When you live in the Village of Liverpool you come to realize how many options there are for things to do in the area. We really are lucky to have so many opportunities available to us.
Since we live in the heart of Central New York, it’s really easy to divide your yearly activities by the season.
In the winter, if outdoor activities are your thing, cross country skiing and snow shoeing at Onondaga Lake Park is a lot of fun, but so is sledding down the hill behind Liverpool Middle School or at the hill at the end of the lake off Long Branch Road (I know.. that one is a little outside the Village, but it’s so much fun, it deserves a shout out!).
Liverpool is also home to the annual Lights on the Lake tour that is a must for everyone during the holiday season.
When you are done with your outdoor winter fun, the Village cafes offer a great chance to grab a hot chocolate to warm up and if you are lucky, catching some live music.
In the spring, along with the plants and trees, the Village comes alive. It’s often joked about how everyone comes out of hibernation when spring begins in the Village.
It’s true… the doors and windows get opened and out come the Village residents you haven’t seen in so long. They line the streets on daily walks, often with pet leashes in hand.
Spring is also filled with easter egg hunts, plant sales, garage sale weekend and lots of yard clean-ups and garden preparations. Those last two may sound like work, but after a long winter, it really is quite refreshing for Liverpool residents.
In the spring and into summer, the playground at Liverpool Community Church as well as the Wegman’s Playground, down by the lake are filled with parents and children, soaking up the vitamin D and enjoying the fun of meeting new people.
Summer brings Liverpool is the Place Concerts in Johnson Park and picnics by the lake after long bike rides.
You can also pick up a tram ride along the lake, or put more effort in and ride a multi-person bike and have lots of laughs while you experience the view.
If history is what you like, visiting the Salt Museum, Sainte Marie among the Iroquois, The Willow Museum, and The Gleason Mansion are all great opportunities to learn about Liverpool’s expansive history.
The fall is incredible in the Village. The leaves change to so many beautiful colors and you can’t beat walking the sidewalks swishing your feet through the piles.
One of Liverpool’s most favorite treasures, the Liverpool Public Library, can be enjoyed throughout the year, no matter what the season. The library provides residents of all ages with something new and exciting to do, practically every day of the year. It is enjoyed by so many in the Village.
All year round, the Village is a wonderful place to live. The variety of places to eat, places to play and friends to share it with can’t be beat!