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Summer Destinations: Central New York

Canale's Restaurant

A family tradition that originated from the hills of Morolo, Italy, and the famous recipes of Anna “Ma” Canale…the Italian cuisine of Canale’s Restaurant.

Celebrating 70 years, the Canale Family has provided the Oswego community with their homemade menu items and family dining atmosphere. Now you can take home and enjoy a taste of the old country. During the summer, enjoy courtyard events with music to complement outdoor dining. For more information on dining and courtyard events, visit https://www.canalesrest.com/.

Carol Watson Greenhouse

Located just 12 minutes from Syracuse, Carol Watson Greenhouse has 12,000 square feet of greenhouse space, allowing them to grow an assortment of annuals and vegetables. From choice new varieties to old favorites. On their seven acres, they sell top-grade perennials, shrubs and trees, many from Monrovia. Offering a multitude of houseplants, tropic foliage, succulents, cacti, and herbs year-round.

Cazenovia Artisans

Cazenovia Artisans is an artisan cooperative gallery, nestled in the beautiful village of Cazenovia. For over 20 years, they have provided unique and diverse fine art and craft to gift, wear, or enhance your home. Visit and share in an artisan experience.

Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival of Expressive Arts

The Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival features prize-winning regional musicians and artists, a perfect way to celebrate summer. Premiere performances of new works feature prominently on programs of interactive outdoor performances, chamber concerts by the Society players, “Rising Stars,” “Young Composers Corner,” chamber concerts, & “Poetry Round-Robin” showcasing regional luminaries, and a month-long invitational art exhibit by 30+ CNY artists in the beautiful historic village of Cazenovia.

City of Oswego

Take a stroll through Oswego's weekly downtown Farmers' Markets, featuring fresh local produce and handmade goods. Explore our unique assets like the Oswego Speedway and Fort Ontario, which offer a glimpse into our city's rich history and culture. Don't miss Oswego's annual city-wide celebration, Harborfest, where you can enjoy live music, delicious food, and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario. With so much to see and do, Oswego is the perfect regional destination for your summer vacation.


Don't miss out on all the great summer events happening around the region from Oswego to Cortland, Auburn, Syracuse, Old Forge to Earlville. Central New York has it all: Musicals, Theatre, Concerts, Exhibitions, and so much more. Visit CNY ARTS to plan your fun!

Earlville Opera House

Earlville Opera House, Inc. was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting the arts in a rural region of central New York by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance; and preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Earlville Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.

Key EOH programs include a wide range of culturally diverse visual and performing arts programs represented through rotating gallery exhibitions; a superb live performance series; arts workshops; classes and arts education opportunities; and grants to artists and arts organizations.

EOH was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2022.

Erie Canal Museum

The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse showcases the only remaining weighlock building in the United States, and helps visitors learn more about the history and impact of New York's famed canal through interactive displays, original artifacts, and public programs. The museum is open seven days a week, and admission is free with a suggested $10 donation.

Glimmerglass Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival is a world-renowned summer opera and musical theater festival located in Cooperstown, NY. With a rich history spanning nearly five decades, the Festival presents a diverse repertoire of productions, showcasing the talents of emerging and established artists. The Glimmerglass Festival is committed to engaging the community and promoting accessibility to the arts. This year's productions include "The Pirates of Penzance," "Pagliacci," "La Calisto," "Elizabeth Cree," and the world-premiere youth opera, "Rumpelstiltskin and the Unlovable Children."

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego

As the only maritime museum on the U.S. side of Lake Ontario, the museum offers unique maritime and waterfront experiences including the National Historic Landmark, WWII Tug, LT-5, the National Register canal barge, Derrick Boat 8, the last U.S. commercial fishing boat, Eleanor D and a collection of paintings, models and shipwreck artifacts telling the story of over 400 years of history. In addition, the museum serves as the steward of the National Register Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse, offering boat tours to the lighthouse in the summer. Find out about the refitting progress of the schooner, Ontario. Visit www.hlwmm.org to find out more about the H. Lee White Maritime Museum's programming and events.

Hampton Inn & Suites Cazenovia

Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless internet access, wedding services, and a picnic area.

You can enjoy a meal at the restaurant serving the guests of Hampton Inn & Suites Cazenovia, or stop in at the snack bar/deli. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily.

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self-parking is available onsite.

Make yourself at home in one of the 80 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment

The Lincklaen House

For more than 180 years, the Lincklaen House has represented colonial charm. Each of the original rooms is unique and alive with history, down to the smallest detail. Travel back in time, and still enjoy the modern conveniences of this grand hotel.

All twenty-three elegant guest rooms at the Lincklaen House preserve the 19th-century charm. All rooms are pet-friendly, smoke-free, and are equipped with modern amenities such as private baths, telephones, cable television, WiFi, hair dryers, and air conditioning.

They also have a full-service restaurant on location with indoor and outdoor seating available, and serve a complimentary continental breakfast for lodging guests every morning.


Munson is an internationally recognized fine arts center in Utica, New York, serving diverse audiences through a renowned Museum of Art, live performances and events, community art classes, and Pratt Munson, the upstate extension campus of the prestigious Pratt Institute. Special exhibition “American Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society” is on view from June 14 to Sept. 22.

Murdock's Bicycle and Sports

At Murdock's, their mission is to help customers discover a bike that captures their heart and ignites their desire to ride it at every opportunity. They aim to inspire enthusiasm for biking and serve as custodians for the bike customers already adore. The knowledgeable team at Murdock's is dedicated to ensuring customers' bikes bring them joy. By ensuring the safety and optimizing the performance of each bike, they aspire to empower customers to embark on countless miles of exhilarating rides, revel in the achievements they attain, and cultivate a deep love for cycling, just as the team at Murdock's has.

Oswego County Tourism

Oswego County offers year-round fun and recreation for everyone! History, festivals, fishing and outdoor activities highlight each season. Centrally located in New York state, Oswego County provides a vast number of attractions within driving distance. Download their visitors guide online or browse their calendar of events.

Reeves Farms

Reeves Farms is dedicated to producing fresh berries and vegetables using sustainable farming practices. The Reeves family has been growing vegetables for more than a century in Baldwinsville. Visit Reeves Farms in Baldwinsville to pick your own strawberries and organic blueberries and purchase their homegrown vegetables.

The Ridge

The Ridge is a beautifully unique venue for events of all types - weddings, showers, reunions, and other private celebrations. Known also for its collaborative live music events in its open-air, one-of-a-kind natural stone amphitheater, The Ridge’s spectacular, secluded setting makes everyone feel as if they’ve discovered a well-kept secret. Its relaxed and inviting indoor and outdoor spaces set it apart and welcome you in a way that feels just like home. Plan your next event at The Ridge in Chittenango!

Rudy's Lakeside

Rudy's has been serving Oswego and the surrounding communities since 1946, continuously providing fresh products, cooked to order as you watch. Open from around St. Patrick's Day through Columbus Day, Rudy's offers both indoor and outdoor seating on the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario. The drive in is a perfect spot for fresh fish and casual family fun.

Sollecito Landscaping Nursery

Sollecito Landscaping Nursery is a family-owned and operated business that has been serving the central New York region for over 50 years. As a full-service landscaping and nursery company, Sollecito offers a wide range of services to help customers enhance the beauty and functionality of their outdoor spaces. Their knowledgeable staff can assist with everything from designing and installing landscapes to providing guidance on plant selection and care. The nursery offers a diverse selection of trees, shrubs and perennials. With their extensive experience and commitment to quality, Sollecito Landscaping Nursery is a go-to destination for anyone looking to elevate their outdoor living experience.

Summer Concerts at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards

Beak & Skiff's 2024 Summer Concert Series includes performances from Gary Clark Jr., Gregory Alan Isakov, Michael Franti & Spearhead with Stephen Marley, Brothers Osborne, Shakey Graves & Trampled By Turtles, Jason Isbell, Lake Street Dive, The Flaming Lips, Violent Femmes, Lee Brice, and more. View the full lineup HERE. Beak & Skiff is a family-owned-and-operated orchard located among the rolling hills and valleys of Lafayette, just south of Syracuse.

The Stickley Museum

The Stickley Museum is housed on the top floor of the original L. & J.G. Stickley factory. From 1900 to 1985, this building was used to produce Stickley furniture. In the former finishing room is an exhibition space that tells the story of America’s most legendary furniture companies. The display spans over a century of Stickley history: beginning with the Mission aesthetic of the early 1900s, to the Cherry Valley Collection debuting in the 1920s and culminating with modern Stickley. The museum also boasts a display of Gustav Stickley’s own bedroom set as well as pieces of Stickley Mission that were once owned by Barbra Streisand. The museum is free and open to the public on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from May 1 through October 1.

Stone Quarry Art Park

Looking for adventure? Want to break out of your routine? Stone Quarry Art Park, in Cazenovia, located just 20 miles southeast of Syracuse, is a contemporary outdoor art space that provides public access to four miles of trails, outdoor art, and a mid-century modern artist home. Neither a park nor a museum, Stone Quarry works with visiting artists to shape and re-shape the landscape of Stone Quarry Hill through a variety of interdisciplinary art practices. Stone Quarry is open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Admission is pay-what-you-wish with a suggested donation of $5 per person — everybody is welcome. Visit www.sqap.orgfor a current list of visiting artists and happenings.

Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival

The 53rd Annual Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival is a three-day showcase of the country's most talented artists, craftspeople and entertainers. The festival provides opportunities for visitors to experience the vibrancy of Downtown Syracuse through a presentation of visual and performing arts that demonstrate diverse art forms and cultures. The Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival is one of the premier events of ArtsWeek, a partnership among several organizations committed to showcasing and celebrating the arts in our community. Enjoy a variety of music, multicultural performances, summer refreshments and participatory activities from July 26-28, 2024.

The Syracuse Orchestra

The Syracuse Orchestra is the professional orchestra serving Syracuse and Central New York. The orchestra performs nearly 50 full orchestra concerts each year, and dozens of additional performances in schools, libraries, community centers, and health care facilities. The Syracuse Orchestra also operates the Syracuse Youth Orchestra, a program comprised of three youth orchestras serving over 150 kids from ages 8-22. Find more information about all of the orchestra's performances online at SyracuseOrchestra.org.