13 Things to do Along Route 13

Get out and explore 13 great places in Madison County! The destinations below are found either on or within 2 miles of Route 13.

Day One

 

Lower falls at Delphi Falls County Park

Delphi Falls

Containing two waterfalls, a barn, and surrounding woodland. Currently, the falls are accessible for viewing from the bottom via a newly created stone dust path.

 

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Critz Farms 

Spring, summer and fall bring engaging festivals, including the Maple Syrup Celebration, Apple Blossom Festival, The Blueberry Jam, Fall Harvest Celebration and holiday traditions. The farm grows apples, pumpkins, blueberries, strawberries, and Christmas trees for U-pick and farm stand sales.

 

The front of Lorenzo State Historic Site

Lorenzo State Historic Site 

This Site offers an opportunity to discover the historic imprint of one trailblazing family, enjoy a variety of public programs, exhibitions, open-air concerts and live performances, garden events, horse and carriage competitions, educational series, one room school house programs, walking tours and more! 

 

Empire Farm Brewery from the Air

Empire Farm Brewery

For lunch and a tour.  The 40,000 sq. ft. building allows Empire to keg and bottle their craft beer. The farm is being cultivated for barley, lavender, vegetables, herbs, honey, fruits and of course hops. These crops are used in Empires award-winning ales and lagers, as well as the food preparation.  

 

Mummy at the Museum at Cazenovia Public Library

Museum at Cazenovia Public Library 

The museum covers over two thousand years of history where you can see an ancient Egyptian mummy and early Native American tools.

 

Statue at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park

The Art Park offers a a free audio tour with information about various sculptures as you walk amidst the extensive network of trails and meadows.

 

Guest rooms at the Hampton Inn Cazenovia

Overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cazenovia, they have a pool! And Free hot Breakfast. 

 

Day 2 

Chittenango Falls in Autumn

Chittenango Falls State Park 

This 194-acre park has picnic areas, fishing, and hiking trails. The main feature of the park is a 167 foot waterfall formed 10,000 years ago. A trail winds from the top of the falls down to the bottom.

 

Exhibits at All Things Oz

All Things Oz Museum  

Museum showcasing Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum located right in his hometown! The museum features all things Wizard of Oz related. Exhibits from the time of Baum's birth in 1856 through current day Oz. The Wiz, Wicked, Ozland, and more! Thousands of items to enjoy.

 

Blacksmith at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum 

The 6.5 acre site includes a rare 3 bay dry dock, canal side store, blacksmith shop, boat shop, sawmill, walk-on canal boat, nature walk to a full width aqueduct, mule stable, picnic tables, and modern visitor center. 

 

Lunch at  the Wild Animal Park

The Wild Animal Park 

The park is open weekends, Memorial Day through the end of October. Visit and enjoy giraffes, tigers, bears, a red kangaroo, a zebra, and more. The park features live animal shows, a petting zoo, bounce houses and food.

 

Joe from the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum recommends The International Boxing Hall of Fame

International Boxing Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame features exciting and unique displays including robes, gloves and hand wraps worn by boxing greats! The Hall of Fame Wall features plaques of inductees and videos add live action to the experience.

 

Great Swamp Conservancy Birding

Great Swamp Conservancy 

The Great Swamp Conservancy is the only nature center in Madison County that has approximately 7 miles of trails through valuable bird habitat and been given the distinction of Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. 

 

Zems Ice Cream Caboose

Zems Ice Cream 

Serving soft serve custard, hard ice cream from Hersey, 19 hole mini golf, a game room, party room, and outdoor picnic area. Now offering a candy store with candy made since the 1900's to present! 

The destinations above are found either on or within 2 miles of Route 13.

 

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