Nature & Parks
Oneida Lake and Sylvan Beach make an excellent location to explore the outdoors. With 22 miles of lake to enjoy, miles of beach to play on and exciting attractions to visit, there are endless ways for your whole family to enjoy nature! A unique and equally special zoo for the kids, Fort Rickey Zoo promises you more than being a typical animal abode! Along with encountering your favorite wildlife species, you can also enjoy Hay Bale Maze, Pedal Tractors, Oat-filled Activity Station, Pony Rides, and Wagon Rides to explore and discover the charm and appeal of this imposing zoo.Take a stroll through the Verona Beach State Park and enjoy a family picnic in the afternoon, or check out Fort Stanwix and take a trip back in time with a fun and educational tour! An ultimate tourist attraction site to unfold the history and past grandeurs of Sylvan Beach and its vicinities, the historic Fort Stanwix is a must to visit site for all. Steeped with valorous tales of the past, the fort has been flaunting its irresistible beauty since 1762 and houses a heritage museum called the Fort Stanwix National Museum. Once a royal guard to Oneida Carrying Place, it now attracts leisure tourists and history lovers from across the country. Visit this fort to witness and adore a unique old-world charm and the architectural brilliance of the past.