BREWS, BIRDIES & BASEBALL
Central New York is no stranger to breweries, spirits, or golf courses-With 29 public golf courses within 29 minutes, the 8th largest craft brewery in the nation, and a distillery producing award winning hand-crafted spirits using locally grown New York State corn. We’ve combined these into a three-day itinerary that’s sure to keep your taste buds exploding and your golf game top-notch.
Head out for an early morning round of golf at the Rick Smith designed Shenendoah Golf Course, Verona. 18 holes. (www.turningstone.com)
Lunch at Upstate Tavern. Sample Upstate Lager, an exclusive brew by Saranac.
Still in the mood for more golf? Try Sandstone Hollow, a beautiful par-3, 9-hole course in Verona.
Dinner, gaming & harness racing at Turning Stone Resort Casino
and Vernon Downs Casino Hotel. (www.vernondowns.com)
Golf at Twin Ponds, New York Mills early morning. 18 holes (www.twinpondsgolf.net)
Lunch at Nail Creek Pub & Brewery, Varick Street, Utica. Indulge in uniquely crafted
Belgian-style beers. (www.nailcreekpub.com)
Stop in at Adirondack Distillery, Varick Street, Utica. Learn about the process of distilling vodka, gin & whiskey. (www.adirondackdistilling.com)
Head to the F. X. Matt Brewery, Varick Street, Utica, for a tour and tasting. Behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process, learn about the history of the brewery. (www.saranac.com)
Dinner and overnight in Utica.
Golf in Cooperstown early morning (50 minutes south of Utica).
Tour of Brewery Ommegang.
Lunch at Café Ommegang and a chance to sample beers on tap.
Then visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.