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Canastota Boxing Hall of Fame

FOR DECADES the boxing community looked on with envy as legends from other sports were inducted into their respective halls of fame. The shrines to baseball, football and basketball are located in the ancestrial homes to those sports. But boxing has no such geographical origin. Although organized pugilism as we know it originated in England, the sport’s epicenter moved across to America around the same time that the sun began to set on Queen Victoria’s empire.


Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 11:47 am by Curt
Filed under: Road Trips


National Baseball Hall of Fame

National Baseball Hall of Fame 

Museum open daily from 9AM – 5PM  
Admission: FREE (Members), $14.50 (Adults), $9.50 (Sr.),  $5 (Age 7-12), FREE (Age 0-6), Retired & Active Military FREE

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 11:43 am by Curt
Filed under: Road Trips


Onondaga Lake Park Onondaga Lake Park is truly a people’s place, with activity from dawn to dusk every day of the year. It’s special for a lot of reasons…free admission; the best paved, vehicle free trails in the region; free outdoor wireless internet (at the Griffin Visitor Center area);a legacy of history reflecting 500 years of community growth; and as the host to great special events, sporting competitions and festivals. Seven miles of shoreline nooks and crannies provide tremendous options for family picnics, including developed areas in Willow Bay and Cold Springs.  (more…)

Posted: Saturday, May 19th, 2007 @ 9:04 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails


Pratt’s Falls

Scenic trails leading to a 137′ waterfall beckon visitors to bring a well-stocked picnic basket and a sense of adventure. This geological wonder, formed by retreating glaciers, was the site of Onondaga County’s first mill operation in 1796. Picnic opportunities abound. Pratt’s Falls is popular for archery and cross-country skiing. (more…)

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2007 @ 11:54 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails,Waterfalls


Highland Forest Park

Over 20 miles of year round trails are the prime attraction at the “Adirondacks of Central New York.” The oldest county park contains more than six square miles of rugged forest terrain detailed in free maps available at Skyline Lodge; a self-guided Nature Trail is the perfect introductory hike.

Popular Activities include:

Hiking – Trails open during regular park hours.
Mountain Biking Season – May – November
Picnics – Meetings – Weddings – Reserve a Picnic Shelter (available May-October) or Skyline Lodge, (available year round) for your next special event – Learn More
Horseback Riding – Mid-April – November, Tuesdays – Sundays: Experienced trail guides will lead riders (ages 7 & up) for $25 per person per hour. Weather permitting. Reservations are required, call 495-6263.
Youth Group Camping – Five cabins and numerous tenting areas, available year round, are devoted to organized youth groups. Facilities rent from $29-$69 per night, which averages about $2 per child. Reserve online today, or call 683-5550 for information.

Posted: Friday, May 18th, 2007 @ 11:24 am by Curt
Filed under: Parks & Trails