The Great Outdoors – Upstate New York and the Erie Canal
Our visitors enjoy the wonderful country scenery and the many activities our region has to offer such as;
Hiking Trails, Bike Riding along the Erie Canal, Fresh Water Fishing, Fishing Charters, Shopping, Skiing, Touring the Finger Lakes, Wineries, Museums, and Historic Mormon Sites.
Erie Canal Trail
The south property line of the hotel is The Erie Canalway Trail. It is a cycling destination for riders of all ages. Following one of the world’s most famous manmade waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo.
Resorts & Casinos
Other visitors may enjoy the fast-paced excitement of nearby resorts and casinos, and then come back to relax in one of our in-room Jacuzzis or Heated Indoor Swimming Pool.
Popular Resorts & Casinos include: del Lago Resort & Casino 19 miles to the East. The del Lago is a new $440 million resort with 2000 slot machines, 85 gambling tables including blackjack and poker, multiple restaurants and 2400 seat auditorium for shows.
The Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, is a brand new $330 million casino. Visitors can spend time at Mohawk Harbor, which features a new harbor, public walking and biking paths that will integrate into the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway and Erie Canalway system, and revitalize the riverfront.
The Finger Lakes Gaming and Race Track is 17 miles to the South West, a live thoroughbred race track with an attached casino and numerous restaurants.
Wine Country & Craft Brewing
Craft Brewing, Distilleries and Wine Country
New York is home to hundreds of wineries, breweries, distilleries, and cideries, scores of which open themselves up to the public with a mix of tours, gift shops, and tasting areas. In fact, there are wine, beers, and beverage trails where visitors can follow pre-planned itineraries that bring them to several establishments in a particular region.
Here are some popular options for seeing our great state while taste testing our wine, beer and spirits:
Finger Lakes Beer Trail
The New York State Beer Trail – New York State Brewers Association
Crush Beer and Wine Tours
New York Beverage Trails
Just search any of these titles and you will find a broad range of activities to enjoy –
New York State Brewery Trail
More Reasons to Love NY Breweries
New York Breweries
New York Wineries
Central New York | Finger Lakes | Greater Adirondacks
Hudson River | Lake Champlain |
Lake Erie | Lake Ontario | Long Island |
New York City | Niagara Escarpment | Thousand Islands | Other Western Counties
New York Distilleries
New York Cideries
Colleges and Universities
Our area is also a hub of Higher Education and College Sporting Activities with many Academics and Athletes visiting major colleges and universities such as:
- Hobart and William Smith College, www.hws.athletics.com/ 17 miles south
- St. John Fisher College www.sjf.edu/ 25 miles to the West
- Nazareth College www.nazathletics.com/ 25 miles to the West
- Finger Lakes Community College, FLCC www.flcc.edu/ 17 miles South
- Lyons Community Center for AAU and ACA Hoops 7 miles East www.lyonscommunitycenter.org/