The Madison County Planning Department maintains the County park system including Oxbow Falls Park and Nichols Pond Park. To reserve a park for a special event please contact us at (315) 366-2376.

Oxbow Falls Park
6919 Oxbow Road - Town of Lincoln, NY


Oxbow Falls Park Brochure
Directions to Oxbow Falls

Enjoy a game of softball, have a picnic, or take in one of the scenic views offered by the unique setting of Oxbow Falls Park.

  • 125 acres of woodland, streams, waterfalls, and rugged terrain
  • 18 Hole Disc Golf Course - CNY Disc Disc Golf Association
  • Picturesque 100-foot waterfall
  • Located on northern edge of geologic formation (Helderberg Escarpment) formed over 350 million years ago
  • Panoramic view stretching across the Oneida Lake Plain to Lake Ontario
  • Hiking trails
  • Open pavilion and numerous picnic sites with tables and grills
  • Softball field
  • Water and toilet facilities powered by a micro-hydro renewable energy system!
  • X-Country Ski Trails


Nichols Pond Park
5797 Nichols Pond Road - Town of Fenner, NY

Nichols Pond Park Brochure
Directions to Nichols Pond Park

Explore the natural setting of the forest and wetland, or learn about the history of Nichols Pond Park.

  • Historic site of Oneida Indian Village
  • Recognized site of 1615 Champlain-Oneida Battleground
  • 45 Acres including woodland, wetland, and open lawn
  • Nature trails for hiking an winter activities
  • Observation deck overlooking wetland habitat
  • Interpretive signs
  • Two open pavilions (one powered by solar energy) and numerous picnic sites with tables and grills
  • Water and toilet facilities
  • NEW: Adirondack lean-to


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