Green Lake to Round Lake Trail

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Green Lake to Round Lake Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fayetteville, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.7 miles
288 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



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1 month ago

always great

5 months ago

Enjoyable loop we do year round

5 months ago

It’s a loop around the lake. Green Lakes in general is meh.

7 months ago

Well maintained trails through old growth forest.

8 months ago

Beautiful trail!

9 months ago

This is a easy walk through the woods. Green lake is really pretty. Lots of people

10 months ago

easy going trail.

10 months ago

the water is beautiful and very relaxing place to be. pretty much a straight walking path around the water. will always be one of my favorites (also a beach you can enjoy)

10 months ago

11 months ago

Too many people out today (day before Easter). But lovely!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Awesome area, can get crowded during peak seasons and weekends.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

walking is great. scenery is awesome. people are friendly and respectful of others. dogs are all well behaved

Saturday, September 17, 2016

It was very pretty, the lake was so clear and pretty. The trail wasn't difficult. there were a lot of people walking with dogs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

beautiful and peaceful. rent canoe or kayak. great for kids or just adult

Friday, July 22, 2016

not the greatest recommendation being that its a public lake and yet I had to wait until 11:00 am to swim with my little one. 11:00 is a bit late in the am to be opening up.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cute trail if you wanna go for a jog. Quiet and peaceful.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Great place to hike. Nice scenery. Several different trails to choose from. Nice 3 mile trail around Green and Round Lake.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Friday, January 29, 2016

Green Lakes is nice for a day at the beach. They've got grills and a great playground right by the swimming area. As far as hiking.. it's more a beautiful walk around the lakes. We have found that the lake is not great for fishing, bikes are not allowed on the trails, and you can rent a canoe but can not launch your own. It tends to be fairly crowded. Overall we do love Green Lakes as it is our local "go to" beach.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

very well marked.

Monday, September 07, 2015

I ended up on this trail when I could see the water from a trail at a slightly higher elevation and decided to hike down off of the hill. I only ended walking about half of it, but what I did see was really beautiful. The reef is really intriguing and on the sign discussing the reef, it says not to walk on the reef to protect it, however there were several people in row boats coming up and slamming into it and using it as a place to anchor their boats, which I thought was pretty counteractive. Feet are a lot less harmful than boats and ores.

One of the things I really did not like was the fact that it costs $8 to enter the park. I have been to several state parks where the parking is free, or at maximum $4. After driving through the entire park I'm not entirely sure why it costs so much, because it doesn't look like the money goes to much of anything.
I also was kind of disappointed that in such a "family friendly" environment there were all sorts of trails and shortcuts to/from other trails that weren't labeled.

If you're looking to go hiking, I definitely wouldn't look for it here.. and if you're looking for a quiet place to admire nature, this isn't the place either. There are so many people you can hardly focus on the environment and the fact that the water is so beautiful. I feel like this park has the potential to be so much more than it is.

Sunday, September 06, 2015

This is a very heavily utilized park; if you are looking for some nice views and don't mind the traffic, this is the place to go in Central New York. My favorite hike is to take the Green Lake trail to the Tween Lake trail to the Round Lake Trail loop connect back to the Tween Lake trail and complete the loop around the Green Lake Trail.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

More of a walk around the lakes but the scenery is beautiful.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Great place to swim and hike!!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Great place to hike. The main lake loop trail is he wily traveled. If you want more solitude and difficulty stop by the office and get a trail map. There are so many great trails that are overlooked here.

Friday, May 22, 2015

I've walked around Green Lake several times. This can be crowded, particularly on the weekends. However, for a more quiet experience, walk up around Round Lake or go on a cool spring or fall day or during the week.
There is also nice biking on the roads, some of which is moderately difficult.

Friday, March 06, 2015

This is a State Park near a metro area so SOME of the trails are busy, especially the one around Green Lake. However, if you continue on to the trails beyond this to Round Lake or the Brookside trail, it is much quieter. Brookside goes through some nice topography and woods. There are spots in Green Lakes park with some very old trees. Both Lakes are rare meromictic glacial lakes. There are also meadow trails where you can see birds and insects. Plus Green Lakes State Park trails connect up with the trail along the Erie Canal State Park. Although this is not Adirondack style deep woods hiking, which I also love, this park has lots of trails to hike with beautiful scenery. Very, very little of the trail is pavement; only sections near the beach. The trails are mostly woods chips near wetter areas, dirt in the woods or grass in the meadows. There is a problem in this park with ticks and this is where Lyme disease first showed up in Onondaga County so stay on the trails, wear light colored long pants, be careful and use tick repellent.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Great because it is so close by. No difficult trails but a great daily walk for the dog. Lots of dear during the winter and near dusk. Trails that aren't around the lakes are more private. The state is putting money into improving trails but I personally like them when they aren't paved out. There are also some good sites for picnics and bringing along the family.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Very highly used area. There are beaches with many picnic areas, camping (tent and rv pads available), and paths that border the woods. All paved, though, and most of the routes will have vehicular traffic. Not the place I'd go to get lost, but it is convenient to access.

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