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

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

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

Summer planning

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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

Summer schedule set at Lakeview Amphitheater

SYRACUSE — The first full concert season at the Lakeview Amphitheater features a packed schedule leading up to Labor Day weekend. July 4: Symphoria, Syracuse Pops Chorus, fireworks July 5: 5 Seconds of Summer July 7: Vans Warped Tour July 9: Disturbed and Breaking Benjamin July 10: Phish July 13: Journey/Doobie Brothers July 15: Jason Aldean July 21: Zac Brown Band, Drake... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Summer offerings in Clinton

CLINTON — Fine arts, dance and crafts will round out the list of summer offerings at Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row. • 3-D Nuno Watercolor Scarf with visiting Artist Judith Dios will be a workshop offered June 11 and 12 to all levels of learners, from beginners to advanced. Students will create a one-of-a-kind scarf featuring three-dimensional surface designs using... 4:00pm 06/30/16

Madison Co. Fair returns to Brookfield

BROOKFIELD — The 177th Madison County Fair is returning with fun events and great music from July 7 through July 10, 1968 Fairground Road in Brookfield. The fair will feature animal and agricultural exhibits, pageants and shows featuring Madison County’s most talented performers. They include popular bluegrass band Buffalo Barfield. Admission for each day of the fair is $3.... 4:00pm 06/30/16