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“Nice spot for a brief relaxing visit to see the waterfowl”
Review of Webster Pond

Webster Pond
Ranked #14 of 70 things to do in Syracuse
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Owner description: The Anglers Association of Onondaga is a not for profit organization with fish and wildlife as the main attraction. Webster pond is a small sanctuary located in the city of Syracuse NY at 2004 Valley Dr. Volunteers operate the pond by opening the establishment so that the public can donate and feed the wildlife. The pond is open year around, opening at approximately 9AM-9PM We also have other activities such as a Junior fishing program for ages 7 to 15. Summer and fall concerts sponsored by outside venders and much more. UPDATE: Please note: a new non- profit group was formed to assist the Anglers Association in applying for grants, as they don't have the qualifications. In addition, we will help with maintenance, projects, and fundraising. The non-profit "Friends Of Wildlife" was started by Chad Norton and friends. All funds raised by this corporation will go directly to Webster Pond unless otherwise noted . Please make all trail donations payable to: Friends of Wildlife. for more information or to make a donation please call 315-727-2922
Reviewed June 2, 2013

There's not a lot I can add to what the other reviewers say, they got it right. If you are somewhere nearby and have an 30 minutes to an hour to kill, Webster Pond is worth a visit. I don't think you'd find enough here to spend several hours, but still it can be a pleasant stop to or from somewhere else, and you can't beat the price (free, unless you buy feed for the birds).

You can buy food to feed the ducks, geese and swans, but in my observation, by late afternoon, on a day where there have been many visitors, the birds aren't that hungry any more and might ignore your offerings. If you want the kids to get a kick out of feeding them, coming earlier in the day might be advisable. And please, do not bring bread, crackers or anything else to feed them. Stick to the food you can buy at the pond; it is better for the birds.

Here's one suggestion that works great for us. Prior to coming to the pond, stop by at Gannon's (only a few blocks away) and buy a cone or dish of ice cream to take with you to the pond. No, it's not for the ducks, it's for you, to eat on a bench or in a car as you enjoy watching the birds.

3  Thank Joe H
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Fun for children and scenic but birds can be 'dirty' so be careful, good handwashing esp. for toddlers. We had fun, other visitors were polite and had children under control. Parking ok.

3  Thank Mac776
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Lots of geese and ducks. A lovely spot in the valley of Syracuse, Home adjacent is historical. Nathanial
Webster.

Thank DONNACU
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

A fun little stop with the kids. For the most part the ducks and geese are friendly. (remember the are wild animals) I would admire the swan from a far as I have seen him/her chase people.

Thank JKStayathomemommy
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great get-a-way place,for lunch on a sunny day. I worked up at CGH and would come down here for lunch at least 4 times a week.It's so peaceful with all of the ducks swimming in the pond. You can even buy a cup of corn to feed the ducks.....

Thank Sharon A
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