Lions park is a small park located on the south shore of the Seneca River near the village of Baldwinsville. We will paddle on the Seneca River and proceed through Lock 24. We will meet at the park at 1:00 PM. Wind can be a factor, so come prepared. We usually make a stop at the Lock 24 Restaurant before returning to the park. The distance we paddle will depend on the group. Please be sure that you are properly dressed for the paddle and have all appropriate equipment.
Directions from Syracuse: From Syracuse, take Route 690 toward Baldwinsville. Exit Route 690 at Jones Road. Turn right on Jones Road and proceed approximately .5 mile to the T-intersection with Route 48. Turn left on Route 48 and proceed approximately 2.4 mile to Lions Park which will be on the right. The GPS coordinates are N43° 08.593 and W076° 19.288.
Alternate Route: From the intersection of Route 31 and Route 48 in the village of Baldwinsville, proceed south on Route 48 approximately 1.2 miles to Lions Park which will be on the left.
Please Note: Directions for each trip are provided to help people unfamiliar with the area to find the location of the trip. They are not meant to necessarily be the most direct route from your own location.
Directions: From Lions Park, turn right on Maple Road (route 48) heading into the village of Baldwinsville. Turn left at the light just before Saint Mary's church on Downer Street (Route 31 west). Pass TriCounty Mall, River Mall, 84 Lumber, Buffalo's AND the yellow flashing light. The road name changes to West Dead Creek Road when you pass under the light going straight. (Route 31 west turns left, but YOU don't!). Pass the VanBuren highway barn and the kayak put-in there, pass 3 houses on the left and bear left, still on West Dead Creek Road. You will travel 1.5 miles, crossing Connors Road, pulling in at the 2nd house on the left. The house, garage, and barn are gray sided with lots of URFI (unidentifyable rusting farm implements) in the yard. You can park on the grass just north of the house, in front of the big pole barn. Our address for you to mapquest is 7324 West Dead Creek Road, Baldwinsville.