Nature and Outdoor Activities
Get a fresh perspective in Oneida County. Four seasons of exceptional outdoor recreation for people of all ages and interests. Sail, swim, fish, or picnic on one of our beautiful lakes. Kayak or canoe down our rivers and streams. Enjoy exceptional fishing on the Oriskany and West Canada Creeks. Hike our woodland trails, wildlife preserves, and state parks. Combine your love of nature and cycling on our scenic canal trails like the participants in the Cycling the Erie Canal Bike Tour. Go horseback riding, mountain biking, or bird watching. Take the kids to Sylvan Beach Amusement Park or Fort Rickey Children’s Discovery Zoo. Cruise down the Erie Canal or enjoy the splendors of the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Explore the gardens and trails of romantic Root Glen. Find your cold weather inspiration on skates, skis, or snowshoes. Check out our groomed trails from the Southern Hills to the Tug Hill region just for people with a passion for snowmobiling. There’s a lot to do in Oneida County!
Canal Trailhead, Route 12, Boonville; Egypt Road Trailhead, Alder Creek; Jackson Hill Trailhead, Jackson Hill Road, Boonville
....offering guided fishing charters of Oneida Lake!
Opening in 2012
Pick-Your-Own apples (17 varieties) and blueberry orchards. Open April - December At the Farm Market and Bakery: produce, baked goods, flowers, perennials, craft cheese, U-pick blueberries and apples and so much more.
Our NY interactive web map makes it easy to zoom in on hiking trails, mountain biking trails and motorcycle riding loops of interest.
Day use park only.
The Hatchery is open daily (9:00am – 3:45pm) and has a new visitor’s center with information about the Hatchery’s history and fish culture in New York State.
Public access on limited seasonal basis; check website or call for details.
..only a short distance from many of the most beautiful waterways the Northeast has to offer.
North of Rome on Route 46 providing great skiing and riding. State of the art snowmaking and nightly grooming. Three lifts servicing 11 trails and a terrain park for novice to expert skiers. Our lodge hosts a cafeteria and an adult bar.