3 Reasons to Visit Central New York in the Spring

by Joanna E

With the snowstorms we’ve been having recently in the Northeast it doesn’t seem like winter will end, but spring is only a week away. One of my goals for the year is to explore more of my home state. Attending the New York Times travel show this year really gave me the interest in visiting Central New York. If you’re a NYC native or thinking about visiting the Empire State, here are three reasons to visit Central New York in the Spring.

Food and Drinks

One of the best ways to experience a city or country is through food and drinks. The Central New York region has over 65 breweries, distilleries, pubs, and wineries perfect for drink connoisseurs. Central New York is also known for its agriculture and many of the restaurants use fruits, vegetables, and grains that are grown locally.

The Great Outdoors

Living the city life with street lights and skyscrapers aren’t very ideal for stargazing or getting fresh air. Central New York has over 184,500 acres of land with lakes, streams, and waterfalls for various water activities. It is also home to 14 state parks with over 350 miles of trails over 8 counties for hiking and cycling. Below are some other outdoor activities that you can enjoy when visiting Central New York:

  • Ballooning
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Erie Canal Cruise
  • Golfing
  • Adirondack Scenic Railroad
  • And much more

Culture & Museums

If you enjoy museums and culture, the Northeast Classic Car Museum, Farmers’ Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are just some of the many sites available in Central New York. You can also visit forts and battlefields from the American Revolution.

Visiting Central New York - Baseball Hall of Fame

If you’re planning a solo, couples, girls or family trip, Central New York has something for everyone. You can learn more about events, activities, accommodation, food options and other things to do at VisitCentralNewYork.com.

Have you visited the Central New York region?

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terrihugg March 19, 2018 - 10:38 PM

I’ll be honest. I’m not really much of a camping, fishing type person. However, those museums sound like fun. I’m a bit curious about the farmers museum.

Joanna E March 19, 2018 - 10:43 PM

I’ve never fished or camped, but I would like to at least try it out

Lovely Leslie March 20, 2018 - 6:15 AM

I have not visited central New York but your 3 reasons lists some of the things I love to do when visiting places.

Jay COLBY March 20, 2018 - 8:33 AM

I’ve never been camping or fishing before, but I wouldn’t mind trying though. New York has always been on my list of places to visit.

cleverlychanging March 23, 2018 - 10:30 AM

I enjoy every activity you listed within your post. As long as I am with my family I’m excited when we can explore new places. Seeing my kids eyes widen with excitement is always worth it.


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