each session brings a new opportunity for discovery through nature hikes, games, and crafts. Geared for children ages 3-5 years old, accompa ...
Sharing Nature with Your Child: Butterflies & Other Bugs
Spring Wildflower Walk at Camillus Forest Unique Area

Spring Wildflower Walk at Camillus Forest Unique Area

May 10
Join a Beaver Lake naturalist to explore Camillus Forest Unique Area for its rich spring wildflowers. We will meet at the location; participants must provide their own transportation. Directions and m ...
Spring Wildflower Walk at Camillus Forest Unique Area
Wine & Cheese Pairing

Wine & Cheese Pairing

May 10
Join The Curd Nerd of Syracuse and Strigo Vineyards as they offer up delicious pairings to satisfy all your wine and cheesy desires. The evening will consist of an in-depth discussion on each wine and ...
Wine & Cheese Pairing
Conservation through the Lives of Common Loons

Conservation through the Lives of Common Loons

May 11
Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Dr. Nina Schoch will present an overview of loon natural history and behavio ...
Conservation through the Lives of Common Loons
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

May 11
Do you like to play in the mud? Do you get excited when you see squishy and sticky creatures? If this sounds like you, join us to learn about and experience the ooey, gooey, and slimy organisms that l ...
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 11 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 12 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Homeschool Days: Raptor Talk (SOLD OUT)

Homeschool Days: Raptor Talk (SOLD OUT)

May 13
This program is full. To be placed on the wait list, please call Beaver Lake Nature Center at 315-638-2519.Let's explore what birds of prey call Beaver Lake home! During this talk, we will discuss wha ...
Homeschool Days: Raptor Talk (SOLD OUT)
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

May 13 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

May 14 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

May 18
The best place to learn how to bird is at your local nature center! Join a Beaver Lake Naturalist for an outing designed for new birders and those interested in mindful birding. We’ll focus on enjoy ...
Birding for Beginners
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

May 18
Do you like to play in the mud? Do you get excited when you see squishy and sticky creatures? If this sounds like you, join us to learn about and experience the ooey, gooey, and slimy organisms that l ...
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 18 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 19 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

May 20 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Yoga Hike Series

Yoga Hike Series

May 21
Tuesdays, May 21 - June 18 | 10 - 11:15amThis class will begin just outside the Visitor Center for introduction, warm-ups, and centering on breath. A certified yoga instructor will lead the group for ...
Yoga Hike Series
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

May 21 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Container Gardening for Pollinators

Container Gardening for Pollinators

May 24
Want to support pollinators, but don’t have space for a full garden? Learn how to use pollinator-friendly plants on your balconies, patios, and in other small spaces.Registration: $2/Member; $3/Nonm ...
Container Gardening for Pollinators
Dawn Discover Hike

Dawn Discover Hike

May 25
Early morning is the ideal time to spot certain insects, birds, reptiles, and amphibians! Join a naturalist for a short walk along the Hemlock Hollow and Bog trails to search for these unique creature ...
Dawn Discover Hike
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy

May 25
Do you like to play in the mud? Do you get excited when you see squishy and sticky creatures? If this sounds like you, join us to learn about and experience the ooey, gooey, and slimy organisms that l ...
Ooey, Gooey, and Slimy
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 25 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Morning Lake Tour

Morning Lake Tour

May 26
Morning is the perfect time to see unique bugs, birds, and beautiful views. Join a naturalist for an early hike along the Lake Loop Trail to learn about all the amazing insects, animals, plants, and f ...
Morning Lake Tour
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

May 26 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

May 27 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

May 28 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale

June 1
Saturday, June 1 at 10am, while supplies lastNot only are native plants a beautiful addition to your garden, but they are also well adapted for our local growing conditions and can better support nati ...
Native Plant Sale
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 1 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 2 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

June 3 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

June 4 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 8 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 9 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

June 10 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

June 11 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 15 - June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Birding for Beginners

Birding for Beginners

June 16
The best place to learn how to bird is at your local nature center! Join a Beaver Lake Naturalist for an outing designed for new birders and those interested in mindful birding. We’ll focus on enjoy ...
Birding for Beginners
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake

June 16
Experience Beaver Lake Nature Center in a whole different way by enjoying a leisurely paddle on your own across the lake. Dock is open from 9 AM - 3:30 PM; all boats must be off the lake by 4:30 PMCan ...
Canoe & Kayak Beaver Lake
Homeschool Days: Canoeing (SOLD OUT)

Homeschool Days: Canoeing (SOLD OUT)

June 17
This program is full. To be placed on the wait list, please call Beaver Lake Nature Center at 315-638-2519.Have you ever wanted to try canoeing? A naturalist will go over the history of canoeing and t ...
Homeschool Days: Canoeing (SOLD OUT)
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

June 17 - June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

June 18 - June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Monday Bird Walk

Monday Bird Walk

June 24
Mondays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, an ...
Monday Bird Walk
Tuesday Bird Walk

Tuesday Bird Walk

June 25
Tuesdays in April, May, & June | 8 - 10amJoin expert birder Joe Brin for a relaxed stroll searching for spring migrants and summer residents along the hedgerows, meadows, lakeshore, forest edge, a ...
Tuesday Bird Walk
Golden Harvest Festival

Golden Harvest Festival

September 7 - September 8
Enjoy a cherished Central New York tradition it its 45th year! Join us for Golden Harvest Festival on September 7 and 8, 2024. This old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone! ...
Golden Harvest Festival
Golden Harvest Festival

Golden Harvest Festival

September 8
Enjoy a cherished Central New York tradition it its 45th year! Join us for Golden Harvest Festival on September 7 and 8, 2024. This old-fashioned, country fair-style event has something for everyone! ...
Golden Harvest Festival