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Hiking and Biking

Chittenango Falls State Park is a 193-acre state park featuring a 167-foot waterfall that cascades over roughly 400-million-year-old bedrock. Visitors can view the falls from the top, walk the winding trail into the gorge, view the falls from the footbridge and return to the top along the small trail on the opposite side of the gorge. Activities include fishing, hiking and picnicking. 

Beaver Lake Nature Center is a 661-acre Onondaga County Park facility that offers visitors a variety of outdoor experiences.

Cycle The Erie Canalway! Cycle a few miles or all 365! The Erie Canalway Trail between Albany and Buffalo is 87-percent off-road and suitable for all ages and abilities. The trail closely parallels both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal.

Verona Beach State Park, located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake is perfect for picnickers, hikers, cyclists and beach goers alike. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes and bottomland hardwood swamps give Verona Beach one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in the Central Region, and well worth a hike on the "Woods and Wetland" nature trail.

If you want a wildlife viewing experience, take a long walk along and through one of the many restored wetlands located at the Nature Center at The Great Swamp Conservancy. They foster environmental, cultural and natural history education, promote outdoor recreation and preserve biological diversity.


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Kid Friendly Activities

From zoos to theaters, museums and more, we've got you covered for family-friendly activities in the area.

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Experience Central New York’s nightlife atmosphere with cool beachfront stages, hip rock n’ roll joints and sophisticated lounges.

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Outdoor Activities

From award-winning golf and picturesque mountain views to beautiful beaches and great bass fishing, there's something for everyone in lovely Central New York.

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Special Events

One of the things that makes Sylvan Beach a great getaway is that it’s far enough away from the bustle of cities, but still has some of New York State’s best entertainment within minutes of your vacation cottage.

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Find snacks and ready-to-eat meals from Turning Stone Resort Casino favorites at Maple Leaf Market and Sylvan Beach Supply Co. or gas at nearby SavOn.

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Full stomachs, happy faces and unmatched family time - who doesn't love dining out on vacation! Check out these local places that everyone will enjoy.

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Ready for a spa day? Skana The Spa at Turning Stone is a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winner. Or visit Áhsi' Day Spa, the Oneida word for 'awaken'.

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As central New York’s hottest beach destination, The Lake House at Sylvan Beach boasts more than 100 slots and a full calendar of live entertainment.