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! 

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

2. Critz Farms: annual festivals through spring, summer and fall (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.

3. Lorenzo State Historic 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! 

4. Meier's Creek Brewing Company: offering lunch and a tour.  The 40,000 sq. ft. building allows Meier's Creek 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 Meier's Creek award-winning ales and lagers, as well as the food preparation.  

5. The Museum at Cazenovia Public Library: covering over two thousand years of history, where you can see an ancient Egyptian mummy and early Native American tools.

6. Stone Quarry Hill Art Park: offers 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 the Hampton Inn & Suites in Cazenovia. They even have a pool for the kids!. 

7. Chittenango Falls State Park: a 194-acre park with 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.

8. All Things Oz Museum: showcasing the Wizard of Oz author, L. Frank Baum, in his hometown of Chittenango! 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.

9. Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum:  6.5 acres that 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. 

10. The Wild Animal Park: open weekends; Memorial Day - 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.

Hungry? We recommend getting a bite to eat in the village of Chittenango at the Ten Pin Restaurant or Theodore's Restaurant in Canastota.

11. The International Boxing 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.

12. The Great Swamp Conservancy: 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. 

13. Zems Ice Cream: serving soft serve custard, hard ice cream from Hershey, 19 hole mini golf, a game room and party room, outdoor picnic area and 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.