Find Your Winter Wonderland in Syracuse 

 The Syracuse area is ready and waiting for you this winter season.  Go ice skating in Clinton Square, experience winter festivals with the Winter Fair and Winterfest or warm up with some indoor activities at one of our many museums or shopping at Destiny USA! There are many places to celebrate the season in Syracuse, get inspired for your next chilly adventure or cozy indoor retreat.

Discover Wintry Fun in Syracuse

The Sights of the Season

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Visit our Parks

  • 6105 E. Seneca Tpke.
  • (315) 492-1756

Clark Reservation State Park is a geologic wonder of the last ice age and a botanist's paradise. The park's natural features include rugged cliffs and rocky outcrops, woodland and meadow, a wetland and a glacial plunge basin lake in which the surface waters and bottom waters do…

  • Coleridge Ave.
  • (315) 473-4333

Burnet Park has 2 softball diamonds, one of which is lighted, and 1 baseball diamond. There are 2 multi-purpose athletic fields (for football, soccer, and lacrosse). Burnet Park has 2 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, and 2 handball courts. The pool at Burnet park is a 50 meters…

  • 2300 Rathbun Rd.
  • (315) 655-9620

The impressive 167-foot waterfall that formed 10,000 years ago is the focal point of the 194 acre Chittenango Falls State Parl. A trail winds from the top of the falls down to the bottom. Picnic areas, camping, fishing and more trails are also available for public use.

  • 7900 Green Lakes Rd.
  • (315) 637-6111

Green Lakes State Park's outstanding features are its two glacial lakes surrounded by upland forest. Both Round and Green Lakes are meromictic lakes, which means that there is no fall and spring mixing of surface and bottom waters. Such lakes have a high potential for evidence of…

  • 1254 Highland Park Rd.
  • (315) 683-5550

The Adirondacks of Central New York! Be sure to visit the spectacular new Skyline Lodge which features a soaring ceiling, cozy fireplace, quality food service during peak times and an amazing view of the surrounding countryside. Horseback riding, hayrides and sleigh rides, picnic…

  • 6790 Onondaga Lake Trail
  • (315) 453-6712

The "Central Park of Central New York" is a 8+ mile linear greenway, featuring four great trails - East Shore Recreation, Shoreline Walking Trail, Lakeland Nature and the West Shore - bustling year-round with social interaction, special events, waterfront picnics and the region's…

  • 7673 Pratts Falls Rd.
  • (315) 682-5934

Scenic trails leading to a 137' waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County's first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. In…

  • 1 Conservation Place
  • (315) 435-8511

Located in the heart of Central New York, the accredited Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park is home to more than 700 animals and is a special place where species, many of them endangered, are nurtured and celebrated. Among others, the zoo’s animal collection includes Asian…

  • 8012 E. Genesee Street
  • (315) 637-9023

Year round recreation center with skiing, snowboarding, ski school, rentals, camps and snowmaking in winter. Summer, Golf practice range, mini-golf, golf lessons and programs, soccer and batting cages. Parties of all types can be handled all year long.

  • 8477 E. Mud Lake Rd.
  • (315) 638-2519

Visit the wetland home of minks, herons and bullfrogs. Take a walk, hike, snowshoe or cross-country ski through this premiere nature center's eight miles of maintained trails. Various programs & guided tours each season are available as well as equipment rentals. Excellent…

  • 4110 W. Shore Manor
  • (315) 435-5252

The clear, cool waters of Jamesville Reservoir and sparkling Butternut Creek offer the ideal place to cool off on a hot summer day. These protected waters are excellent for paddle boats, row boats, canoes and kayaks which can all be rented at the beach, Memorial Day Weekend…

  • 5400 Butternut Dr.
  • (315) 446-9250

Spend as long as you like enjoying this delightful butterfly haven. See interaction between many species. Ryder Park also offers nature trails, picnic areas, playground, pond and a pavilion with restroom facilities. Free group tours. Adjacent to historic Erie Canal and one of the…