Recreational Activites

Something for All Seasons

Whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter, North Central New York has something to do in each season. The region is home to many New York State Parks along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and inland in the Adirondack Park at Higley Flow and the Tug Hill at Whetstone Gulf. The state park system provides for great recreational opportunities like golfing, hiking, biking, boating and camping.

Drum Country is also home to the beautiful Thousand Islands region. This multi-national region between the U.S. and Canada connected by the International Bridges is alive with fun-filled activities. Boldt Castle and Singer Castle highlight the region where boat tours leave from both the U.S. and Canada regularly during the summer.

If you enjoy extreme activities like kayaking some of the most extreme waves in North America then you won’t be disappointed by the Black River. Several companies provide guided whitewater tours on the Class 3 and Class 4 rapids.

And if snow is your thing, we have that too. There are several ski resorts in the region including the Olympic facilities at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, only 3 hours to the northeast.

Cultural activities abound in Drum Country. Whether it is performances by the Crane School of Music or Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, the many museums in the area like the Frederic Remington Art Museum, or the Living Museum at Thompson Park, there are activities for all ages.