CNY becoming hub for breweries, wineries

Grapes or hops? Whether your palate prefers the robust flavors of a summer ale or a sweet, fruity wine, central New York is becoming a growing hub for breweries, wineries and even distilleries. There has been a resurgence of the hop industry, and central New York is becoming a growing destination for craft breweries. The website www.BrewCentralNY.com is one resource for... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Gold Rush celebrates anniversary

The 25th anniversary is supposed to be the silver anniversary, but all that glitters is gold for Gold Rush Miniature Golf this summer. The beloved, family-owned mini-golf course on Route 233 in Westmoreland is celebrating their 25th year this summer, and the Denslow family is marking the occasion by opening a second golf course in Sylvan Beach. The new spot will feature the... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Award-winning Enchanted Forest Water Safari

OLD FORGE — The award-winning Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions including 32 of the wettest and wildest heated water rides. There’s something for everyone throughout the park, from water rides, to classic amusement rides, food, games, storybook themed characters, a family circus show, barnyard and more.... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Great Swamp is hidden gem

TOWN OF LENOX — The Great Swamp Conservancy, Inc. north of Canastota is the best kept secret in Central New York. The only Nature center in Madison County which has approximately 7 miles of trails through diverse habitat of forested wetland, grassland and shrub land, upland woods, wet meadow, marsh, flooded swamp, and a restored pond. Most trails are groomed and flat. One area... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Delta Lake home to several activities

WESTERN — Those seeking a quick and inexpensive getaway need look no farther than Delta Lake. The lake is home to a state park, a triathlon, half-marathon and offers boating, fishing, biking and hiking trails. Delta Lake was created in 1908 by damming the Mohawk River. The goal was to provide a supply of water to the Erie Canal. The 720-acre state park was created in 1962, and... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Old Forge and North Country

OLD FORGE — Dubbed the “Adirondack Base Camp,” Old Forge promises visitors a summer of “serenity and adventure,” with hiking and biking trails to explore or opportunities for shopping or to kick back near the lake while sitting at the camp fire. And from sidewalk art shows, craft fairs, farmers markets, concerts and boat tours, to garden tours, a mini golf tournament, water... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Summer planning

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Brian Wilson re-creates ‘Pet Sounds’ at State Fair

Brian Wilson celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys’ legendary “Pet Sounds” album Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. at the New York State Fair in suburban Syracuse. Wilson will be joined by Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin and his band. They will take the audience through every song on the album, and will also perform other hits and fan favorites from more than half a century of their... 4:00pm 06/30/16