Eisenhower Lock – A marvel to see in operation. It has tremendous lift of ocean going vessels.
Village of Hamilton
Village of Cazenovia
Fort Ticonderoga – Highly recommended for history buffs
Extra curricula activity:
For those that have the time, desire or just like to explore here are suggestions to consider. These are listed in no particular order of preference.
Rogers Environmental Education Center operated by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is dedicated to enhancing environmental awareness and appreciation of the natural world. It offers 600 acres of a variety of habitats for the walker, bird watcher, photographer, snowshoer, or cross-country skier. Trails traverse woodlands, meadows, wetlands, plantations, and farm fields.
A picturesque 167 foot waterfall is the main attraction of Chittenango Falls State Park! Glacial sculpting over 400 million year-old bedrock is responsible for this scenic feature. An interesting variety of both plants and wildlife may be found along the trails. 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.
TAUGHANNOCK FALLS STATE PARK (visitithaca.com/attractions/taughannock-Falls-state-park)
Pronounced Tuh-GA-nick. The falls’ name is believed to have derived from the Algonquian Taconic (“in the trees”) or Taghkanic (after a Lenape chieftain killed in battle nearby). Taughannock Falls carves a 400ft deep gorge through layers of sandstone, shale and limestone that were once the bed of an ancient sea. With a 215 foot plunge, this waterfall stands three stories taller than Niagara Falls and is the highest single-drop waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains .
Tour the Villages of Hamilton (hamilton-ny.gov) home of Colgate University or Cazenovia (villageofcazenovia.com) located on the shores of Cazenovia Lake.
FOGGY BOTTOM OBSERVATORY located on the campus of Colgate University (observatory.colgate.edu)
An incredible complement to the Foggy Bottom Observatory, the Ho Tung Visualization Lab allows our students to study planets, stars, constellations, and other astronomical objects no matter what the weather is. The state-of-the-art 55-seat digital theater in Ho Science Center features a digital projector that allows us to project 3D animations and shows made in an immersive dome environment.
Tour local family owned DISTILLERIES and enjoy the tasting rooms: Madison County Distillery (madisoncountydistillery.com) located near our hotel or Old Home Distillers (oldhomedistillers.com).
OWERA VINEYARDS (oweravineyards.com)
The Muserlian family welcomes you to Owera Vineyards. In 2007, Nancy and Peter Muserlian purchased a 57-acre farm at the north end of Cazenovia Lake. Their vision was to create a family legacy project that would bring their family and other families together for casual gatherings and special occasions. Owera was conceived by and for family, and that feeling of family extends to every guest and each employee at Owera Vineyards.
Driving or flying venues:
NATIONAL WARPLANE MUSEUM (nationalwarplanemuseum.com) located at KGENE.
The National Warplane Museum is a warbird and military history museum located on the grounds of the Geneseo Airport in Geneseo, New York. Founded in 1994, the museum restores, flies, and displays vintage military aircraft from the Second World War and Korean War eras.
NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME (baseballhall.org) located near KK23.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
) located near K0G7) and bring your National Park Service Golden Eagle Pass
Women’s Rights National Historical Park tells the story of the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20, 1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality, global struggles that continue today. The efforts of women’s rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.
Seneca Falls is the town depicted in Jimmy Stewart’s Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
HOWE CAVERNS (howecaverns.com) located somewhat near 3NY0.
Your journey will wind through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, until you discover a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. Deep in the cave, solid rock appears fluid: creating strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites. Mysterious grottos lead off into distant, unexplored passages. Shadows hide secrets in deep cracks and crevices. The well-worn path twists and turns descending into the depths, downward to the glassy surface of an underground lake that trails off into the absolute darkness of the cave’s Eastern Terminus… this is the Howe Caverns ultimate experience.
With over a 120 wineries to choose from, how do you know which ones are right for you? First, plan on visiting between three to five wineries in any given day. You don’t want to overdo it trying to rush from winery to winery. Plan for time to become familiar with the wines and enjoy your tasting. Many wineries have great gift shops and cafes to explore.
CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS
) located near KELM.
The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play.
GEORGE EASTMAN (KODAK) MUSEUM
) located near KROC.
The George Eastman Museum is located in Rochester, New York, on the estate of George Eastman, the pioneer of popular photography and motion picture film. Founded in 1947 as an independent nonprofit institution, it is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum holds unparalleled collections-encompassing several million objects-in the fields of photography, cinema, and photographic and cinematographic technology, and photographically illustrated books. The institution is also a longtime leader in film preservation and photographic conservation.