Experience Winter in a Whole New Way

Explore everything Central New York has to offer in winter. Many native New Yorkers say that winter lasts around six months here. Some say six months isn’t long enough. What do you think?

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New York Winters Have Two Options: Hunker Down or Bundle Up!

Anyone who lives in the northeast know that winter just isn’t the same if there isn’t snow. For New Yorkers, this is especially true! We’ve made the best of a chilly situation and embraced a number of winter activities. Skiing is huge in New York- so it isn’t a surprise that New York has the highest number of skiing locations than any other state!

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The Best of Winter

Take a look at our top picks for winter hang outs in Central New York.

  • For cross-country skiing, we pick Highland Forest Park
  • There are so many great ski mountains in the region, which is why we can’t pick just one! We chose two: Winham Mountain and Plattekill Mountain.
  • SUNY Morrisville’s IcePlex is great for hockey lessons and hockey games.
  • Enjoy exploring? Stone Quarry Hill Art Park is great- and you can take your snowshoes with you!
  • Barbeque is great all year ’round, which is why we’ve picked Ray Brother’s BBQ as one of our winter hang out spots.
  • If live music is what you need to keep the winter chills at bay, we think Cooperstown Distillery is a great choice.
  • Farmer’s market- yes! You can still go to a farmer’s market even in the winter. Hamilton has a winter farmer’s market, Morrisville has a year round market, as does Oneonta and Cooperstown.
  • Snowmobile the Eerie Canal Trail between Chittenango and Oneida.


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