Trails, educational attractions and unique experiences make Central New York a great family destination.
No one will be asking “Are we there yet?” during an old-school road trip down historic Route 20. This classic bit of Americana is a gateway to Central New York’s signature attractions and cornerstone village communities.
Sylvan Beach Amusement Park has been a Central New York favorite for decades. The rides, midway and other attractions all offer a nostalgic experience.
Schoharie County’s Howe Caverns Adventure Park offers a fantastic blend of family fun and exploration. See rock formations six million years in the making or take on several above-ground activities that range from biking to zip-lining to fudge tasting.
Head to Otsego County for a variety of museums, including the world-famous Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. The Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum boasts frequently updated exhibits, some 40,000 artifacts, three million books and documents and 500,000-plus images.
The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, a hands-on interactive children’s museum, takes a different approach to learning and fun that fosters play, sparks creative thinking and builds self-esteem. Just next door is the Binghamton Zoo, which celebrates more than 135 years as a local treasure. It’s one of the oldest zoos in the country.
With the zoos, wildlife parks and other animal attractions covered, how about a safari? The Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge qualifies as the largest water theme park in New York. Navigate the Adirondack “forest” to rides, slides and other attractions.
Don’t forget a full slate of local festivals that fuel fun all summer long.
Outdoors, indoors and anywhere in between, Central New York has you covered when it comes to family entertainment.
Family Fun Listings (97)
1394 Oakdale Road
Johnson City, NY 13790Cross Country Fishing Guide Hiking Lake/Pond Museum Snow Shoes
84 Herkimer St
PO Box 505
Middleville, NY 13406Prospecting for quartz crystals.
3107 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420
(315) 369-6028All size and manner of arcade games and amusements, and an integral Pizza Shop.
1872 State Route 28
P.O. Box 655
Old Forge, NY 13420One stop for one day or multi-day outdoor adventures. Offering guided trips for canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, hunting and more.
134 Forest Way
Otego, NY 13825
Adrenaline Zone Paintball offers a safety certified paintball playing field complete with woods, meadows and a large fort. Equipment rentals include semi-auto paintball guns, full head safety masks, barrel plugs, CO2, paintballs, ammo packs, and camouflage shirts. Available for groups and birthday parties!
6287 Haslauer Rd.
Munnsville, NY 13409
Providing hot air balloon flights for up to 5 passengers at a time, morning or evening, 7 days a week, May through October, weather permitting. additional services include, tethered balloon operations and "balloon walks".Ê
85 Martin Hill Rd
Harpursville, NY 13787Animal Adventure is an interactive, educational animal park, nestled in the hills of Harpursville, NY, just 15 minutes outside of Binghamton. We are excited to unveil the many additions and improvements to Animal Adventure. We continue to raise the bar; providing unmatched animal encounters, improved animal exhibits and guest experiences. This season boasts many new exhibit redesigns, paved pathways, bottle feeding nursery area in our petting zoo and new species! New species include: Patas Monkey, Vervet Monkey, Black Bear, African Warthog, Eland Antelope, Addax Antelope, Wildebeest, Scarlet Macaw Many new babies: Wallabies, Patagonian Cavies, Camels, Antelope, Piglets, Bear Cubs, and more on the way!
165 Clinton Street
First Ward Action Council
Binghamton, NY 13905
www.firstwardaction.org(First Ward Action Council) Year round 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Saturday Visit a few shops of distinction.
4604 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY 13326The Barnyard Swing Miniature Golf and Family Fun Center features a premier 18-hole mini-golf, wild-west pistol laser tag, spin art, candy counter, soft ice cream, game room and gift shop. Located directly next to Cooperstown Dreams Park, they welcome groups and host parties! Investigate fossils dating back 416 to 360 million years ago! Â Learn about the New York Devonian Sea with your Fossil Explorer Set, complete with fossil shale, identification keys, magnifying glass and draw-string bag. Â Add to your fun by panning for gems in the water sluice, or select a geode to crack open!
1500 Big Moose Road
Eagle Bay, NY 13331"The American Tragedy" narrated boat tour aboard a 1955 Chris Craft. Excursions daily, call for times, reservations suggested.
30 Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905Year round; Closed Monday & Tuesday 12:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday, Saturday-Sunday 12:00 - 9:00 pm Friday The Binghamton Visitor Center is the perfect place to begin exploring the culture, local heritage, and exciting activities that the community has to offer. Visitors explore the significant contributions this area has made to the industrial development of a nation through exhibits.
60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903April - November 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily The zoo officially opened in 1875, and is currently the 5th oldest zoo in the country. A historical, family attraction, this quaint facility is home to over 100 different species of animals, including African penguins, red pandas, wallabies and Amur tigers.
Bridgeport, NY 13030
The BLCO is a group of individuals dedicated to making our community a better place to live for both individuals and families. Annual activities include: Summer concerts in Chapman Park, earth day clean up, area small business Saturday and many community events.
127 - 129 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905In 1889, two brothers, Willard Bundy a jeweler and inventor, and Harlow E. Bundy, a young entrepreneur, opened a time recording clock company in downtown Binghamton. By the turn of the 20th century, thousands of workers were clocking in and out of work on Bundy Time Recorders. The company flourished, moved to Endicott, and eventually became IBM. While the factories in Binghamton are now long gone, you can experience the world that spawned the Bundy Manufacturing Company at Harlow Bundy’s home – now the Bundy Museum of History & Art, 129 Main St. on Binghamton’s Westside. We at the Bundy Museum seek to not only honor the accomplishments of Binghamton’s entrepreneurs like the Bundys, but also to pay our respects to the culture that influenced them. Our collection ranges from early manufacturing and broadcasting artifacts to international art designed to enrich local culture. We honor local entrepreneurs, artists, and personalities by showcasing the fruits
2828 State Highway 28
Portlandville, NY 13834
Rent Canoes, Kayaks, and Stand Up Paddle Boards right from our on water location. No experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Bait and tackle for sale and fishing pole rentals are available. Kick Back and Kayak!
1915 Vestal Parkway West
Vestal, NY 13850
www.chucksters-vestal.comHome of “The World’s Longest Mini Golf Hole,” Chuckster’s has been a family fun destination for years. Try your luck on the course or explore one of many other unique attractions. Play Aeroball on trampolines, ascend up to 27 feet on the climbing wall or try some nifty tricks while springing 18 feet in the air on Jumpster. You’re sure to find safe and fun activities for the whole family. Inside Scoop” joins us on site. This is a new gourmet artisan gelato and ice cream production facility. We use local dairy and fruit products (when available) and produce the world’s best gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream! Literally the world’s best!
Preservation Association of the Southern Tier
89 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901Our ethnic diversity is proudly displayed by the architecture and structures found on our city streets. We are also home to several gold domed and Ukranian wooden church. Tours can be arranged, for a fee, through the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier.The Cider Mill does much more than squeeze apples into delicious beverages. The mill also offers doughnuts, candy apples, pies, cookies, jams, jellies and cheese. Come for the cider and sundry, stay for a performance at the Cider Mill Playhouse, which features performances throughout the year. Recognized as one of the most successful nonprofit theaters in the state, the Playhouse has been around for nearly 40 years. The Cider Mill in Endicott, New York has been a landmark in its location since 1926 and became part of the Ciotoli family in 1942. One cold winter night in 1972, the Mill was lost to fire, but rebuilt that same year. The "new" Mill became more popular than ever with both longtime community patrons, and touring visitors. The wonderful aromas and tastes of Fall in upstate New York continue to attract thousands each year to the natural goodness of pure cider and all the old-fashioned goods that complement its flavor. 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday - Saturday
124 County Highway 52
PO Box 850
Cooperstown, NY 13326
The Clark Sports Center facility encompasses 64,000 square feet with 17 acres of playing fields. Inside of the Sports Center you will find a multi-use gym floor, indoor running track, racquetball courts, squash courts, bowling center, swimming and diving pools, Fitness Center with weight-lifting and cardio equipment, aerobics studio, indoor high rock climbing wall, indoor bouldering climbing wall, indoor high ropes course, and a multi-purpose conference room. Outside, surrounded by Cooperstown's beautiful rolling hills, they offer an outdoor high ropes course and zip-line, soccer fields, softball fields, four court tennis center, and other multi-purpose fields. Free WiFi in the Main Lobby and downstairs Pit Area. Open to the public.
South Broad Street
Norwich, NY 13815
607-334-2135Movie theatre showing the latest in big screen entertainment
136 East Main Street
St Rte 166
Milford, NY 13807
Ride into history and beautiful scenery. Built in 1869, visitors can experience what was once the primary form of transportation throughout the country - rail travel. Special train rides throughout the year, including the Easter Bunny Express, Dinner Trains, Blues Express, Train Robberies, Halloween Special, Christmas Trains. Group train rides available.
3444 County Highway 11
Hartwick, NY 13348
Located on 20 picturesque acres just 10 minutes from Cooperstown, this equestrian park offers introductory through intermediate riding lessons. Opportunities include lesson programs, weekly lessons, camps and educational events. Lesson packages are available for ages 6 to adult. Lessons are based on the fundamental principles of riding and are designed according to the individual rider's ability and goals. Camp is designed to be a fun learning experience for first-time through intermediate riders, ages 6 through high school. Students learn horsemanship skills and theory through daily rides and un-mounted instructions.
4850 State Highway 28
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Offers recreation for families as well as groups! Outside, they have a twisting 17-car Go-Kart track, bumper boats, 9-stall batting cage, and a challenging scenic miniature golf course. Inside, there is a vast arcade and a delicious pizza and ice cream parlor.
3232 Rippleton Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035
Welcome to our award winning agritourism destination, a diversified 350 acre farm featuring seasonal activities and events from March-December. Engaging festivals include the Maple Syrup Celebration, Apple Blossom Festival, The Blueberry Jam, Fall Harvest Celebration and Holiday Traditions. We grow apples, pumpkins, blueberries, strawberries, and Christmas trees for U-pick and farm stand sales. Visitors can enjoy playgrounds, animals, a farm brewery and cidery, a seasonal gift shop and cafŽ. Farm hours vary with season.
587 Cullen Road
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
Fifteen acres of land on this farm are devoted to pumpkin production - from large carvers to small pie pumpkins, as well as a large variety of odd/specialty sizes for decorations. This is a visitor-ready farm, offering pick-your-own pumpkins from the field or from their pre-picked selection. In addition, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities, making this farm a fun place to visit for the entire family, including a corn maze, wagon rides, barrel train ride, and photo area. Open from early September through Halloween.
840 Upper Front Street
Binghamton, NY 13905Cutler Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located at 840 Front Street, Binghamton, New York. It is open daily in summers, without charge. Dawn to dusk; 7 days a week The Cutler Botanic Garden is a center for teaching horticulture and environmental issues. It is one of approximately 360 gardens in the United States designated as a display garden of All-American Selections.
60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903
www.thediscoverycenter.orgThe Discovery Center of the Southern Tier takes a different approach to learning and fun that fosters play, sparks creative thinking and builds self-esteem. Take some time to enjoy 30 “play and learn” exhibits that children can dig, drive, fly, shop, hop, perform and paint their way through. The 30-year-old center covers 22,500 square feet and features an outdoor “Story Garden,” which includes interactive visuals from favorite children’s books designed to spark imagination.
125 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Located in the heart of Cooperstown, next to historic Doubleday Field, Doubleday Batting Range is the first batting range equipped with TRU-PITCH batting machines - used by many Major League Teams. Also features a full service snack bar, including beer and wine, as well as cold drinks and ice creams. Gift shop.The Edge Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located in Endwell, NY. Whether you just want to have fun with family and friends or practice your putting skills, our course will provide you with the enjoyment and challenges you are seeking.
3183 State Route 28
Old Forge, NY 13420New York's largest water theme park with 50 rides, the original Storyland Village, circus shows, arcade amusements, go-carts, miniature golf, a year-round campground with private lake, and the Water's Edge lakeside hotel.
2975 NY Route 7
Harpursville, NY 13787
www.canoerental.netSeasonal (Call for current hours) Canoe and kayak rentals to let you explore the upper Susquehanna river. Also a garden center and florist.
40 Washington Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760Open:Saturdays 10am-2pm Larger groups: By appointment Located between Monroe & North Streets. Across from M&T Bank Disability access: Yes Endicott, NY is the birthplace of International Business Machines (IBM), a company that has changed the world for over 100 years. It also became the home of Endicott Johnson Shoe Co. (EJ), the world’s largest shoe manufacturer by 1950. Since the early 1900’s these two companies have dominated the history of Endicott and also greatly impacted the history of all of Broome County. The Endicott History and Heritage Area, managed by the Old Village of Union Historical Society, houses two extensive museums covering the histories of EJ and IBM. The amazing stories of these two companies, told with displays of hundreds of artifacts, help define how such a small village in upstate central New York became the hometown for two international giants of industry. The IBM museum, originally created by IBM for its employees, is now available fSeasonal (call for current hours) or (click on visitors center) The Endicott Visitor Center is located in Colonial Hall, a white pillared mansion that was once home to Harpur College. The center features an extensive Endicott-Johnson display and an I.B.M. room. Revolving exhibits include vintage wedding gowns, Union-Endicott sports and B.C. Open memorabilia.
5520 Bellinger Rd.
Cazenovia, NY 13035
The Fenner Renewable Energy Education Center (FREE Center) offers awe inspiring views of rural Madison County. Those interested in learning about renewable energy will find facts and details about not only wind energy, but also solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal and energy conservation. Set in the midst of the 20, 1.5 megawatt wind turbines, the site uses solar energy and is equipped with a composting restroom.
288 Goose Street
Fly Creek, NY 13337
Witness cider-making at the historic Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard just three miles from Main Street Cooperstown. Discover the Mill Store Marketplace filled with Pride of New York products like extra-sharp cheddar cheese and creamy Mill-made fudge.Â Savor the flavors of more than 40 specialty food, wine and hard cider tastings.Â Relax on the Millpond boardwalk with lunch or a sweet treat from the Snack Barn & Bakery and a glass of apple wine. Â Exploring young children will enjoy discovering Tractorland and the friendly ducks and geese.Â Whether you spend a few hours or a day the Fly Creek Cider Mill provides history, tastes and traditions for generations of visitors.
8012 E. Genesee St.
Fayetteville, NY 13066
Year round family fun center. Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, with a conveyor lift. Chair lift for skiing and snowboarding with extensive snow making. Summer activities include; Adventure Mini Golf, batting and soccer cages, and full length driving range. Parties, group outings and snack bar with ice cream available.Binghamton’s newest craft brewery and brewpub promises to offer beer that’s out of this world. Located in a renovated landmark building, Galaxy has 10 to 12 different styles of their own beer on tap at any given time. Chill, modern hangout with a long, sleek bar & a patio serving house-brewed draft beer & pub fare. All suds are created by a father-son team using mostly local ingredients. Stop in for a bite and a brew!
3793 State Rt 145
Cobleskill, NY 1204318 hole lighted Miniature Golf, 9 hole Par 3 Golf Course, 12 station lighted Driving Range & Go-Kart Track. Snack Bar & ice cream parlor. Pavilion for parties and events. Coming soon,bounce house. 3793 State Route 145, Cobleskill 518-296-8008 www.gobblersknob.us
6852 Indian Opening Rd.
Bouckville, NY 13310
We research places to go within a dayÕs trip that are fun, entertaining and educational and package it in a Òday-cationÓ. Overnight trips are offered too with knowledgeable and experienced drivers and tour operators. For more exciting information visit our website!
7 Lebanon Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Since 1895, Hamilton Theater has served as a centerpiece for films, live performances and community events. One of the few remaining independent theaters, we provide diverse programming, preserving and enhancing our historic tradition as a community resource.
East River Rd.
Bainbridge, NY 13733
607-967-8321Vegetables, u-pick strawberries, blueberries, Christmas trees
255 Discovery Drive
Howes Cave, NY 12092Howe Caverns Adventure Park - High in the air-Deep in the Earth-New York's coolest getaway! Explore the Cave, Pan for gems, Zip, Climb, Jump, Rock and Roll! Something for everyone! Cave Open Year Round With Seasonal Hours Howe High Adventure Open Summer Season 255 Discovery Drive, Howes Cave 518-296-8900 www.howecaverns.com
Fire & Ice Sports Bar
614 River Road
Binghamton, NY 139017 days, as scheduled only. The rink is under new ownership! Features the Fire & Ice Sports Bar and Grill and hosts men’s leagues, youth hockey programs (STHA & Binghamton Blizzards) as well as the BU Hockey Club.
5802 State Highway 7
Oneonta, NY 13820
Live tropical butterfly exhibit and botanical garden -- an unforgettable experience! See and walk among hundreds of live, free flying butterflies from around the world in our huge indoor conservatory herbarium -- home also to hundreds of exotic plants. You will marvel at, and be enchanted by, this spectacular display.
4141 Whitman Rd.
Canastota, NY 13032
A small family farm in rural Upstate New York. Visit my website to find out how my beautiful yarn is made. See the alpacas that provide the wonderful fiber used to create my yarns. I also create yarn with fiber from other locally owned New York State farms. My yarns are 100% all natural alpaca. No harsh chemicals have been used to process the yarn. The fiber has been hand washed, hand carded and spun.
698 Underwood Road
Vestal, NY 13850Come to the best-sited and best equipped public observatories in the Northeast United States. Open every Friday night for public observing through three professional telescopes. Kopernik also offers summer camps as well as classes, events and programs throughout the year. They are in the process of building a STEM based playground that will turn playtime into learning time. Come up to Kopernik to Look Up and Dream Big.
304 Towne Center Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066
L. L. Bean is a company dedicated to outdoor recreation and education. We offer an Outdoor Discovery School in Cazenovia where we host adventures in kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fly-casting and snowshoeing. We provide group outings to local recreational sites such as the Nelson Swamp Unique Area and Stony Pond is which we explore the local trails and parks. To see the different activities we are involved in and to join us, go to www.llbean.com/fayetteville
1315 Route 5
Chittenango, NY 13037
Are you a Wizard of Oz fan? Then this is the place to visit! We have a variety of Oz items, from mugs, plates, jewelry, cards, posters, books, T-shirts and water globes. Open weekdays 9-6, Saturday 1-3. Call 315-687-3319 for more information.
130 Dimmock Hill Road
Binghamton, NY 13905Tee off all off-season long at Legends Year Round Golf Center, which features simulators, an outdoor driving range, mini-golf and a pro shop. Find everything a golfer needs to cure the winter blues. So, go ahead and get out there … or in there, rather. It’s definitely worth swinging by.This map highlights the current innovative sustainability projects located in Madison County and is meant to be used as a guide to learn more about each of these initiatives. Tour information is also listed in the guide.
1968 Fairground Rd.
Brookfield, NY 13314
The Madison County Fair is held annually in July. The Fair features Agricultural Exhibits, Animals, Demonstrations, Pageants, Contests, Concerts and Shows; while providing a showplace for the accomplishments, talents and achievements of the community. The fairgrounds also host several events throughout the summer including and antique motorcycle show and horse shows, as well as Wheel Days (held the last full weekend of September) that highlights car shows, a demolition derby, tractor and truck pulls.
Madison, NY 13402
Madison is the site for seven windmills that create clean and green energy. The windmills are 1.65 megawatts which are the largest in the US. Group tours are available by appointment.
2274 State Highway 166
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Middlefield Orchard is home to 10,000 apple trees, 180 peach trees, 400 cherry trees and almost 50 pear trees. Varieties grown at Middlefield Orchard include McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Gala, and Fuji, among many others, as well as a variety of berries and pumpkins. The Orchard for "pick-your-own" apple picking starts mid-August and will continue every Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. through October 31. Pick-Your-Own Raspberries season startsÂ mid-June and goes through October 31.
105 Madison Rd.
Morrisville, NY 13408
A twin-rink facility serving Morrisville State College and the surrounding community. Enjoy public skate, youth and high school hockey games and tournaments, speed and figure skating club activities and learn to skate programs. In addition to ice rinks, the IcePlex features a snack bar, game room party room and pro shop.
14 Sims lane
Cazenovia, NY 13035
We are offering single and double kayak rentals in Cazenovia. We also supply transportation and everything needed for your fun on the water. Group discounts available.
Oneonta, NY 13820
Neahwa Park Presents:Â Baseball, softball, football, soccer games.Â They haveÂ pavilion's, pond, bathrooms, large playground, basketball court, swimming pool just to name a few.Â Neahwa Park is the home of The Outlaw baseball team.Â Special events through out the seasons.
732 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 1385011:00 am - 5:00pm Sunday and Monday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday Create your own custom shirt design, print it, embellish it and model on our runway. Great family fun for boys and girls of all ages!
214 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901Bringing the farm into the city, Old Barn Hollow is Binghamton's first and only "Locavore" store. Everything in the store comes from an area farm or is made in small batches by a local artisan. Nothing is mass produced and nothing comes from a large agribusiness company. Old Barn Hollow is also the Southern Tier's only true Gluten Free Bakery!
Oneida Public Library (OPL), a member of the Mid-York Library System, is chartered by New York State to serve the residents of the OPL Special Legislature District, which is coextensive with the Oneida City School District. Its mission is to provide free-of-charge books and other library resources, information, cultural enrichment and community space for all itsÕ districtÕs people. The OPL regularly sponsors and hosts musical, artistic, cultural and historical programs for both adults and children.
15 James Georgeson Avenue
PO Box 608
Oneonta, NY 13820
The Oneonta Outlaws is a summer baseball team for the top college players across the country. Participating in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the organization ranks among the top in the nation, winning their first league championship in 2006, and again in 2011. After spending 6 years in Saratoga, the formerly known Saratoga Phillies are excited to be a part of the Oneonta community and look forward to continuing their winning tradition in Oneonta. The team is now "100% local" having been purchased by Gary Laing from Oneonta in late 2012.Â Currently, Steve Pindar is the President/GM, and Joe Hughes is the head coach.
132 County Highway 47
Oneonta, NY 13820
Oneonta Sports Park has something for the entire family!
- A driving range with 300 yards of spacious greens, offering a sun-up to sun-down opportunity to practice your golf swing
- An 18-hole Pro-Am mini-golf course, containing a walk-through grotto-style waterfall hole and numerous streams throughout the course
- A 9-hole par 3 golf course, featuring 18 different tee boxes to ensure a unique golfing experience
- A baseball batting arena
- A disc golf course
- Sand horseshoes
Come and enjoy the outdoors!OurSpace is revitalizing a 4 acre parcel of the City of Binghamton’s Recreation Park with a plan that is designed to appeal to individuals of all ages, abilities and needs, from a child with Downs Syndrome, to a war veteran looking for a quiet space, from a family with three young children to an elderly couple. A flowing smooth surface pathway welcomes visitors of all abilities throughout the park's many delights. The ramps and playground equipment are perfect for all generations to explore. This multi-generational playground expands the concept of play to beyond the boundaries of ability and age. Highlighting the project is an accessible playground that captures the local architecture and history. From the famous "Link Trainer" to the Lackawanna Train Station, the 5-12 playground is fully accessible at all levels. The toddler playground invites the imagination and travel with a locomotive and canal boat feature. Toddler swings also include a "Generations" swing where adults can
Village of Chittenango
Chittenango, NY 13037
Êp>Chittenango the birthplace of ""Oz"" takes pride in honoring our native son L. Frank Baum and in celebrating the classic film the ""Wizard of Oz"" as well as ""all things Oz"". Join us for our annual festival the first weekend of June. In addition to his many ""Oz"" books Baum also wrote other children's stories. His most famous book the ""Wonderful Wizard of Oz"" was made into the 1939 MGM classic film the ""Wizard of Oz"". /p>
5615 Rome-New London Road
Rome, NY 13440
BRING THE FAMILY TO ONE OF CENTRAL NEW YORK'S BEST KEPT SECRETS.
Peterpaul Recreation Park in Rome located at 5615 Rome-New London Road (Rt 49W) has been putting smiles on the faces of summer fun-lovers for over 30 years. Whether it is racing your kids on the action-packed go-karts, practicing your home run swing in the batting cages, polishing up your pool game in the arcade room, drenching your friends on the wacky water bumper boats, or seeing your toddler's push the pedal to the metal on the kiddie karts, Peterpaul has something for everyone.
The go-karts at this inviting facility are clean and well-maintained and exciting side-by-side racing thrills can always be expected on this challenging road course. Double seat go-karts are available to accommodate an adult with small child and there is even a separate kiddie track especially for the toddlers to race on their own.
The bumper boat ride is always a hit on warm summer days. The in-ground pool is crystal clea
191 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901Tours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tours leave every 30 minutes, last tour at 430pm. Historic house museum built for Sherman D. Phelps in 1870-72, a local banker & business man. The house was designed by Isaac G. Perry and is furnished primarily as a Victorian house.
2716 Creek Road
Esperance, NY 12066Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin, gourds and ornamental corn. Shop for Halloween needs, eat delicious food at the snack bar, pet farm animals and more. Sept 28 - October 31 only. Closed Sundays. Only $3 admission fee. 2716 Creek Road, Esperance 518-868-4893 www.pickapumpkin.com Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch is located in picturesque Schoharie Valley, just 35 miles southwest of Albany, New York. Come visit for a day, afternoon, or evening of affordable family fun! We are open from September 28th through October 31st. Only $3 Admission Fee. Plenty of Free parking. Hayrides, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, Pick Your Own Gourds and Ornamental Corn, Crawl Through Our Hay tunnel, Climb Our Three Story Tree House, Enjoy Delicious Food At Our Snack Bar, Pet Farm Animals, Enjoy Our Gift Shop, Experience Storybook Land, Try Fresh Cider Donuts, Bring Your Camera! HOURS: Monday-Friday: 3-8 pm Saturday: 10-8 pm Columbus Day: 10-8 pm CLOSED SUNDAYS
3883 State Highway 7
Otego, NY 13825
This market hosts annual celebrations, homegrown produce, baked goods, cider press, home made ice cream. A few minutes south of Oneonta.Visit Roberson Museum and Science Center and discover incredible collections of art and interactive exhibits in science and history. Since 1954, the museum has been an educational destination with a stunning array of engaging exhibits and community-relevant events. Roberson mainstays include the region’s only digital planetarium, in addition to the historic and breath-taking Roberson Mansion. A fully accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums, and an annual recipient of TripAdvisor's "Certificate of Excellence", Roberson has been wowing visitors for decades and continues to provide an unmatched experience anywhere in Broome County.
5935 Middle Rd.
Munnsville, NY 13409
Let us show you the beauty of Madison County from the air. From the valleys to the hilltops the topography is stunning and dressed with flora and fauna for your viewing! Rides available 7 days a week, weather depending, from our launch site in the Stockbridge Valley. Call for more information and we'll see you in the sky!
Traditions at the Glen
4101 Watson Boulevard
Johnson City, NY 13790
www.thesaltsanctuary.comEscape into the ‘depths’ of nature’s healing at New York’s premier salt therapy spa. Salt Sanctuary recreates an age-old European healing experience right here in Central New York.
SUNY College at Oneonta
Physical Science Building
Oneonta, NY 13820
This hands-on science museum offers more than 80 varied science exhibits to explore and do-yourself.
671 Caverns Road
PO Box 88
Howes Cave, NY 12092-0088One-hour guided tour through the caverns to a 100-foot underground waterfall; gift shop, picnic area and motel.Depending on season: 12:00 - 5:00 pm Sunday - Saturday Evening skate: 6:00 - 9:00 pm Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 - 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday Year round fun (outdoor attractions are seasonal) featuring: roller skating, laser storm, the rock-climbing wall, miniature golf, and the Water Wiz water slide. Also snack shop and pro-shop.
1 Otsiningo Park
Binghamton, NY 13904Take flight with Southern Tier Balloon Tours and get a unique view of Greater Binghamton’s greatest sights. From the city’s classic urban footprint to the picturesque hills of New York’s Southern Tier, the memorable scenes will make your visit. Tours depart at sunrise and just before dusk each day year-round, weather permitting.
7139 NYS Rte. 12
North Norwich, NY 13814
607-334-4253Open May-October, bedding plants, vegetables in season, pumpkin patch
293 Hade Hollow Rd
Cooperstown, NY 13326
HANG GLIDING... The purest form of flight. Throughout the centuries man has dreamt of personal flight, to set oneself free and soar silently with the birds. Dan Guido, now a master pilot and certified USHGA instructor, has taught many students this wonderful sport of flying. With the success of his teachings, his school has grown into a full operational organization, with a class room, 5 training hills, and a mountain launch. Dan is able to provide a student all of the necessary means of going from beginner to advanced pilot ratings. We teach class every weekend from April to November (including holidays) - weather permitting. Classes start promptly at 9:00am eastern Time. Evening lessons are available during the week by appointment only.
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
Visit our website and plan your summer trips!
1091 Earlville Rd.
Earlville, NY 13332
Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience offers visitors to our area the most unforgettable experience they will ever have to fly with trained birds of prey. Talons! is an interactive, educational and absolutely unforgettable journey into the world of raptors, and falconry the sport of kings! Talons! is open to the public by appointment Wednesday through Sunday during the spring, summer and fall. If the weather is nice call us in the winter too.Upstate New York has a heritage that continues today of creative technology enterprises, whose guidance systems, computers, flight simulators, cameras, and high-speed film helped the US win the race to the moon. CT&I's mission is to document and present in context the inventions and industrial innovations of New York's Southern Tier.
5775 State Highway 80
Cooperstown, NY 13326
America's history comes alive-daily chores are carried out at the working farm while commerce flourishes at the Village Crossroad. Visitors experience the interplay among trades, village life and agriculture in New York State circa 1845. The museum, one of the oldest living history museums, features exhibits, craft demonstrations and hand-on activities that bring history to life.
2015 Special Exhibition
- Farming's New Era: From Field to Table in New York State, May 9 - October 31Â
138 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
Madison CountyÕs First Escape Room! Escape rooms are games and entertainment. There is also an art gallery associated with TSK showcasing local artisits. Ê
George W. Johnson Park
201 Oak Hill Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760In 2010, the stage in Endicott’s George W. Johnson Park was dedicated. The stage has become a center for local entertainment with performances and events associated with groups including the Endicott Performing Arts Center, the Tri-Cities Youth Singers, GUSTO-A Taste of Italy, and numerous musical bands.
7621 Lakeport Rd.
Chittenango, NY 13037
The Wild Animal Park is open weekends, Memorial Day through the end of October. Visit and enjoy giraffes, tigers, bears, a red kangaroo, a zebra, and more. The park features live animal shows, a petting zoo, bounce houses and food. Book your birthday or family parties year round. The Wild Animal Park is fun for the entire family. Visit our website for information about our history, animals, educational programs and events www.thewildpark.com
230 South Peterboro Street
Canastota, NY 13032
This park welcomes the community and travelers, a "wheel" friendly recreational playground. You can bring your skateboard, BMX bike or scooter to enjoy at our park. With the functional flow of the obstacles, you'll be sure to test your expertise. For more information go to our website lenoxny.com or facebook lenox skate park.
Find out why drive-ins are America's best entertainment value - see 2 great movies, enjoy great food and have great fun all for one low price! In addition, there are great weekly give-aways. Nightly shows at dusk in season.
328 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 1385010:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday (seasonal) Changing exhibits pertaining to the rich history of Vestal.Celebrating over 50 year of bringing arts to the Central Adirondacks. Presenting year-round exhibits, workshops and performances for all ages. Host of the prestigious Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors.
1022 Shapley Road
Bainbridge, NY 13733
607-895-6507Tree farm, Christmas Trees farm, Hay
168 Water St.
Binghamton, NY 13901Fresh. Local. Uncomplicated. Water Street Brewing Co. serves up to seven of its own premium craft brews made right on the premises. Grab a bite with your pint. The menu includes salads, sandwiches and burgers, many made using local ingredients, as well as the “best cole slaw in the world.”
349 Badeau Hill Road
Schenevus, NY 12155
Family-operated cider mill and pumpkin farm located on 100 beautiful acres, with lots of room to run. Produce, pumpkins, pies, corn maze, crafts, hay rides. Open September and October. Hours are Fri 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Sun 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m; and on Labor Day and Columbus Day from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.The proud “Home to Candyland: The Sweetest Place on Earth,” Windy Hill is the place to get your fill of hand-crafted treats. Specializing in hard-to-find “retro” candies, Windy Hill promises to help adults rediscover favorites from childhood and children to enjoy products made in the vein of yesteryear’s sweets. And of course there’s a huge selection of candles, air fresheners, soaps and more! People loved the new items so we kept adding more and started Candyland. Within six months candy was outselling our candles that we have sold since 1995! So we continue to look for the new items and add them to our retro items. You can see photos in the visit candyland section.Check back often and please tell your friends about us. WINDY HILL HAS BEEN SELLING THE FINEST CANDLES DIRECT TO THE PUBLIC AT WHOLESALE PRICES SINCE 1995! TO SHOP CANDLES VISIT US AT http://www.4GREATCANDLES.COM.
Come enjoy the fresh air and pristine views from this beautiful 180 acre farm nestled on the banks of the Cowaselon Creek in Madison County.The farm is the perfect place for school field trips, company socials, team building adventures, scout outing, family parties or picturesque weddings. However big or small bring your family and friends to Wolf Oak Acres this season and create memories to last a lifetime!
Wolf Oak Acres is more than a maze; it's an experience for any age. Take a scenic wagon ride along the banks of the creek, pick pumpkins, enjoy home-made fudge and snacks. Kick back and watch our famous pig races, or rope yourself a steer. Shoot targets with our corn cannons or slingshots. Pan for gems or fossils, or ride the pedal carts!Â Don't forget in October to visit the Night maze and family Moo-vies!
Every weekend we have different special events: from Special Needs Resource Fairs, a Farm Expo, Balloons and Bounty - hot air balloon and pride of NY
3409 State Route 31
Canastota, NY 13032
Yankee Doodles gift shop is an old fashioned country store circa 1920's style. We sell old fashioned candy, wood carvings, decorative accessories, candles, jams & jellies, and other handmade crafts. Chainsaw woodcarving demonstrations often.
124 Hickory St.
Canastota, NY 13032
Serving soft serve custard, hard ice cream from Hersey, 19 hole mini golf, a game room and party room, and outdoor picnic area. Now offering a candy store with candy made since the 1900's to present! Look for the 10ft. giraffe and the red caboose to welcome you! Ice cream stand open from April 1st to labor Day. Candy shop open year round along with party and event space.