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Webster Pond

Address: Rand Tract Park, Syracuse, NY
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Syracuse, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it; Webster Pond is a small slice of rural life just minutes from the busier parts of the city. What makes it great is that it's free and if you go during the day, it's often quiet. My kids loved it growing up, and I still drop in from time... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a nice, fairly quiet pond. My toddler could walk almost the entire length and she had a good time trying to feed the ducks, who weren't super interested...but I bet that's because they get a lot of food. It was a pleasant way to spend an hour on a beautiful afternoon. A nice reprieve from the city. No... More 

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Syracuse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This use to be great place to bring small children to watch the many kinds of water fowl that come to Webster Pond and a chance to feed them them. But thanks to the various TV stations that kept referring to this place as a "hidden gem" on slow news days, it has become overcrowded with parents who don't seem... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a nice duck pond with more ducks in one pond than I have ever seen. Be sure to bring PLENTY of bird seed as there are literally hundreds of ducks, geese and a few swans. NO bread products are allowed. Kids would really enjoy although they might be a little intimidated by the number of birds. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I went there today with my 14 month old son and he had a blast. Be aware though. . When I googled the address, it took me to the back of the pond where it looked just like woods. I couldn't see the pond from there. Anyway, when I finally found the place, it did smell but it was so... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This has been a favorite since childhood, and I won't tell you how long ago that was. Brought all of my children and grandchildren here to see and feed the swans, ducks, and geese that llive and/or visit the pond. One of the few cost-free (except the feed of course) places to take small children in the area.

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Want a fun filled evening? Stop at the local grocery store and buy at least 50 lbs of wild bird seed, as 30 lbs is just not enough. 9 yr old and 16 yr old, along with 55 thoroughly enjoyed this, so much that after only getting 10 lbs of bird seed, went back to grocery store and bought 20... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Nestled in the valley area of Syracuse on the south side is a quaint little pond with a variety of water fowl waiting to gobble up the birdseed or popcorn that visitors bring. Take a leisurely stroll along the walking path that encircles the pond. Fishing derbies for kids are held occasionally. Free admission (other than the birdseed) and off... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is a fantastic spot to get up-close-and-personal with all kinds of ducks and geese. You can get a cup of dried corn for a suggested donation of $1, but be warned, when you go through the gate to the birds, they'll swarm you! Our kids, ages 2 & 4, were a bit scared, so we went outside the fence... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice to go with the kids to feed the ducks, or to watch the ducks with your significant other as you have an ice cream cone from down the street.

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