Hot Air Ballooning: an Airborne Adventure

For an out-of-the-ordinary means of sightseeing, why not go up, up and away?

Time to Spot (and Catch) Fireflies

Fireflies are a staple of the season in the same fashion as barbecues, lemonade and the beach. Cole Gilbert, a professor of entomology at Cornell University in Ithaca, shared his knowledge about these six-legged luminaires.

Flea Markets Offer Grown-up Treasure Hunt

Itching for a bargain? Then check out the fabulous finds at some of the region’s flea markets.

Home on the Range?
Visit a Buffalo Farm in Madison County

If your mental image of the West includes grazing buffalo, a visit to Empire Buffalo Farm may satisfy the urge to visit the Plains. And it’s only a day trip to Fenner, near Chittenango Falls, Madison County.

Train and Trolley Tours

Beyond their nostalgic allure, trains and trolleys allow riders to sit back and enjoy the scenery and events such as wine tasting tours without the potential dangers of driving. Check out many wonders and sights of your region this summer via Central New York’s rails and trolleys.

Entertainment Guide

Check out what's going on in Upstate New York — all listed by dates from June through October

A Day with Young Kids

Upstate has array of interesting, educational destination points.

Backyard Carnival

Turn the party on in your backyard.

Sweet on Pickleball

Billed by the USA Pickleball Association as “one of the fastest growing sports in America,” pickleball is a “fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong,” the official website states (

Camping: Things to Remember

There are no television shows to DVR, no tweets to respond to, no dirty dishes to tend to and life seems to go back to a simpler time. A relaxing camping trip can be just what the doctor ordered, that is unless you forget some camping necessities.

Fishing in CNY

River fishing, lake fishing, fly fishing, trolling — the region has it all.

Seasons’ Trivia

Summer and fall invigorate life. People are outside and enjoying the world around them. Next time you’re at a barbecue or Halloween party, go armed with some talking points. Here is some fun knowledge you can amuse your friends and family with at your next gathering.