No trip is complete without a visit to a local store or festival where you can buy some goodies. What better way to be reminded of the Central New York region than bringing a piece of it home with you?
Take a journey down Antique Row in Binghamton. There are around 30 different shops on Clinton Street waiting to greet you.
After a day of antiquing, stop by Windy Hill Candle Factory & Candyland which is the home to some of the sweetest “retro” treats and not to mention some delightful smelling candles.
Norwich is known for its famous Colorscape Art Festival which happens every September. This festival brings in over 10,000 people every year! It is a wonderful place to find one-of-a-kind artwork created from artists across New York State.
Not only that but you can also stop by Parsons Daughter Candy Shoppe to grab some homemade chocolates for the ride home.
Get unique accessories at Herkimer Diamond Mines. Here you can find specialty diamonds that are only found in Central New York. These double-terminated quartz crystals make for elegant rings, necklaces, or bracelets.
Lavender Blue is a locally owned store in the little town of Cazenovia that specializes in tablecloths and dining accessories from Provence in France and other Mediterranean cities. If you are in the mood for antiquing, Amanda Bury Antiques is a must-stop shop. This little shop has a variety of unique items that can give your home that rustic look.
Visit the New York State’s largest Antique Show in Bouckville. This antique show happens every August and has over 2,000 dealers spread out among 14 show fields. If you are an antiquer, add this festival to your list.
Be sure to stop by The Shops at Wagner Square in Canajoharie. Explore Lee’s Christmas Corner to stock up on your holiday needs, Freddy Bear’s Den & Toy Emporium for gifts to give your little ones, Crossroads Home Interiors for cozy home needs, and The Clothes Vault & Jewelry Emporium where you can find dainty accessories.
Get all your local goods in Oneida County. From artisan cheeses from Adirondack Cheese Co. in Clinton to locally distilled whiskey from Adirondack Distilling Company in Utica, there is something tasty to bring home for all.
Visit the store at Saranac Brewery so you can purchase customized Saranac T’s, glassware, steins and other souvenirs.
Main Street of Cooperstown is a baseball lover’s dream. If you are a sports collector this is the place for you. From Cooperstown Bat Company to Mickey’s Place and the souvenir shop at The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, there is a store for baseball collectors to get the retro trading cards, baseball trading pins, jerseys or signed sports memorabilia.
Craft brew fan? Be sure to stop by Brewery Ommegang for a pint or two after checking out their well-stocked brewery store. Cop the latest brewery apparel or designed barware.
Don’t forget to check out Fly Creek Cider Mill. Stop in and grab a bite to eat or take home some specialty salsas and mouthwatering fudge.
In the quaint town of Sharon Springs, you’ll find both Apple Barrel and Beekman 1802 Mercantile. Apple Barrel part store and café has a wide range of items from clothing, jewelry to kitchenware and home décor, you are sure to find a mix of rural and modern products for your home. At Beekman 1802 Mercantile, indulge in skin and body care products handcrafted from local artisans.