Spring is here and people are talking about the "Central Park of Central New York." I visited over the weekend for the first time and I was very impressed!

On Sunday, I had a chance to check out this beautiful park in Liverpool. The weather was kind of lousy, but that didn't prevent me and hundreds of others from having an awesome time. There were kids skating, couples jogging, and singles admiring the scenery.

Matt Hubbell

There's so much to do at this lively Liverpool attraction. If you're in the mood for a run or a walk, you're in good hands; Onondaga Lake Park has 7.5 miles of linear greenway space just perfect for a leisurely stroll or a high endurance jog. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, the park always has something to do:

It's bustling year-round with social interaction, special events, waterfront picnics and the region's premier skate and park. Wegmans Landing, a ten-acre venue, includes Wegmans Playground, a colorful mecca with climbers, swings, play houses and slides while the 16,000 sq. ft. concrete Onondaga Lake Skate park, open to skateboarders, BMX bikers, and inline skaters, features the challenging Liberty Bowl, volcano, quarter pipes and fun boxes. Explore a bit of Syracuse history at The Salt Museum, built on the site of an original salt boiling block.

Matt Hubbell

If you and your friends feel like playing volleyball, bocce, or shuffleboard, the park is equipped to accommodate. Onondaga Lake Park is also home to the award winning Wegman's Good Dog Park:

Here your canines are allowed to exercise without leashes in an area devoted just to pets, dogs are 'barking up a storm' about this 40,000 sq. ft. fenced-in area includes an exercise area with tunnels, jumps and bridges, and of course - red fire hydrants. There is plenty of seating on the commemorative benches located both inside and outside of the fence, drinking water and several waste clean-up stations.

Plan your next spring day trip at Onondaga Lake Park!

Just Jen and I chatted about the park this morning.