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Oswego County offers year-round attractions and activities for the whole family! Bring the kids out to a petting zoo, amusement park or nostalgic drive-in. Try a round of go-carts, mini-golf or water wars. Experience racing excitement when you cheer on your favorite motocross, modified and supermodified team. Gather your group for some paintball play or hit the lanes for cosmic bowling. Not matter the weather or the season, come play in our backyard!

 

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AAA Paintball Park
Other 303 Co. Rte. 23 Constantia NY Work Phone: 315-623-9067 Website: www.aaapaintballpark.com
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Art Association of Oswego
Other Fort Ontario Complex, Bldg. 30 North end of E. 4th St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-216-6782 Website: www.oswegoarts.org

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Community Arts Organization

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Behling Orchards’ Zombie Paintball
Work 114 Potter Rd. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315- 963-7068 Cell Phone: 315-727-4784 Website: behlingorchards.com

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Are you a Walking Dead fan, or just like Zombies in general? We have just the thing for you! Try our Zombie Paint Ball where you can stop the Zombies from taking over the orchard.

*Note that you will not be shot at in return.*

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Bilou Roller Skating Rink
Other 1804 NYS-3 Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-9823

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Bilou Roller Skating Rink Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1985, Bilou Roller Skating Rink of Fulton, NY is an indoor rink and open year round.

Roller skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Bilou Roller Skating Rink. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house – plus, it’s not like exercising at the gym… skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the floor and get ready for a great experience.

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Brennan Beach RV Resort
Other 80 Brennan Beach Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-2242 Website: www.brennanbeachrvresort.com

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Overlooking a half mile of sandy beach, Brennan Beach RV Resort is more than just a New York RV campground. Located on the shores of eastern Lake Ontario, we combine the benefits of vacationing on inexpensive RV campgrounds with the advantages of an ocean holiday.

One half mile of beach stretches along Lake Ontario right on our resort making this a unique location for beach camping. The white sand invites you to relax and lie in the sun, or splash around in the waves. Choose one of the 1400 attractive, well kept RV campsites, or you can enjoy the beach without RV camping and stay in one of our comfortable rental units.

Season May 1 – October 15.

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Brewerton Speedway
Other 60 US-11 Brewerton NY 13029 Work Phone: 315-668-6906 Website: www.brewertonspeedway.com

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3/8-mile clay oval on US-11, features the best in DIRT Modified/358 Modified, IMCA Modified, Dwarf Cars and Four-cylinder Super Stocks. For race day weather updates and event information, call the speedway race line at 315-668-RACE (7223).

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Bridge House Museum
Other 55 State St. Phoenix NY 13135 Work Phone: (315) 695-1308 Website: www.bridgehousebrats.com

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The Bridge House Museum contains a collection of artifacts depicting the history of the village of Phoenix and the NYS Barge Canal. The historic building is located along the canal at the corner of State and Lock Streets in Phoenix. Open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 1 through Sept. 1. Admission is free.

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Casey’s Cottage
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico Point State Park Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7657 Website: www.howardsplace.net/manorhouse.html

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Nestled in the trees at Mexico Point State Park, off NYS-104B, Casey’s Cottage is maintained by the Friends of Mexico Point State Park. The cottage is open seasonally for free tours during events at the park.

During the 1930s, Dr. William C. Casey and Severin Bischof, with the help of their friends, transformed a former carriage house into an 11th century manor house. The medieval influence is apparent in the life-size wall carvings, the huge fireplace complete with chains for the hounds, and ceilings carved with old English and Gaelic quotes. Free admission.

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Central Square Historical Society
Contact: Heather Stevens
Home 3125 East Ave. Village of Central Square Office Building Central Square NY 13036 Home Phone: 315-676-2682 Website: www.villageofcentralsquare-ny.us/historical-info
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Central Square Railroad Museum
Other 132 Railroad Ave. Central Square NY 13036 Work Phone: 315-668-6727 Website: www.cnynrhs.org/CentralSq.html

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The Central Square Museum was once jointly operated as a depot for the New York, Ontario & Western and New York Central railroads. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

Open noon-5 pm Sundays, May-October.

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Charles H. Jerred Planetarium
Other SUNY Oswego Washington Blvd. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-312-2790

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Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego
Second Floor, Shineman Center.

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Children’s Museum of Oswego – CMOO
Contact: Jillian Shaver
Work 7 W. Bridge St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-216-6387 Website: cmoo.org

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CMOO’s mission is to inspire children to learn, discover, create and explore through the power of play.
Celebrate your child’s birthday at CMOO!

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CNY Community Arts Center
Contact: Nancy Fox
Work 121 Cayuga St. Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-598-2787 Website: www.cnyartscenter.com

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We’re here to enhance the cultural life of the community and provide opportunities for all members of the community – all arts – all ages! We strive to offer training and educational opportunities in skills and technique. We present programming in visual, literary, culinary, and performing arts.

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Concerts at Bullhead Point Pavilion
Other NYS Rte. 3 Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-592-2474 Website: fulton.ny.gov/summer_concert_series

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Bullhead Point Pavilion

Concerts Begin at 7:00 PM

Community Band Thursday Night Concerts

Canal Landing Gazebo

Friday Night Concerts

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Demon Acres Haunted House & Hayride
Work 341 Co. Rte. 36 Hannibal NY 13074 Work Phone: 315-564-8070 Website: www.demonacres.com

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Demon Acres has three terrifying attractions, Demons Den & Depths Of The Dark Forest! buried alive coffin ride We also serve concessions and bonfires.

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Fort Brewerton/Block House Museum
Other 9 NYS Rte. 11 Brewerton NY 13029 Work Phone: 315-668-8801 Website: www.fortbrewerton.org/oliver.htm

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The Oliver Stevens Blockhouse Museum, located on Route 11 in Brewerton, touches on 10,000 years of history from Paleo-Indian to World War I. Adjacent to the museum are the original earthworks of the 1759 British fortification. The Stevens Blockhouse is a replica of the original home built in 1794 by Oliver Stevens, the first permanent white settler in Oswego County. The museum is open the first weekend in June through the second weekend in September, and by appointment. Fridays and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Contact: Caroline Lamie
Other 1 E. 4th St. Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-343-4711 Website: www.fortontario.com

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Fort Ontario was built on the ruins of three British colonial fortifications by the United States from 1839 to 1844, with Civil War masonry improvements. It was the site of three French and Indian and two War of 1812 battles, and it was the only shelter for Holocaust refugees in the United States during WWII.

Visitors tour exhibits, barracks, guardhouses, offices, powder magazine, underground casemates, and a post cemetery. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday from mid-May to Columbus Day, and seven days July 1 to Labor Day. Sunday hours – 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special events are held year-round.

Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Map

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Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park
Work 4816 NYS-49 Palermo NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-882-2487 Website: www.frightmarefarms.net

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A theatrically detailed Haunted Attraction that creates a true sense of fear through realistic sets and trained actors.

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Fulton Community Center Ice Rink
Other 605 W. Broadway Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-7264
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Fulton Speedway
Other 1603 County Route 57 Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-6531 Website: www.fultonspeedway.com

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1/3-mile clay oval features DIRT 358 Modified/DIRT Sportsman, DIRT Pro Stock and Pure Stocks

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Gallagher Pool at Fort Ontario
Other E. Seventh St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-7630

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Open daily late June through late Aug. Swim lessons available.

Photos courtesy of IHeartOswego.com

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Ghost Tours of Fort Ontario
Contact: Paul Lear
Work Fort Ontario State Historic Site 1 E. 4th St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-4711 Website: fortontario.com

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site is the final resting place for 77 officers, soldiers, women, and children. Perhaps that’s why paranormal activity is a common occurrence on the grounds. For one night only in October, you can join a ghost hunt, guided tour, and presentation of the paranormal, to see what spirits still linger there today.

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Godfrey’s Haunted Hayride
Work 1232 NYS Rte. 264 1232 NYS Rte. 264 Phoenix NY 13135 Work Phone: 315 593-7291

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The forest is quiet during the day, but at night the monsters come out to play. Bring some friends and ride if you dare! It’s fun, but be prepared for scares.

We offer family friendly wagon rides Saturdays & Sundays during October from noon till 5 p.m. Our “forest” is decorated and fun to see. We have a snack kitchen, animals to visit, a maze to go through, products for sale such as pumpkins, cider, apples, cornstalks, baked goods, honey and much more.

Hayrides $2 per person. Ages 2 and under are free.

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Green Acres Lanes
Other 3019 East Ave. Central Square NY 13036 Work Phone: 315-668-7715

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Green Acres is a 16 lane bowling center conveniently located off of I-81 in Central Square, NY.

We host all types of bowling including leagues, open play, birthday parties, large group, corporate and charity events.

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Grimsley’s Haunted Gorge
Home 455 Main St. Sweet Memorial Building Phoenix NY 13135

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Grimsley’s Gorge is a Haunt that runs off the love and desire of a dedicated team. We love to entertain our guests and appreciate their love back. Any and all donations to Grimsley’s Gorge goes right back into making it bigger and better for you.

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H. Lee White Maritime Museum
Contact: Mercedes Niess
Other 1 W. 1st St. Pier Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-342-0480 Website: www.hlwmm.com

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The H. Lee White Maritime Museum, located on the West Side Pier in Oswego’s “Historic Maritime District,” features a fascinating variety of artifacts, paintings, models and intriguing stories of the area’s maritime heritage. The museum features a series of hands-on exhibits for children as well as several historic vessels.

The National Historic Landmark Tug LT-5 is the last functioning Large Tug used in the Normandy landing on “D” Day. It was awarded National Landmark status because its crew shot down a German plane. NYS Derrick Boat 8, “The Lance Knapp,” was the last steam-powered vessel on the Barge Canal. The derrick boat includes a unique exhibit on the history of canalling in New York State. Both of those boats are open for tours, as part of regular admission, mid-May – Sept. 30, weather permitting.

The museum and gift shop are open daily 1-5 p.m. year round with expanded hours in July and August 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Harborfest
Other 41 Lake St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-6858 Website: www.oswegoharborfest.com

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Harborfest is an annual 4-day admission-free non-profit music and arts festival held every year on the last full weekend of July in Oswego, New York, along the shores of southeastern Lake Ontario.

Harborfest has seen its share of who’s who in musical entertainment over the years, from Kenny Chesney to Kansas to the Little River Band.

The centerpiece of the festival is the Saturday night  Fireworks Spectacular produced by Fireworks by Grucci Bros. that light up the skies over the Oswego Harbor. However, Harborfest is much more than just music and fireworks.

The festival also features the entertainment and programming for children of all ages, including the annual Children’s Musical. In addition, Harborfest features Arts and Crafts and the Jazz & Blues Stage at East Park.

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Haunted Oswego Tours
Contact: Collette Astoria
Work Phone: (315) 591-0491 Website: hauntedoswego.com

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Do you love ghost stories? Come hear the stories that have flourished by word of mouth – some for hundreds of years to the present day. They will enchant, entertain and perhaps even scare you. Give us 90-minutes to take you in search of the many ghosts rumored to haunt the Port City. Total walking distance is approx.1 mile, covered at a very leisurely pace so that you can enjoy Oswego’s haunted locations.

You will hear of the specters that haunt the streets, tunnels, homes, & businesses of our fair city. Oswego’s rich history and proximity to water keep the spirits active and sometimes obvious! We have ghosts which dictate remodeling and and one that has made appearances in broad daylight! The identity of some of our ghosts are well known, while others remain a mystery.

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Indian Point Landing
Other NYS Route 481 N Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-592-2474 Work Fax: 315-292-3109

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Marina, Boat Launch; Daytime Dockage, Overnight Slips.

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Lakeview Lanes
Other 723 NYS-3 Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-8070 Website: www.lakeviewbowling.com

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From mini golf to bowling and billiards, with an extensive bar and ice cream, you can’t go wrong with a day at Lakeview Lanes.

Lakeview Lanes is the perfect place for a birthday party. We have packages on our website, and you can choose between a bowling party, a mini golf party, or the deluxe including both bowling and mini golf.

Our large banquet room can host your wedding reception, party or conference. Call for details.

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Lakeview Mini Golf
Home 723 West Broadway Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-8070
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Little Alaska
Work 1974 NYS Rte. 13 Altmar NY 13302 Website: sites.google.com/site/littlealaskacom
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Lock 1 Distilling Company
Work 14 Culvert St. Phoenix NY 13135 Work Phone: 315-934-4376 Website: lock1distillingco.com

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Lock 1 Distilling Company is the first distillery to open in Oswego County since the prohibition. The distillery sits right across the street from Lock 1 of the Oswego Barge Canal, the same canal preferred by bootleggers as the main artery from Canada to NYC during prohibition.

In the tasting room, guests can enjoy live entertainment, food and specialty cocktails for purchase.

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Maple Hill Farm
Contact: Donald and Barbara Clonch
Other 86 Guernsey Rd. Hannibal NY 13074 United States Work Phone: 315-593-2396 Website: https://mapleweekend.nysmaple.com/places/usa/ny/hannibal-1/nys-sugarmaker/maple-hill-farm/

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It is that time of year when the air around the sugar bush is filled with the sweet smell of pure maple syrup. Maple Hill Farm has been in operation since 2001.

Come walk the sugar bush woods and watch the syrup making and bottling process in the sugar house. The sugar house features a Leader oil-fired arch along with a Leader Steam-away. Dress for the weather and bring your mud boots!

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Marano Campus Center Ice Arena
Other SUNY Oswego Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-312-2301 Website: www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/campuscenter.html

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The Campus Center was completed in 2007 at a cost of $58 million. The composite 341,000-square-foot facility encompasses both new construction and two previously existing buildings, the former Swetman and Poucher halls. The complex includes a convocation hall and arena, the College Store, an activity and food court, offices of Student Affairs staff and student government and affiliated organizations, and offices and classrooms for the college’s humanities disciplines and Office of Learning Services.

The arena is a 2,500-seat venue for Oswego’s Division III ice hockey programs as well as community hockey events, college club hockey teams and the Ice Effects figure skating team. As a convocation hall, the same space accommodates more than 3,000 people for commencement and other formal academic ceremonies as well as concerts, lectures and fairs.

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Marionette Magic Theatre
Work 4916 NYS Rte. 104E Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-297-0977

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Summer Performances

June – August every Sunday at 4 p.m.

Community performances year round.

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Mexico Community Park
Other Mexico Community Park New York Route 104 Mexico NY Work Phone: 315-963-8977

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To reserve the Community Park for a party, picnic or any special event, please call Rich to schedule usage to guarantee your spot.

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Mexico Historical Society Museum
Other 65 S. Jefferson St. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-8452

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The Mexico Museum features changing exhibits, albums, maps, and fascinating restored materials detailing Mexico’s past. The museum, which was originally a mid-19th century law office, is open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m., from March through September and by appointment. Admission is free.

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Mexico Point State Park
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-8216 Website: www.mexicopointpark.com

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Beach is open for swimming, weather permitting, mid-June through Labor Day. Free admission. Special programs throughout season.

Our Park – 120 acres of park land provides the public with access to serene picnic areas, nature trails, swimming, and cultural experiences. Our facilities are available for reservations for your special event.

Beach – Sandy beach, gradual slope in water, lifeguards and is near bathhouse.

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Sunset at Mexico Point State Park Photo by Stu Gallagher

Bathhouse – Handicapped accessible with changing rooms, sink and flush toilets for men and women.

Casey’s Cottage – A unique setting for a small wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or business meeting.

Nature Trails – 1/4 mile trail to historic Spy Island and Roop’s Loop, a 3/4 mile self -interpretive nature trail.

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Midway Drive-in Theatre
Other 2475 NYS-48 Minetto NY 13115 Work Phone: 315-593-0699

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Drive-in movie theatre which is open weekends only Spring & Fall, and seven nights per week during summer vacation. A double feature every night with triple features on some weekends. The price of admission covers all (2,3) movies. Concession stand features great food cooked to order. Our features generally change each Friday.

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Moose Mountain Racing Club
Contact: Brenda Leahey
Work 1895 US Rte. 11 Hastings NY 13036 Work Phone: 315-668-1315 Website: moosemountainracingclub.com

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Mission:
Moose Mountain Racing Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to Lawn
Mower and Go Kart racing at Moose Mountain Speedway. It’s primary objective is
handling the funds involved in running the organization. It also is responsible for
the rules and regulations that govern both racing and conduct at Moose Mountain
Speedway. This is accomplished by electing primary officials. These officials are
strictly volunteers and cannot receive any compensation of any kind.
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MotoMasters Park
Other 3098 NYS-11 Maple View NY 13107 Work Phone: 315-963-4999 Website: www.motomasters.com

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April-October. Featuring the NYATVA Series, CNYMRA races and the Gatekeeper Memorial Race. Admission charged.

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Oswego Cinema 7
Other 138 W. 2nd St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-6361 Website: oswego.zurichcinemas.com

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Seven screens offer opportunities to view a variety of movies. Several theaters are equipped with reclining seats.

We are pleased to provide the ultimate experience while visiting our theatres for all our customers. Closed captioning, descriptive narration and assistive listening devices are available for your convenience.

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Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe
Other Oswego County Nature Park Williamstown NY 13493 Work Phone: 315-349-3451

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State Route 104 in the town of Williamstown approximately eight miles east of exit 34, off Interstate Route 81. Open dawn to dusk.

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Oswego County Quarter Midget Club
Other Silk & Howards Road Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-592-2555 Website: www.ocqmc.com

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Quarter Midget racing track located on corner of Oswego Country Airport, at Silk and Howard Rds., off NYS Rte. 3. Races are held Sundays, April through October. Free admission. Call (315) 592-2555 or 598-5458.

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Oswego Expeditions
Contact: Jennifer Mays
Work PO Box 3011 Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-561-0223

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Oswego Expeditions merges health, history and nature thru outdoor recreation. We provide safe, fun year-round recreational and educational opportunities.

  • Customized guided kayak tours and rentals
  • Customized guided hiking tours throughout Oswego County and Adirondacks
  • Customized Passport to History Expeditions. Guided museum and walking tours in Oswego County’s historic communities
  • Bike rentals and snowshoe rentals – $8/hour or $25/day (6 hours)
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Oswego Food & History Tours
Contact: Collette Astoria

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This tour will provide you with a history of Oswego through time while admiring the many historic structures on our walk. You will also enjoy many edible samples of privately owned restaurants and businesses.

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Oswego Kartway
Work 300 E. Albany St. Behind Oswego Speedway Enter from City Line Rd. Oswego NY 13126 Cell Phone: 315-342-0646 Live Messenger: m.me/OswegoKartway Website: www.oswegokartway.com

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The Oswego Kartway, aka “The Bull Ring,” located behind the famed Oswego Speedway, races on Friday nights from May through September. We offer several competitive karting divisions and fast, affordable family fun for people of all ages!

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Oswego Speedway
Other 300 E. Albany St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-342-0646 Website: www.oswegospeedway.com

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The Oswego Speedway (nicknamed “The Steel Palace”) is a race track in Oswego, New York. It was built in 1951 and today is an asphalt race track. The track is the Labor Day Weekend home of the 200-lap, non-wing, big-block supermodified Budweiser Classic and Race of Champions (a modified touring series event).

Since 2016, Oswego Speedway has hosted the  World Racing Group’s Super DIRTcar Series Super DIRT Week. The speedway is covered by approximately 6,900 cubic feet of clay for DIRTcar modified drivers to compete in

In 2016, the speedway improved the surrounding campgrounds, adding electrical and restroom facilities. Camping is available throughout the summer. For more information: Oswego Speedway Camping.

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Oswego Town Historical Society
Contact: George DeMass
Work 2320 Co. Rte. 7 Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-4414 Cell Phone: 315-420-0000 Website: www.townofoswego.com/historical.html

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This museum interprets the history of the town of Oswego, its contributions to maritime commerce and the cultures which have occupied this port city. There are displays on one-room schoolhouses, town history and Mary Edwards Walker, a Civil War doctor born in Oswego who is the only woman to have ever received the Medal of Honor.

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Pulaski Historical Society Museum
Other 3428 Maple Ave Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-4650 Website: http://www.pulaskihistoricalsociety.org

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Located in the Village of Pulaski, this museum portrays the colorful industrial and agricultural heritage that grew from the village’s settlement on the Salmon River. The museum contains a fascinating collection of tools, equipment, manufactured products and other artifacts, as well as thousands of documents and archives including personal diaries, news clippings, letters, and other items. Hours: March, April, May, October and November: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; June and September: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July and August: Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and by appointment. Free admission.

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Quilt With Passion
Contact: Julie Burger
Work 142 W. 2nd St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-207-0008 Website: www.quiltwithpassion.com

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Quilt With Passion began as a business in 2016 while after teaching quilt classes and holding retreats for many years. It was developed while pursuing a Certified Instructor certificate through Judy Niemeyer and Quiltworx.

After retiring as an educator and elementary principal, Julie Burger decided to combine her enthusiasm for both teaching and quilting and Quilt With Passion was born. She teaches quilt classes at local quilt shops, holds workshops, trunk shows and retreats for groups and guilds.

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Richardson-Bates House Museum
Other 135 E. 3rd St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-1342 Website: www.rbhousemuseum.org

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The Oswego County Historical Society’s collection of nearly 25,000 artifacts, documents, and photographs traces the significant history of the area, and is located in the Richardson-Bates House Museum.

The house was built between 1867 and 1880 and is a fine example of Tuscan Villa Victorian architecture. The upstairs of the house is dedicated to the preservation of local history. The downstairs is preserved as the Richardson family knew it, with 95 percent of the original furnishings of the period. Maxwell Richardson was an attorney, real estate broker, and two-term mayor of Oswego. His house reflects his wealth and position as a civic leader.

It is open April to December, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum
Other 2 E. Seventh St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-342-3003 Website: www.safehavenmuseum.com

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Commemorates America’s only shelter for Nazi Holocaust survivors. 982 refugees from 18 war-torn countries fled the Nazi terror in Europe during the Holocaust. They sailed to the safety of America as guests of the US government, and were housed at Fort Ontario for 18 months. Children attended Oswego schools and adults attended English classes and learned trades. The exhibit is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Memorial Day through Labor Day; winter hours from Labor Day to Memorial Day are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located in the Fort Ontario Park. Admission charged.

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Salmon River Falls Unique Area
Other Falls Road Altmar NY

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View majestic falls from trail or parking lot.

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Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum
Other 3044 NYS Rte. 13 Altmar NY 13302 Work Phone: 315-374-2997

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The Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum is home to a collection of over 250,000 historic items originally on display at the Gladding Corporation’s Museum. Homemade antique fishing rods, rare lures, reels and tackle and a significant library of books, original watercolors, and historic prints are included in the collection. Open seasonally and maintained by the Pulaski-Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce.

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Schroeppel Historical Society Museum
Other 486 Main St. Phoenix NY 13135 Work Phone: 315-695-6880 Website: www.nycanals.com/Phoenix

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Former 1910 St. John’s Episcopal Church

Museum has Gothic architecture with stained glass. Features history of the Town of Schroeppel and Village of Phoenix including the Oswego Canal. Open Saturday afternoons from 1-4pm during June, July and August.

Curator: Barb Dix

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Scriba Town Park
Home O’Connor Road Scriba NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-8107 Website: www.scribany.org

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‍‍‍Park Hours
Monday – Sunday
9 am to 8 pm

Pool Hours – Open Late June through August Annually
Monday – Friday‍‍‍
11 am to 8 pm

Saturday + Sunday
12 pm to 8 pm

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Selkirk Shores State Park
Other 7101 NYS-3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-5737 Website: www.nysparks.com

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In addition to spectacular sunsets over one of the Great Lakes, visitors to Selkirk Shores State Park can expect outstanding fishing and popular hiking and biking trails that lead to a lush mix of meadows and woodlands.

Take full advantage of the views! Bring your binoculars – the park is directly in the migration route for a wide variety of bird species. Or, pitch a tent and stay awhile. Campsites are available directly overlooking a bluff on Lake Ontario.

Open mid May-Oct.; 148 sites; 87 with electricity; dumping station; playground; store; showers; restrooms. Boat launch, pets allowed, cabin rentals, fishing.

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Selkirk Shores State Park Haunted Hike
Home 7101 NYS-3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-5737

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Walk through the woods and hear the haunting history of Selkirk Shores State Park.

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Spy Island
Work 120 Mexico Point Dr Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: (315) 963-8977 Website: exploringupstate.com/spy-island-mexico-ny

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Upstate NY has seen its share of battles and countless stories have been told of the men and women who have fought for the freedoms that we celebrate but a number of those stories stand out as being particularly interesting. One such story is the Battle of Oriskany in the Revolutionary War which helped set the stage for an Upstate NY-er to not only help win the battle, but go on to be the sole burial in a park named for his bravery.

Silas Towne first overheard of British Brigadier General Barry St. Leger’s plans to attack Fort Stanwix and made his way ahead of the British troops to warn General Nicholas Herkimer of the coming movement. Though the battle is known to be one of the bloodiest of the Revolutionary War fought on North American territory, Towne’s intelligence gathering proved more than useful to the Patriot forces in defending their position.

After becoming a worthy ally to the Patriots, he went on to lead a successful career as a spy up and down the St. Lawrence River. Upon his retirement, he returned home to Mexico and later, requested that when he passed on, that he be buried on Spy Island, the place where his career as a military intelligence gatherer first began.

Near the entrance to Mexico Point Park lies a short, easy wooded walk along a marshy area and doglegs toward the nearby Lake Ontario. Just five minutes on the path and you’ve arrived at the final resting place of Silas Towne, the namesake for “Spy Island”.

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Starr Clark Tin Shop And Underground Railroad Museum
Home 3250 Main St. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7853

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Beginning Friday, May 31, 2013, hours of operation will be every Friday, 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

For tours by appointment, please call 315-963-7853.

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Taft Bay – David C. Webb Memorial Park
Other Taft Bay Park NYS-49 Bernhards Bay NY 13028 Work Phone: 315-623-9206 Website: www.townconstantia.org/parks.shtml

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David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay is a true jewel of the North Shore. A recreation area offering plenty of room, fresh air, a beach with lifeguards, two pavilions with electricity, bathhouse, picnic tables, barbecue grills, recreational and sport facilities.

The park offers:

  • Two pavilions with electric outlets.
    • The pavilions may be reserved by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 315-623-9206 Monday -Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • A bathhouse
  • Beach with lifeguards
  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue grills
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball net
  • Softball diamond

No pets are allowed at Taft Bay Park.

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Tailwater Lodge
Home 52 Pulaski St. Altmar NY 13302 Work Phone: 855-895-6343 Website: www.Tailwaterlodge.com

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Escape to the Tailwater Lodge for a rare opportunity to  enjoy the best accommodations anywhere on the Salmon River, while enjoying some of the best fishing anywhere in the world, located on 1,700 feet of prime waterfront with private access to the Salmon River.

Amenities:

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The Haunted Forest
Work 95 Nichols Rd. Williamstown NY 13493 Work Phone: 315-964-0127 Website: thehauntedforestcny.com

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Ride with Us, If you Dare!

Welcome back to the Haunted Forest for our 8th season in 2019. Come join us this October at the Slaughter House, the Dark Harvest walking trail and the Original Wagon ride through the haunted forest.

Haunted Forest Trail Ride

Our original and longest attraction is the Haunted Forest trail ride. Discover the spirits that lurk in the night in our custom passenger wagons or for the even more adventurous, our Hearse! This is an authentic antique hearse and it has been used to transport many a mortal to their final resting place. Wind through the forest as you uncover the evil that lurks in the night. Every twist and turn uncovers new sights and sounds for all to enjoy.

Dark Harvest Walking Trail

For our braver guests we also offer our walking trail. A totally different experience from our riding trail that lets you get up close and personal with your fears. Not everyone is up to the task but If you have nerves of steel, you just may survive it.

The Slaughter House

If close quarters are not your thing, we strongly suggest you stay away from our cabin in the woods. The family there has their very own special brand of southern hospitality. Thought we’re sure they’d love to invite you in as their guest, we aren’t so sure they’ll want you to leave.

The forest is open Fridays and Saturdays for the month of October. Night-time attractions are open from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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The Last Ride Haunted Hayride
Work 291 Johnson Rd. Parish NY 13131 Work Phone: 315-529-0320 Website: thelastridepalermo.com

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Attractions

Brave the Haunted Hayride’s winding path through the cursed woods and see what awaits you in the blackout.

Dare travel through the twists and turns of the Haunted House. Who knows what is lurking around the unseen turns of its 2000 square feet of hell. Kids beware, Pennywise has been seen wandering the property as of late!

Beware the Hearse Ride and its open casket seats as we take you out into the woods for a ride you’ll never forget. Well that is if you even come back!

We are open and scaring you the last weekend of September and every weekend in October.

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The Trail of Terror
Work 475 Clifford Rd. Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-2999 Website: thetrailofterror.com

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Deep in the desolate woods, The Trail of Terror features our classic haunted walking trail as well as the most intense indoor haunted house around.

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Thornwood MX
Other 1108 Stone Hill Rd. Williamstown NY 13493 Work Phone: 315-420-9613 Website: www.thornwoodmx.com

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Featuring Outlaw Motocross racing and Quad racing (4-wheelers). Scheduled evens plus practice track Thursdays. Contact for more information.

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Thunder Island Water & Family Fun Park
Contact: Ron Falise
Other 21 Wilcox Road Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-8016 Website: www.thunder-island.com

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Family amusement park features eight water slides, large zip line, 18-hole miniature golf course, go-karts and games. Oasis banquet facility offers year-round catering.

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West Monroe Historical Society
Work 2355 NYS Rte. 49 P.O. Box 53 Central Square NY 13036 Work Phone: 315-676-7414 Website: nyheritage.org/contributors/west-monroe-historical-society

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Housed in the former West Monroe Grange, the museum contains a collection of locally-produced stoneware, a complete 1940s kitchen, and a large variety of items and photographs centered around West Monroe and communities on the north shore of Oneida Lake. Special exhibits and materials for genealogical research. The society is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and by appointment.

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West Pierhead Lighthouse in Oswego
Other Oswego Harbor Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-342-0480 Website: hlwmm.org/lighthouse.php

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Built in 1934 and automated in 1967, the lighthouse is one of Oswego’s most recognizable landmarks. View from Lake Street, Oswego.

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego offers tours to the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse by boat each year, mid-June through early September, on Fridays and Saturdays from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. (weather pending).  Tickets are $20 per person, and we can accommodate reservations of up to six people per transit to the station. Visitors to the lighthouse should plan to spend roughly two hours (including transit) for their experience and our captains reserve the right to cancel or cut-short any trip due to weather or safety concerns.

Book your experience today at the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse by calling 315-342-0480

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Winona State Forest Recreation Area
Other PO Box 26 Pulaski NY 13142 Website: Visit Website

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Winona Forest, located on the boundary of southern Jefferson County and northern Oswego County in Northern New York, is a 9,233-acre state forest that offers many recreational opportunities, including: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, trapping, dog sledding, bird watching and horseback riding.

Winona Forest is one of the snowiest places east of the Rockies with an average snow fall of 250 inches per year! In winter, the prevailing westerly winds move cold winter air over the warm water of Lake Ontario producing massive lake effect snow falls on the Winona Forest in the Tug Hill area.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mini-Golf & Water Wars
Other 601 County Route 16 Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7096 Website: www.jellystonecny.com

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Mini-golf and NEW water wars game open to the public. Shoot water balloons at your opponents using water balloon launchers.

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Fall Fright Nights

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13th Hour Rising Haunted Hayride
Work 84 Merrit Rd. Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-678-2046 Website: www.13thhourrising.com

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13th Hour Rising – CNY’S professional and theatrical haunted hayride. Located in Fulton, NY, at Chengerian’s Christmas Tree Farm, situated on 200 acres of wooded evergreens and has a very mysterious appeal.

The hayride sets are large scale, all produced in house to remain original. The ride is made to be a slow moving thematic experience with many special effects, digital productions, sound design, pyro and creative detail! The indulgent atmosphere will immerse you into a world that only 13th Hour can create! Prepare for a very personal experience …a true mental mind twist! They create-live fear.

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Behling Orchards’ Zombie Paintball
Work 114 Potter Rd. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315- 963-7068 Cell Phone: 315-727-4784 Website: behlingorchards.com

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Are you a Walking Dead fan, or just like Zombies in general? We have just the thing for you! Try our Zombie Paint Ball where you can stop the Zombies from taking over the orchard.

*Note that you will not be shot at in return.*

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Demon Acres Haunted House & Hayride
Work 341 Co. Rte. 36 Hannibal NY 13074 Work Phone: 315-564-8070 Website: www.demonacres.com

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Demon Acres has three terrifying attractions, Demons Den & Depths Of The Dark Forest! buried alive coffin ride We also serve concessions and bonfires.

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Frightmare Farms Haunted Scream Park
Work 4816 NYS-49 Palermo NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-882-2487 Website: www.frightmarefarms.net

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A theatrically detailed Haunted Attraction that creates a true sense of fear through realistic sets and trained actors.

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Ghost Tours of Fort Ontario
Contact: Paul Lear
Work Fort Ontario State Historic Site 1 E. 4th St. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-4711 Website: fortontario.com

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site is the final resting place for 77 officers, soldiers, women, and children. Perhaps that’s why paranormal activity is a common occurrence on the grounds. For one night only in October, you can join a ghost hunt, guided tour, and presentation of the paranormal, to see what spirits still linger there today.

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Godfrey’s Haunted Hayride
Work 1232 NYS Rte. 264 1232 NYS Rte. 264 Phoenix NY 13135 Work Phone: 315 593-7291

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The forest is quiet during the day, but at night the monsters come out to play. Bring some friends and ride if you dare! It’s fun, but be prepared for scares.

We offer family friendly wagon rides Saturdays & Sundays during October from noon till 5 p.m. Our “forest” is decorated and fun to see. We have a snack kitchen, animals to visit, a maze to go through, products for sale such as pumpkins, cider, apples, cornstalks, baked goods, honey and much more.

Hayrides $2 per person. Ages 2 and under are free.

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Grimsley’s Haunted Gorge
Home 455 Main St. Sweet Memorial Building Phoenix NY 13135

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Grimsley’s Gorge is a Haunt that runs off the love and desire of a dedicated team. We love to entertain our guests and appreciate their love back. Any and all donations to Grimsley’s Gorge goes right back into making it bigger and better for you.

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Haunted Oswego Tours
Contact: Collette Astoria
Work Phone: (315) 591-0491 Website: hauntedoswego.com

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Do you love ghost stories? Come hear the stories that have flourished by word of mouth – some for hundreds of years to the present day. They will enchant, entertain and perhaps even scare you. Give us 90-minutes to take you in search of the many ghosts rumored to haunt the Port City. Total walking distance is approx.1 mile, covered at a very leisurely pace so that you can enjoy Oswego’s haunted locations.

You will hear of the specters that haunt the streets, tunnels, homes, & businesses of our fair city. Oswego’s rich history and proximity to water keep the spirits active and sometimes obvious! We have ghosts which dictate remodeling and and one that has made appearances in broad daylight! The identity of some of our ghosts are well known, while others remain a mystery.

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Selkirk Shores State Park Haunted Hike
Home 7101 NYS-3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-5737

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Walk through the woods and hear the haunting history of Selkirk Shores State Park.

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The Haunted Forest
Work 95 Nichols Rd. Williamstown NY 13493 Work Phone: 315-964-0127 Website: thehauntedforestcny.com

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Ride with Us, If you Dare!

Welcome back to the Haunted Forest for our 8th season in 2019. Come join us this October at the Slaughter House, the Dark Harvest walking trail and the Original Wagon ride through the haunted forest.

Haunted Forest Trail Ride

Our original and longest attraction is the Haunted Forest trail ride. Discover the spirits that lurk in the night in our custom passenger wagons or for the even more adventurous, our Hearse! This is an authentic antique hearse and it has been used to transport many a mortal to their final resting place. Wind through the forest as you uncover the evil that lurks in the night. Every twist and turn uncovers new sights and sounds for all to enjoy.

Dark Harvest Walking Trail

For our braver guests we also offer our walking trail. A totally different experience from our riding trail that lets you get up close and personal with your fears. Not everyone is up to the task but If you have nerves of steel, you just may survive it.

The Slaughter House

If close quarters are not your thing, we strongly suggest you stay away from our cabin in the woods. The family there has their very own special brand of southern hospitality. Thought we’re sure they’d love to invite you in as their guest, we aren’t so sure they’ll want you to leave.

The forest is open Fridays and Saturdays for the month of October. Night-time attractions are open from 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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The Last Ride Haunted Hayride
Work 291 Johnson Rd. Parish NY 13131 Work Phone: 315-529-0320 Website: thelastridepalermo.com

Biographical Info

Attractions

Brave the Haunted Hayride’s winding path through the cursed woods and see what awaits you in the blackout.

Dare travel through the twists and turns of the Haunted House. Who knows what is lurking around the unseen turns of its 2000 square feet of hell. Kids beware, Pennywise has been seen wandering the property as of late!

Beware the Hearse Ride and its open casket seats as we take you out into the woods for a ride you’ll never forget. Well that is if you even come back!

We are open and scaring you the last weekend of September and every weekend in October.

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The Trail of Terror
Work 475 Clifford Rd. Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-2999 Website: thetrailofterror.com

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Deep in the desolate woods, The Trail of Terror features our classic haunted walking trail as well as the most intense indoor haunted house around.

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Ice Skating

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Anthony J. Crisafulli Skating Rink
Other E. Ninth and Schuyler Sts Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-4054
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Fulton Community Center Ice Rink
Other 605 W. Broadway Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-7264
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James P. Cullinan Skating Rink
Other W. Third and Niagara Sts Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-343-6594
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John Ben Snow Community Center
Other Maple Ave Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-4856 Website: Visit Website
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Lacona Firemen’s Field
Other Maple Ave Lacona NY 13083 Work Phone: 315-387-5539
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Marano Campus Center Ice Arena
Other SUNY Oswego Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-312-2301 Website: www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/campuscenter.html

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The Campus Center was completed in 2007 at a cost of $58 million. The composite 341,000-square-foot facility encompasses both new construction and two previously existing buildings, the former Swetman and Poucher halls. The complex includes a convocation hall and arena, the College Store, an activity and food court, offices of Student Affairs staff and student government and affiliated organizations, and offices and classrooms for the college’s humanities disciplines and Office of Learning Services.

The arena is a 2,500-seat venue for Oswego’s Division III ice hockey programs as well as community hockey events, college club hockey teams and the Ice Effects figure skating team. As a convocation hall, the same space accommodates more than 3,000 people for commencement and other formal academic ceremonies as well as concerts, lectures and fairs.

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Parks

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AAA Paintball Park
Other 303 Co. Rte. 23 Constantia NY Work Phone: 315-623-9067 Website: www.aaapaintballpark.com
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Battle Island State Park
Other 2150 NYS-48 Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-593-3408 Website: https://parks.ny.gov/golf/5/details.aspx

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18 holes; 72 par; 5,973 yards; club rentals; cart rentals; lessons; restaurant and bar. Season: April through November.

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Casey’s Cottage
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico Point State Park Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7657 Website: www.howardsplace.net/manorhouse.html

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Nestled in the trees at Mexico Point State Park, off NYS-104B, Casey’s Cottage is maintained by the Friends of Mexico Point State Park. The cottage is open seasonally for free tours during events at the park.

During the 1930s, Dr. William C. Casey and Severin Bischof, with the help of their friends, transformed a former carriage house into an 11th century manor house. The medieval influence is apparent in the life-size wall carvings, the huge fireplace complete with chains for the hounds, and ceilings carved with old English and Gaelic quotes. Free admission.

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Fort Ontario State Historic Site
Contact: Caroline Lamie
Other 1 E. 4th St. Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-343-4711 Website: www.fortontario.com

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Fort Ontario was built on the ruins of three British colonial fortifications by the United States from 1839 to 1844, with Civil War masonry improvements. It was the site of three French and Indian and two War of 1812 battles, and it was the only shelter for Holocaust refugees in the United States during WWII.

Visitors tour exhibits, barracks, guardhouses, offices, powder magazine, underground casemates, and a post cemetery. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday from mid-May to Columbus Day, and seven days July 1 to Labor Day. Sunday hours – 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special events are held year-round.

Fort Ontario Post Cemetery Map

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Mexico Community Park
Other Mexico Community Park New York Route 104 Mexico NY Work Phone: 315-963-8977

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To reserve the Community Park for a party, picnic or any special event, please call Rich to schedule usage to guarantee your spot.

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Mexico Point State Park
Other Mexico Point Dr. Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-8216 Website: www.mexicopointpark.com

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Beach is open for swimming, weather permitting, mid-June through Labor Day. Free admission. Special programs throughout season.

Our Park – 120 acres of park land provides the public with access to serene picnic areas, nature trails, swimming, and cultural experiences. Our facilities are available for reservations for your special event.

Beach – Sandy beach, gradual slope in water, lifeguards and is near bathhouse.

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Sunset at Mexico Point State Park Photo by Stu Gallagher

Bathhouse – Handicapped accessible with changing rooms, sink and flush toilets for men and women.

Casey’s Cottage – A unique setting for a small wedding, rehearsal dinner, shower or business meeting.

Nature Trails – 1/4 mile trail to historic Spy Island and Roop’s Loop, a 3/4 mile self -interpretive nature trail.

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Oswego County Nature Park at Camp Zerbe
Other Oswego County Nature Park Williamstown NY 13493 Work Phone: 315-349-3451

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State Route 104 in the town of Williamstown approximately eight miles east of exit 34, off Interstate Route 81. Open dawn to dusk.

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Oswego Expeditions
Contact: Jennifer Mays
Work PO Box 3011 Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-561-0223

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Oswego Expeditions merges health, history and nature thru outdoor recreation. We provide safe, fun year-round recreational and educational opportunities.

  • Customized guided kayak tours and rentals
  • Customized guided hiking tours throughout Oswego County and Adirondacks
  • Customized Passport to History Expeditions. Guided museum and walking tours in Oswego County’s historic communities
  • Bike rentals and snowshoe rentals – $8/hour or $25/day (6 hours)
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Oswego International Marina
Other 19 Lake St. Oswego NY Work Phone: 315-342-8186 Work Fax: 315-343-0086 Home Phone: 315-343-8430 Website: Oswego International Marina Website: Wright\’s Landing
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Salmon River Falls Unique Area
Other Falls Road Altmar NY

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View majestic falls from trail or parking lot.

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Scriba Town Park
Home O’Connor Road Scriba NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-343-8107 Website: www.scribany.org

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‍‍‍Park Hours
Monday – Sunday
9 am to 8 pm

Pool Hours – Open Late June through August Annually
Monday – Friday‍‍‍
11 am to 8 pm

Saturday + Sunday
12 pm to 8 pm

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Spy Island
Work 120 Mexico Point Dr Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: (315) 963-8977 Website: exploringupstate.com/spy-island-mexico-ny

Biographical Info

Upstate NY has seen its share of battles and countless stories have been told of the men and women who have fought for the freedoms that we celebrate but a number of those stories stand out as being particularly interesting. One such story is the Battle of Oriskany in the Revolutionary War which helped set the stage for an Upstate NY-er to not only help win the battle, but go on to be the sole burial in a park named for his bravery.

Silas Towne first overheard of British Brigadier General Barry St. Leger’s plans to attack Fort Stanwix and made his way ahead of the British troops to warn General Nicholas Herkimer of the coming movement. Though the battle is known to be one of the bloodiest of the Revolutionary War fought on North American territory, Towne’s intelligence gathering proved more than useful to the Patriot forces in defending their position.

After becoming a worthy ally to the Patriots, he went on to lead a successful career as a spy up and down the St. Lawrence River. Upon his retirement, he returned home to Mexico and later, requested that when he passed on, that he be buried on Spy Island, the place where his career as a military intelligence gatherer first began.

Near the entrance to Mexico Point Park lies a short, easy wooded walk along a marshy area and doglegs toward the nearby Lake Ontario. Just five minutes on the path and you’ve arrived at the final resting place of Silas Towne, the namesake for “Spy Island”.

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Taft Bay – David C. Webb Memorial Park
Other Taft Bay Park NYS-49 Bernhards Bay NY 13028 Work Phone: 315-623-9206 Website: www.townconstantia.org/parks.shtml

Biographical Info

David C. Webb Memorial Park at Taft Bay is a true jewel of the North Shore. A recreation area offering plenty of room, fresh air, a beach with lifeguards, two pavilions with electricity, bathhouse, picnic tables, barbecue grills, recreational and sport facilities.

The park offers:

  • Two pavilions with electric outlets.
    • The pavilions may be reserved by calling the Town Clerk’s office at 315-623-9206 Monday -Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • A bathhouse
  • Beach with lifeguards
  • Picnic tables
  • Barbecue grills
  • Basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball net
  • Softball diamond

No pets are allowed at Taft Bay Park.

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Town of Minetto Riverview Park
Other 6 Community Drive Po Box 220 Minetto NY Work Phone: 315-343-2383 Work Fax: 315-342-4421 Website: Visit Website

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  • May – October
  • Boat launch for small boats (under 10′)
  • Dock facility
  • Bath House
  • Picnic Tables
  • Handicap Accessible
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Winona State Forest Recreation Area
Other PO Box 26 Pulaski NY 13142 Website: Visit Website

Biographical Info

Winona Forest, located on the boundary of southern Jefferson County and northern Oswego County in Northern New York, is a 9,233-acre state forest that offers many recreational opportunities, including: snowmobiling, snowshoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, hunting, fishing, trapping, dog sledding, bird watching and horseback riding.

Winona Forest is one of the snowiest places east of the Rockies with an average snow fall of 250 inches per year! In winter, the prevailing westerly winds move cold winter air over the warm water of Lake Ontario producing massive lake effect snow falls on the Winona Forest in the Tug Hill area.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mini-Golf & Water Wars
Other 601 County Route 16 Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7096 Website: www.jellystonecny.com

Biographical Info

Mini-golf and NEW water wars game open to the public. Shoot water balloons at your opponents using water balloon launchers.

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Planetarium

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Charles H. Jerred Planetarium
Other SUNY Oswego Washington Blvd. Oswego NY 13126 Work Phone: 315-312-2790

Biographical Info

Charles H. Jerred Planetarium at SUNY Oswego
Second Floor, Shineman Center.

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Roller Skating

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Bilou Roller Skating Rink
Other 1804 NYS-3 Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-9823

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Bilou Roller Skating Rink Roller/Inline Skating Rink was founded in 1985, Bilou Roller Skating Rink of Fulton, NY is an indoor rink and open year round.

Roller skating sessions for the public are one of the main attractions at Bilou Roller Skating Rink. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house – plus, it’s not like exercising at the gym… skating is fun! Lace-em up and come join the others. Get on the floor and get ready for a great experience.

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Sandy Island Beach State Park
Other 3387 Co. Rte. 15 Sandy Pond NY Work Phone: 315-387-2657 Website: Sandy Island Beach State Park

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Sandy Pond Beach Unique Area is a 76-acre New York State conservation area located within the eastern Lake Ontario dunes. It lies at the north end of a spit of land dividing North Sandy Pond from Lake Ontario, and is about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Sandy Island Beach State Park. There is no road access to the area, which can be most easily reached by boat. For this reason, local residents have long referred to the beach as “Boaters’ Beach”.

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Sunset at Sandy Pond by Stu Gallagher

There is a bird sanctuary on the northern-most tip of this area that hosts large numbers of shorebirds during migration; the Unique Area is part of the Eastern Lake Ontario Marshes Bird Conservation Area that also includes Deer Creek Marsh, Lakeview, and Black Pond Wildlife Management Areas. Visitors and pets are not allowed in the bird sanctuary.

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Theme Parks & Games

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AAA Paintball Park
Other 303 Co. Rte. 23 Constantia NY Work Phone: 315-623-9067 Website: www.aaapaintballpark.com
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Lakeview Mini Golf
Home 723 West Broadway Fulton NY 13069 Work Phone: 315-593-8070
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Little Alaska
Work 1974 NYS Rte. 13 Altmar NY 13302 Website: sites.google.com/site/littlealaskacom
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Thunder Island Water & Family Fun Park
Contact: Ron Falise
Other 21 Wilcox Road Fulton NY Work Phone: 315-598-8016 Website: www.thunder-island.com

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Family amusement park features eight water slides, large zip line, 18-hole miniature golf course, go-karts and games. Oasis banquet facility offers year-round catering.

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Tri-R-Karts Super Golf & Go Carts
Other 7352 NYS Rte. 3 Pulaski NY 13142 Work Phone: 315-298-7223

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Miniature golf, super go-karts, refreshments.  Track or course rentals are available, as well as birthday and party packages.  Open weekends, May and September, and daily, June to August.

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Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Mini-Golf & Water Wars
Other 601 County Route 16 Mexico NY 13114 Work Phone: 315-963-7096 Website: www.jellystonecny.com

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Mini-golf and NEW water wars game open to the public. Shoot water balloons at your opponents using water balloon launchers.

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