13 Things Along Route 13
Take a weekend, take a week, take your time, but get out and explore 13 great places in Madison County!
Our first stop, 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.
Our second stop, 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.
Our third stop, Lorenzo State Historic Site which offers an opportunity to discover the historic imprint of one trailblazing family and also 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!
Our fourth stop, Empire Farm Brewery where we enjoyed 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.
Our fifth stop, the 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.
Our sixth stop, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The Art Park offers a a free audio tour with information about various sculptures as you walk amidst the Art Park's extensive network of trails and meadows.
Thinking about spending the night? We recommend spending the night at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cazenovia, they have a pool for the kids!.
Our seventh stop, 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.
Our eighth stop, 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.
Our ninth stop, 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, modern visitor center.
Our tenth stop, 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.
Are you hungry? We recommend getting a bite to eat in the village of Canastota.
Our eleventh stop, the 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.
Our twelfth stop, The Great Swamp Conservancy. The Great Swamp Conservancy (GSC) is the only nature center in Madison County that has approximately 7 miles of trails through valuable bird habitat and has been given the distinction of Important Bird Area (IBA) by the National Audubon Society.
Our thirteenth stop, Zems Ice Cream. Serving soft serve custard, hard ice cream from Hersey, 19 hole mini golf, a game room and 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.