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Travelers and residents alike enjoy the recreational opportunities available during all seasons of the year. Winter sports enthusiasts can find dozens of places for downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating and ice fishing.
Fall is a great time for hiking, where you’re sure to see whitetail deer, wild turkey or grouse or the fall foliage that peaks at the end of September.

Hunters take advantage of the animal sightings during the fall season also. In spring and summer the lakes, streams, ponds and creeks become populated with fisherman, boaters and swimmers. It is a great time for fun and festivity with many of the great fairs and celebrations in the area as well.

Fishing in central New York provides anglers with an abundance of walleye, northern pike, trout, perch, and bass to name a few varieties. Boats and canoes can be rented and bait tackle bought at numerous locations.

For boaters, there are many conveniently located launch sites and marinas. In addition to the many lakes, the New York State Canal System offers boaters 524 miles of waterway linking the Great Lakes with the Hudson River and five Canadian waterways. Along this journey, boaters will encounter 57 working locks and thousands of attractions and recreational facilities.

Bird watching is becoming more and more popular and the Mohawk Valley is definitely a great place for watching. From the Utica Marsh, Delta Lake north of Rome, Rome Sand Plains, Verona Beach State Park, Oriskany Flats Wildlife Area, to the Great Swamp Conservancy between Canastota and Oneida Lake, bird enthusiasts are bound to spot unusual and interesting birds.

Locations for golf, tennis and various other sports are plentiful. There are over 40 golf courses, several free outdoor tennis courts, parks, and more. Naturally beautiful sites offer a great camping experience. Camping facilities are available ranging from tent sites to more elaborate facilities for RVs. Hiking trails are found throughout the region. With all the mountains, lakes and streams, there is definitely something, and more, for everyone.

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Resource Directory

CNY Golf Source
CNY Sports Source
Delta Lake State Park
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 337-4670
F.T. Proctor Park
Utica, NY 13501
G.E. Ski Club of Utica
New Hartford, NY 13413
Great American Irish Festival
International Bicycling, Rowing, Conoeing Hall of Fame
Utica, NY 
International Boxing Hall of Fame
Canastota, NY 13032
(315) 697-7095
King Pin Lanes
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 336-9999
Larry Delutis Baseball Field
Rome, NY 13441
Mohawk Glen Golf Club
Rome, NY 13441
Murnane Field @ Donovan Stadium
Utica, NY 13501
Parkway Recreation Center
Utica, NY 13501
Pin-O-Rama Lanes
Utica, NY 13501
(315) 735-7543
Pixley Falls State Park
Boonville, NY 13309
(315) 942-4713
Roman Runners
Rome, NY 13440
Root Glen Nature Preserve
Clinton, NY 13323
(315) 859-4193
Roscoe Conkling Park
Utica, NY 13501
T.R. Proctor Park
Utica, NY 13501
Trailbusters Snowmobile Club
Lee Center, NY 13363
Utica Comets
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 790-9070
Utica Curling Club
Whitesboro, NY 13492-3912
Utica Memorial Auditorium
Utica, NY 13502
(315) 738-0164
Utica-Rome Speedway
West Winfield, NY 13491
(315) 829-4557
Val Balias Ski Center
Utica, NY 13501
Vernon Downs Harness Horse Racetrack
Vernon, NY 13476
Woods Valley Ski Area
Westernville, NY 13486
(315) 827-4721
YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley
Rome, NY 13440
(315) 336-3500