Onondaga Nature Trail

Onondaga Nature Trail is named for one of the five original tribes of the Iroquois Federation.


The trail is 1.2 miles long, one way. From the parking lot off of Sour Springs Road, follow the dirt and gravel dike through the Onondaga Marsh into mixed mature woods with evergreen plantations that pre-date the refuge. A quiet walker will be greeted by a variety of songbirds. A short side loop takes you around a small pond where you may see wood ducks and other waterfowl. When you come to the end of the trail, rest, reflect and retrace your steps.

Allowed on the Trail

  • Walking / hiking
  • Wildlife photography
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Pets on leash
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
NOT Allowed on the Trail
  • No bikes
  • No hunting
  • No horses
  • No fires
  • No vehicles / motorcycles
  • No camping