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?
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!
Discover Unlimited Beauty
See it through our eyes
We know it can be hard to tell how stunning a place is on the internet, so we’ve tried our best to compile photos that authentically and accurately show how magical winter can be in Central New York.
New York has something unique to offer for every season and winter is arguably the best for a number of reasons.
New York’s many waterfalls, mountains, valleys, and lakes make the iciness of winter look magical. The chill can easily be abolished by a number of popular winter sports. As was mentioned above, skiing is a big deal in New York. Other popular winter activities include snowmobiling, snowboarding, ice fishing, hockey, snow shoeing, and snow tubing and sledding. Many roads can be found clear of snow for people who enjoy running.
For those who prefer to stay indoors, there is still plenty to do! New York has a number of museums, movie theaters, cozy restaurants and pubs, and shopping locations.
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.