Tour Saranac Brewery, the 6th largest craft brewer in the U.S., the anchor of our brewery district and the first to sell beer after prohibition ended! Ride the Adirondack Scenic Railroad into the heart of the six million acre Adirondack Park. Browse 25,000 works of art at the world-renowned Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art and enjoy a Broadway show at the opulent Stanley, our historic 1926 Mexican Baroque theatre.

Spend a day reliving Revolutionary War history at Fort Stanwix National Monument and discover the heritage of the Oneida Indian Nation at Shako:wi Native American Cultural Center. Explore three State Parks…Delta Lake, Verona Beach and Pixley Falls, and the Utica Zoo featuring animals from around the world.

A sure bet is Turning Stone Resort Casino with Vegas-style entertainment, comedy clubs, gaming, and world class spas. Vernon Downs Casino Hotel offers more opportunity gaming, live harness racing on a 7/8 mile fast track with year-round simulcast racing. Bring your clubs and perfect your swing at any one of our 29 public golf courses including three championship courses at Turning Stone Resort.

Fun for the whole family can be found at Sylvan Beach, an authentic beachfront community on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake, New York’s largest inland lake at twenty-two miles long and five miles wide, connecting with the historic Erie Canal. Two miles of sandy beaches, boating, fishing, and great restaurants make Sylvan Beach a superb escape! For more fun visit nearby Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo, Peterpaul Recreation Park and the Utica-Rome Speedway for stock car racing.

Autumn brings brilliant color. The first two weeks in October are the best for foliage color in Central New York. The Clinton Cider Mill is a must see. Watch a 100-year old press in operation making fresh cider and savor a warm cider donut. Get up close to nature and go apple picking at North Star Orchards, get lost in a corn maze, see the colorful foliage from an open air train car or aboard a relaxing Erie Canal cruise.

Winter-perfect adventure is here as well. Skiing…cross-country and downhill, along with tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Ice fishing has a long history and following on Oneida and Delta Lakes. This is snowmobiling country with and over 540 miles of groomed trails and excitement through scenic hills, forests, fields, parks and preserves connecting to neighboring trails in the Tug Hill Plateau and Adirondack Park.

Planning to visit Central New York? Contact Oneida County Tourism at 800-426-3132 or visit