This spring, discover the beauty of Central New York: the ultimate rural American experience just a few hours from the Hamptons. Located between the world-famous Niagara Falls and world-class New York City, find yourself at the center of it all in Central New York state. From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum to the countless Main Street USAs and endless agritourism attractions, Central New York is a bounty of the expansive outdoors, fresh flavors, and countless opportunities for sightseeing and activities for everyone in your family.
Central New York is comprised of eight different counties: Binghamton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Chenango, Madison, Oneida, Schoharie. All are perfect for experiencing outdoor adventure, the ultimate ‘brew’ tour, and culinary delights.
Craft Beer and Beverages
With more than 65 breweries, hard cideries, distilleries, craft-focused pubs and wineries, you’ll have days’ worth of tastings and tours to experience. Start planning your own trip with their interactive Brewfinder. To help plan your trip, learn about Brew Central events such as the 5th annual Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival on March 10th. Purchase your tickets here.
Learn about the Locavore restaurants of Central New York, broken down by each county. Standout restaurants include Timeless Tavern Restaurant & Inn in Northville, NY; Inside Scoop in Vestal, NY; Horned Dorset Inn in Leonardsville, NY; Onatah Cafe in Canajoharie, NY; and The Red Caboose Restaurant & Bar in Oneonta, NY.
At Inside Scoop, the Chuckster’s Family Fun Park serves homemade artisan gelato, sorbet, and ice cream on a freshly made waffle cone. Watch the onsite production through observation windows, and try free samples. Onatah Cafe focuses on fresh, local food, beverages and products. They serve breakfast or lunch, or you can take one of their delicious packaged items out to the local park. Watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen dining room.
Create your own culinary-focused trip with Central New York’ Food and Beverage Trail. Find your soon-to-be favorite spots for delectable desserts, refreshing sips, sensational dishes, and so much more.
*Photos and video courtesy of CNY